One of my must watch TV destinations on Wednesday night has become Empire.
The show which chronicles the exploits of hip-hop mogul Lucious Lyon and his family is a drama filled entertaining hour of must see TV.
I especially love Taraji P. Henson as Lucious' ex-wife Cookie, who is one tough woman not to be messed with.
Some of my homegirls who are fans of Empire simply call it 'The Cookie Show' for her scene stealing larger than life on camera appearances.
Lucious, played by Terrence Howard is the founder of Empire Entertainment who has been diagnosed with ALS about the same time that past sins start to haunt his life and a power struggle is starting between his three sons for control of the company.
Empire debuted on FOX January 7 with 9.9 million viewers watching its inaugural episode, and has made television history by becoming the first show in 23 years to increase its weekly viewership through the first five weeks of its initial season.
Probably safe to say this show will be renewed for a second season with strong numbers like this, and it also proves the point that a dram series with a multicultural cast and strong story lines will draw viewers.