'Empire' Promotes Pair to Series Regulars

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Empire Promotes Pair to Series Regular
Empire Promotes Pair to Series Regular

Empire‘s put-upon assistants are finally getting some respect.

Gabourey Sidibe and Ta’Rhonda Jones, who play Lucious’ and Cookie’s respective lackeys Becky and Porsha, have been elevated to full-fledged series regulars, TVLine has learned exclusively. (That noise you hear is Cookie fetching her own damn shoe.)

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The pair’s promotions will take effect with the show’s upcoming second season.

Last month, following Empire‘s Season 1 finale, Ilene Chaiken commented on the series-regular prospects of Sidibe and Jones, telling TVLine’s Michael Slezak, “We love them both, and we want them both back as ongoing characters on the show.”

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