Cookie is NOT messing around this season!

The award-winning series Empire averages more than 21 total million viewers per episode, and has been busy collecting critical accolades. Most recently Empire was nominated for the 2016 Golden Globes for "Best Television Series – Drama" while Taraji P. Henson picked up her Golden Globe Award for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama".

On Tuesday, actress Taraji P. Henson, 45, who plays matriarch Cookie Lyon, posted an Instagram photo with her co-stars Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Y. Gray and Trai Byers. The star told her fans to get ready for the season 3 premiere.

There's A LOT to look forward to for the return of Empire: Queen Mariah Carey guest starring as Kitty, seeing where Lucious and Cookie are at, and we'll FINALLY learn who fell off the balcony.

Empire Season 3 "Cookie Lyon Is Back For Her Family" Promo (HD)

Empire Season 3 "Cookie Lyon Is Back For Her Family" Promo (HD)

"It's always been Cookie and Lucious." We'll see about that. Empire Season 3 premieres Wednesday, September 21st on FOX.

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