Tonight (Jan. 7) the highly anticipated and highly promoted new drama Empire will air on Fox. The show features a rockstar cast mixed with industry elites (like Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, and Gabourey Sidibe) and newcomers (Bryshere Y Gray, Trai Byers, and Jussie Smollet). The series is predicted—by us anyway—to win it’s time slot across the board because of it’s dynamic cast, storyline, and relateablity with all it’s characters. Despite the little shade thrown it’s way (*ahem 50 cent*) we’re excited that a primetime series of this caliber will soon takeover Wednesdays.
We’re only a few hours away until the premiere of Empire and if you’re skeptical as to why you should watch it, here’s six reasons why it will become your new favorite series.