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Empire Season 2 Is So Full of Guest Stars—But Still, Where's Oprah?

Your fears about Empire getting too bloated with big game guest stars have not gone unnoticed by the powers that be. In an interview with Deadline, showrunner Ilene Chaiken said they...

‘Empire’ Showrunner Ilene Chaiken On Channeling Lee Daniels And Season Two

Joining Lee Daniels' and Danny Strong's Empire last year after the pilot was shot, Ilene Chaiken brought a wealth of TV series expertise to what became a blockbuster season for all concerned. As showrunner, The L Word creator and Black Box EP watched with everyone as the Fox soap about a hip-hop family dynasty—led by stars Taraji P. Show More Summary

'Empire' Showrunner Inks Rich Overall Deal With 20th TV

Ilene Chaiken has signed a new two-year deal with an option for a third, with sources pegging the pact at seven figures. read more

‘Empire’ Showrunner Ilene Chaiken Inks Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox TV

20th Century Fox TV has started to lock in key creative auspices behind the studio’s blockbuster new Fox drama series Empire. 20th TV has signed a two-year overall deal with the series’ executive producer/showrunner Ilene Chaiken. Under...Show More Summary

‘Empire’s’ Jussie Smollett Denies Behind The Scenes Drama

Since Empire has wrapped for the season it seems like every day there’s a new story about behind the scenes drama. As the Inquisitr previously reported, actor Malik Yoba went off on head writer Ilene Chaiken after the season finale revealed Veronon’s death. Show More Summary

‘Empire’ Showrunner On How Hip-Hop Drama Broadened Its Audience

"Empire showrunner and executive producer Ilene Chaiken talks with Speakeasy about reasons for the show’s popularity.

Anatomy Of A Hit: Why Everyone Watched—And Talked About—"Empire"

With the show's first season coming to a close on March 18, Co.Create talks to showrunner Ilene Chaiken about the casting decisions, investment in original music and fast-paced storytelling that have made this primetime soap opera a smash. Show More Summary

Daily Fix: The Canon Bisexual Protagonist and Other Pop Culture Stories We Missed

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Glee is ending, The 100's lead character is bisexual and awesome, Azaelia Banks is naked, Clea DuVall is on This Just Out, Ilene Chaiken has a job, Brittani is on BET and all the other arts & entertainment news you need.

Empire Showrunner Ilene Chaiken on the Show’s Overnight Success and the Two-Hour Finale

Fox’s Empire burst onto the scene less than three months ago, immediately becoming the biggest new hit of the season — and one of TV’s hottest shows, period. In fact, the most recent episodes of the hip-hop family soap have surpassed The Big Bang Theory to rank as the No.... More »

‘Empire’ Scoop: What’s In Store For Season 2?

Empire’s first season is coming to a close in a few weeks, and now we have a bit of an idea of what to expect for the second season. Empire’s executive producer Ilene Chaiken spoke about one of the most talked about character, Cookie Lyon, and what fans will have to look forward to. It ‘Empire’ Scoop: What’s In Store For Season 2? is an article from: The Inquisitr News

Ilene Chaiken, Empire Executive Producer, Gives Details About the Most Explosive Episode Yet

Since Empire premiered Jan. 7, its ratings have increased each week. Last week over 12 million viewers tuned into the FOX drama centering around a hip-hop entertainment company. One of the most beloved stories centers around Jamal (Jussie...Show More Summary

'Empire' Boss Explains Olivia's Entrance, Lucious' Season-Long Drive, Triggers for Andre

THR checked in with Ilene Chaiken midway through the hip-hop drama's first season. read more

'Empire' Showrunner Breaks Down What to Expect From Fox's Hip-Hop Drama

Ilene Chaiken talks with THR about how the Lee Daniels drama balances story and music as well as how the complicated family dynamic will play out going forward read more

Op-ed: These Lesbians Will Break Your Heart

While Ilene Chaiken's earlier series depicted the lives of lesbians in glamorous L.A., her latest project is her realest yet. read more

Out In The Deep South

Emily Shire applauds the Showtime documentary L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin, which premieres tonight, for presenting an overlooked side of lesbian life in America: The film – produced by Ilene Chaiken, who also did The L Word – acknowledges that for all the immense good that came from television portrayals of lesbians, these shows […]

Showtime Orders 'L Word' Documentary From Ilene Chaiken

"L Word Mississippi: Hate the Sin" will premiere in August and reteams Chaiken with the producers behind "The Real L Word." read more

Ilene Chaiken Boards New Fox Series ‘Empire’ As Showrunner

The L Word creator Ilene Chaiken has joined Fox’s newly picked up series Empire as executive producer/showrunner. The soapy family drama, set in the world of a hip-hop empire, was written by The Butler team of Danny Strong and Lee Daniels and directed by Daniels. Show More Summary

'Sherlock Holmes' Kelly Reilly to Star in ABC Limited Series 'Black Box'

She'll play a neuroscientist in the 13-episode drama from Amy Holden Jones, Ilene Chaiken and Bryan Singer. read more

Bryan Singer, Ilene Chaiken Drama Gets Series Order at ABC

"The Black Box" hails from "The Relic" and "Mystic Pizza" writer Amy Holden Jones. read more

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