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Forest Whitaker To Guest Star On 'Empire'

Things just got a little more interesting for fans of the FOX series Empire.

Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actor, director and producer Forest Whitaker will guest-star in a multi-episode arc on Empire, beginning this fall on FOX.

Whitaker will play “Uncle Eddie,” a charismatic music icon and bonafide hitmaker, who gave an unknown Lucious (Terrence Howard) his first radio airplay. Decades later, Eddie steps up for Lucious at a critical moment during his rehabilitation, and a grateful Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) invites him to produce a song in celebration of Empire Entertainment’s 20th anniversary.

The hit series returns Wednesday, Sept. 27 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

On the Season Four premiere, Lucious makes his first public appearance after the explosion in Las Vegas, while all members of the Lyon family have their own interests in Lucious regaining his physical and mental faculties.

**Photo courtesy of Michael Lavine/FOX**

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