Empire ended its inaugural season on top of the world, but things are getting a little tricky in the off season.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show is currently in a legal battle to keep its name. Fox has been hit with demands from a California company called Empire Distribution, Inc. that it pay $5 million and cast several of the company's artists on the show. Apparently the other Empire believes it holds the rights to the word. And they're claiming that the show has tarnished the company's name by associating it with "a label run by a homophobic drug dealer prone to murdering his friends."
Of course the real Empire isn't going to take this lying down—Fox has filed a preemptive lawsuit to keep the name, claiming it has every right to use the word for the show's title. This case is just beginning, but something tells us everything's going to work out fine for everyone. But, just to be safe, we thought it would be smart to do some brainstorming on alternate titles for our favorite drama. It's always good to plan ahead, right?
The Lyon's Den
Hustle & Flow 2
Drip, Drop, Drip Drippity Drop
Really Mad Men
Adultery Is the New Black
American Horror Story: Lucious' House
Pretty Little Liars (oh wait...)
Boo Boo Kitty's Revenge
The Not Very Good Wife
Glee, But Way Better
How to Get Away With Murder for One Season
Smash, But Way Better
The Streets Ain't Made for Everybody
Why Did I Get Married Three?
Lee Daniels' The Rappers
The Cookie Project