Terrence Howard Joins Lee Daniels’s Hip-Hop Pilot

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Actor Terrence Howard attends the EXPERIENCE: East Meets West event hosted by the Beverly Hills chamber of commerce at Crustacean on February 5, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Photo: Jason Merritt/2014 Getty Images

To refresh your memory, since there are multiple hip-hop pilots out there right now: This is Empire, the family drama from Lee Daniels and his Butler co-writer Danny Strong (a.k.a. Andrew Rannells’s mean boyfriend on last week’s Girls). Anyway, Howard will play Lucious Lyons, the head of a record label called also called Empire. How convenient that the show and the label have the same name!