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TCA 2015: 'Empire' is an unapologetic soap opera, spiced with life
TCA 2015: 'Empire' is an unapologetic soap opera, spiced with life

Some drama series might flee from being labeled as a soap opera. The producers of Fox's new "Empire" embrace it. "Don't you all miss 'Dynasty?'" exclaimed Lee Daniels, creator and executive producer, to reporters during a session for the drama at the Television Critics Assn. press tour. Co-star Tariji P. Henson spoke excitedly about the catfights on that show, "fluffy slippers and people stabbing each other in the back." Daniels said "Empire" is in that vein, but it is also a true reflection of his experience. "This show is my life," said Daniels, who also produced the films "Lee Daniels' The Butler"...

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