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It seems like season 2 of Empire is going to be focusing a lot on Cookie Lyon. 

When we last left off on Empire, Cookie was obviously still in love with Luscious after he left her twisting in the wind but she finally came to the conclusion that he’s no good for her. Then, the security guard Malcolm DeVeaux played by Derek Luke, wanted to put his hand in the cookie jar but Luscious nipped that in the bud once he found out.

Now, the latest news on the second season of Empire suggests that Cookie will have a new love interest played by Adam Rodriguez. Rodriguez will play a former EMT who an unnamed producer described as, “a smooth-talking concert promoter with expert hustler skills.”

Rodriguez starred alongside Taraji P. Henson in Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself, in case you’re wondering where you know him from.


So many teases are revealing a lot more drama is in stored for the Lyons plus a bunch of iconic musical guests.

“Empire” Season 2 airs Sept. 23 at 9 p.m.  on Fox.

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