FOX Wednesdays: American Idol and Empire keep the music rolling

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FOX’s all new, musical Wednesday night line-up debuts tonight, Jan. 7, at 8 p.m., and you can catch the newest shows on Fox CT every week.

First up, AMERICAN IDOL XIV launches the night with a special two-night, three-hour premiere event at 8 p.m. The special event continues Thursday from 8-10 p.m.

This season on the long-running competition you can catch Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. judging who will become the next American Idol, while long-time host Ryan Seacrest returns to run the show.

©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Lavine/FOX

©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Lavine/FOX

After the singing spectacular make sure you catch our latest scripted show, EMPIRE. The new drama centers around a family battle for the keys to the music empire. Luscious Lyon (Terrence Howard), the CEO of Empire Entertainment, is trying to keep control of his kingdom while his ex-wife, Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) and their three sons try to steal his power.

The groundbreaking new drama will feature original music available for download on iTunes. It debuts at 9 p.m. Wednesday night and stars Bryshere Gray, Trai Byers and Jussie Smollett as the three Lyons sons and Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson as their parents.