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Lee Daniels On His New Show EMPIRE: "I Have A Great Love For Soap Opera … This Is My Black DYNASTY!"

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Next Wednesday on January 7th, one of the most highly touted new series is about to debut when Empire airs its first episode on FOX beginning at 9PET/8PMCT!

One of the co-creators of Empire is Lee Daniels, the Oscar-nominated producer-director of Precious and The Butler.  Daniels created this new drama along with Danny Strong the Emmy-nominated writer of HBO’s Game Change.

In Empire, the backdrop is the world of Hip-Hop music and it stars the dynamic Taraji P. Henson in the role of Cookie!  In the first episode, Cookie emerges from a 17-year stint in jail for running illegal drugs whose profits went for the creation of Empire Entertainment …  and … Cookie’s ex-hubby, Lucious played by Terrence Howard who is a former street thug turned rap superstar, is about to take the company public on the New York Stock Exchange. Cookie, who knows she can bring down Lucious with dirty secret to the press, wants what she feels is her fair share of the company … half of it.   But there’s more! Lucious was recently diagnosed with ALS and must decide which of his three sons should run the company when he is unable to do so! Soapalicious, right?

When talking about the creation of this series and all of its numerous characters with TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan, Daniel offered up “I have a great love for soap opera,” he confessed. Then went on to say,  “This is my black Dynasty.”

So, will you be checking out Empire?  Do you like the premise? Could it be the next primetime hit soapy drama? Comment below!

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Sounds interesting…ill check it out if i dont 4get!!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

ummmmm. no.

Shay
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Shay

Exactly, rebecca1!!! I shall take a pass, as well. Me thinks I’ll simply stick with the supremely superb new season of “Downton Abbey!!!”

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

STILL haven’t caught up!

jonboy
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jonboy

Ummmmmmmm…yes!

su0000
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su0000

I have seen the previews/trailer.. It will be a blockbuster!
I have been waiting for it!!
I am ready!!!
(pop corn and Dr. Perpper)

SiteAdvocate61
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SiteAdvocate61

This has definitely peaked my interest.

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

I have been looking forward to this series since fall…and I don’t even like hip-hop or rap music. But, Howard & Henson on screen are a must-see IMO.

dee
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dee

yes the show Empire looks very interesting, great actors, right after American Idol. , I am so ready to see a great drama with great actors, cannot wait!

Bandele
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Bandele

Ummm Oh Heckee to the YES!

Can’t wait to see Taraji again after Person of Interest I was wondering where she went after her movie w/Idris Elba…and with Terrance Howard, together they are phenomenal dynamic (Oscar nominated actors) they will bring it like Hustle and Flo.

I am a huge fan of gritty urban fiction and this seems like it will fit the bill. Now if the writing is all there this could be another hit like Starz’s Power. Seems like its Berry Gordy’s Motown only 2015 style. I’m ready like Freddy.

Wil
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Wil

Can’t wait!

Jordan
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Jordan

Will be watching and hope others will too. This is the only way to get rid of all the terrible reality shows on now. Bring on scripted shows again daytime as well as in prime time. I also wish some network would broadcast some of the old canceled soaps like Another World, Guiding Light, ATWT, & others. Those shows were great. I would much rather see old canceled soaps on television than reality shows or boring talk shows in daytime.

scott
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scott

Really, black DYNASTY? I wonder how long WHITE DYNASTY would be allowed to stay on a website. Enough of the transparent hollywood double standard, Michael. I expected more from you.

su0000
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su0000

What?
Michael did not say that ..

– Daniels the creator of the new drama said it..

Daniel offered up “I have a great love for soap opera,” he confessed. Then went on to say, “This is my black Dynasty.”

not said by Michael… said by Daniels… 🙂

davlestev1
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davlestev1

LOL su0000 what on EARTH was his comment about…what if it was a telenovela and the creator said this is my brown dynasty?? At first I wasn’t going to watch it until I saw the creators involved and this article cemented my butt on the couch for the premiere…Oh scott..into the woods to sell the cow..to find the coat..LMAO

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Just another trigger-happy response from someone who thinks that any mention of ethnicity is “racist,” which is completely off-base. It’s very easy to criticize someone for mentioning a black, Hispanic or Asian version of a well-known work when their own race has always been well-represented. In this case, “black” was used as an adjective, a descriptive word, similar to how the movie, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, can be called an “American SEVEN SAMURAI.” It’s not derogatory to describe something that changes settings or character traits to update the story. Race names ARE adjectives.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I’ve seen many commercials for this show. It definitely looks soapy. I think it will be successful. I’ll check it out.

Patrick
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Patrick

i’m definitely, showing up for this gala

I tried OWN’ Tyler Perry ” the have and have nots”

did not hold my attention span

Lee Daniels forefronts his love for serial…

I’m going

Lew S
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Lew S

I will be watching!!

su0000
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su0000

I cant wait!
Empire is going to change the world of prime time soaps..
Empire is the start of something big in primetime
it is very strong on characters and deep emotional drama.
it is the one you can’t get enough of ..
it is the soaps of all the soaps (21st century soap..

