Co-creator Ilene Chaiken will play executive producer.
Showtime is developing a new take on the early groundbreaking drama, with Ilene Chaiken joined by original stars Jennifer Beals, Kate Moennig and Leisha Hailey, who will connect with a new ensemble. read more
Series creator Ilene Chaiken will exec produce alongside original stars Jennifer Beals, Kate Moennig and Leisha Hailey, who will connect with a new ensemble. read more
Empire showrunner Ilene Chaiken is staying in business with 20th Century Fox TV, signing a new multiyear overall deal with the studio behind Fox’s flagship drama series. Under the pact, she’ll continue at the helm of Empire, and also...Show More Summary
Under the new multiyear pact, she'll also develop new projects for 20th Century Fox Television. read more
Ilene Chaiken recently spoke out and explained why she thinks The L Word needs to come back to television, and she makes a valid point.
Showrunner Ilene Chaiken also opens up to THR about Demi Moore's "integral" role going into the fourth season. read more
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of tonight's Empire Season 3 finale on Fox. "Empire is all about conflict, the unexpected and high drama," executive producer Ilene Chaiken says of tonight's explosive Season 3 finale. Based...Show More Summary
Showrunner Ilene Chaiken also discusses the possibility of another death in the final episode. "Life is fleeting in 'Empire' land," she says. read more
"Empire" showrunner Ilene Chaiken is dismissing reported drama between actresses Taraji P. Henson and Nia Long on the Chicago set of the Fox drama. "Nia is a gifted actress and we're grateful for the incredible work she did on 'Empire' in this pivotal role. Her character, Giuliana, is a nemesis...
Showrunner Ilene Chaiken talks to THR about Andre's dangerous endgame and Rumer Willis' "tormented" character. read more
EXCLUSIVE: ShondaLand’s Betsy Beers, Ilene Chaiken, Executive Producer of Fox’s Empire and Bad Moms Producer Suzanne Todd, have been added to the list of speakers at the 2nd annual Women in Entertainment Summit presented by ArcLightShow More Summary
'Empire' showrunner Ilene Chaiken breaks down the many big moments from the hip-hop drama's season 3 premiere including a major character death. read more
The out showrunner of Empire and creator of The L Word discusses anti-LGBT discrimination in Hollywood, animal rights, and her relationship with her wife, LouAnne.
"It's completely different rules this year," showrunner Ilene Chaiken tells THR. read more
Empire’s Lucious Lyons and wife Cookie could get a spinoff, EP Ilene Chaiken acknowledged this afternoon at TCA. “There’s a good chance there will be a spinoff,” Chaiken said after appearing at TCA to talk about the third season of the hit Fox series. Show More Summary
EP Ilene Chaiken also reflected on the decision to kill off two LGBT characters in April at the beginning of the "Bury Your Gays" trope. read more
When “Empire” showrunner Ilene Chaiken was working with Quincy Jones in the 1990s, they developed a show about a girl band. “It would have been a smash hit,” Chaiken says now. “But it didn't get on the air. For many years people have talked about doing shows about the music industry — but they...
Fox's hit drama TV series "Empire" just served one of the most horrific wedding receptions ever since the Red Wedding in "Game of Thrones."
"I would venture that it sure sounded like someone went over," showrunner Ilene Chaiken tells THR about the deadly cliffhanger. read more