Fox’s “Empire” lives up to its title: It’s one of the biggest new shows on television, giving “SNL” just enough reason to spoof it. In the parody, Thor himself Chris Hemsworth joins the “Empire” cast as the coveted “white guy,” satirically filling a void left in the show. Kenan Thompson impersonates Terrence Howard’s character, Lucious.
If you haven’t followed 2015’s most exciting ratings story, “Empire” follows a family fighting for control of their hip-hop empire, trying to gain the upper hand by any means necessary as they meander through their own personal demons.
“Empire” stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, and airs on Fox Wednesdays at 9pm. “Saturday Night Live” airs… on Saturday nights.