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

It’s fitting that FOX would see the potential in a show like this. Shakespeare was basically writing soap opera for his age. And, FOX has been the go to network for edgy, slightly offbeat material that’s ahead of its time (MARRIED WITH CHILDREN, THE SIMPSONS, X-FILES, GLEE). Once they figured out that blending Shakespeare with the music connections already established by GLEE would = potential hit, it was just a matter of time. It’s taken long enough. Gordy Berry’s and Quincy Jones’ lives should have inspired a soap like this a long time ago.

su0000
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su0000

I am a binge watcher..
I do not like the 6 days down between shows, it breaks it up..
when binge watching it rolls out smooth and never interrupted, I really like that..

with this one. i don’t know if i will be able to wait for the all the shows to end for a binge watching..

Gomez Addams
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Gomez Addams

So it is okay to use the word Negro if you are a Negro? It is used in this show.

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TONIGHT: ‘Dynasty’ Season Four Premiere

Truly one of the most entertaining TV show’s is back tonight with the return of CW’s witty, lusty, twisty, and oh-so-soapy, Dynasty!

The fourth season has a 21-episode order and will air in its Friday night slot beginning tonight at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.

In story, and in tonight’s season opener entitled “That Unfortunate Dinner”: Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies) and Liam (Adam Huber) plan their wedding, with some unsolicited input from Alexis (Elaine Hendrix), which leaves Fallon questioning if Alexis could be right.

 

Meanwhile, Alexis and Jeff (Sam Adegoke) have a photo shoot to announce their new ‘power couple’ status.  While, Dominique (Michael Michele) runs into hiccups with her new fashion line and turns to unexpected sources for help. Blake (Grant Show) is determined to work on his relationship with Cristal (Daniella Alonso) and Culhane (Robert C. Riley) advises Sam (Rafael De La Fuente) on his current state of affairs.  That’s not all!  Anders (Alan Dale) does some digging and is shocked by what he finds and Adam’s (Sam Underwood) confession to Kirby (Maddison Brown) is met with surprising results.

The CW released this clip ahead of tonight’s episode where just as Liam and Fallon toast to their “drama-free” next chapter, a clumsy waiter messes up the photo right through Liam’s face with a bottle of champagne, as Liam’s disdainful mother (Sharon Lawrence) arrives on the scene.

Check out the clip below and let us know if you are looking forward to Dynasty’s return via the comment section.

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‘Soap Opera Know-It-All’ Virtual Game Show Debuts

This week, the Michael Fairman Channel dropped the premiere episode of the first-ever virtual soap opera game show, Soap Opera Know-It-All.  

The game features four soap fans from around the country who test their knowledge against each other for prizes and the bragging rights to be the “Ultimate Know-It-All” come seasons end.

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With the coronavirus pandemic still among us and life not fully back to normal, the game show is produced and hosted by Michael Fairman that brought fans from different parts of the country together for the kick-off.  They are: Marni Ockene, Floyd Elwell, Nicholas Hess and Gina Patterson.

 

The game is played in two rounds, and the players receive points for each correct answer as they choose questions from 2 game board categories which are all soap operas; either primetime or daytime in a ‘Jeopardy’-like format.

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However, come the knock-out round we are left with two players who try to answer the final question from this week’s guest performer, The Young and the Restless‘, Sharon Case (Sharon).  If no one is eliminated, the game goes into “Sudden Death”.

On each new episode, different soap operas will be featured on the game board and/or in different amalgamations, plus you never know just which of your favorite soap stars might pop up!

Check out the premiere of “Soap Opera Know-It-All” below.  Then, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below.

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Michael Nader Added to Line-up of the Virtual ‘Dynasty’ Reunion

Emma Samms’ (Ex-Fallon) upcoming Dynasty reunion for a good cause has added another memorable face from the cast to the line-up of next Saturday’s March 20th virtual event.

Michael Nader (Ex-Dex Dexter, Dynasty and Ex-Dimitri, All My Children) will now be joining Samms along with many of the signature cast of the beloved ABC 80’s nighttime soap opera for its 40th anniversary.

Fans can join Emma and Michael along with: Linda Evans, Heather Locklear, John James, Catherine Oxenberg, Al Corley, Gordon Thomson, Jack Coleman, Maxwell Caufield, Pamela Bellwood, and more for the event to help raise funds for research into Long-COVID

As GH and soap fans know, Emma (who also plays Holly Sutton on the ABC daytime drama series) contracted Covid-19 last year and has been public about her battle with Long-COVID since then.

For tickets to the Dynasty event brought to you by Coastal Entertainment, click here.

So excited to hear Michael has joined the reunion of the year? Comment below.

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