Gabourey Sidibe is reteaming with her Precious director Lee Daniels for his new Fox hip-hop drama Empire, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Timbaland has signed on to the Fox drama pilot Empire, TVGuide.com has learned.
The Grammy-winning producer will act as songwriter and producer for the show, a family drama set in the world of a hip-hop empire. It will feature modern music as well as original tracks.
Taraji P. Henson will star opposite Terrence Howard in Fox's Empire, TVGuide.com has learned.
From The Butler's Lee Daniels and Game Change's Danny Strong, Empire is a family drama set in the world of a hip-hop empire that will feature both original and current music.
12 Years a Slave was the big winner in the motion picture category at Saturday's NAACP Image Awards, while Scandal, Person of Interest and NCIS: LA all took home television prizes.
Person of Interest fans were stunned in November when the CBS drama killed off original cast member Taraji P. Henson's Detective Carter. But no one took it harder than her castmates.
"I really miss working with Taraji," Kevin Chapman, who plays Carter's partner Detective Lionel Fusco, tells TVGuide.com. "She was very gracious, and we just really connected. We had a lot of fun. We'd go to basketball games together and dinners. I really miss having her around."
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Though Chapman misses his former scene partner, he's well aware of how much meaty material Carter's death has given him to play....