The blockbuster Fox drama “Empire” now has a deal for cable, where it will premiere this spring on TV One. The channel announced the acquisition ahead of its upfront presentation, noting that “Empire” will be a part of its summer lineup.
TV One President Brad Siegel said in the announcement: “We are ecstatic to partner with 20th Television and Imagine in showcasing one of the biggest hits in television history. ‘Empire’ dominates the media landscape with a first-rate cast, original music content, engaging plots and celebrity guests. TV One is proud to be the exclusive cable network home for the series as it represents our brand promise to defy expectations.”
Launched in 2004, TV One, which targets an African-American audience, reaches 57 million U.S. households.