Among the many new shows soon headed to FOX is the hip hop drama "Empire" from "The Butler" collaborators Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. Oscar-nominated "Hustle & Flow" star Terrence Howard leads the cast, which also includes Oscar nominee Taraji Henson, and will features a guest appearance from "Precious" star Gabourey Sidibe. It will premiere this spring on FOX. 

Check out some photos of the cast and from the pilot episode here:

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