Demi Moore Is Heading To Network TV

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While actress Demi Moore has had a steady feature film career for over three decades now, she hasn't been a major part of a TV series since a stint on General Hospital in the early 1980s. And though she won't be at the head of anything on the small screen soon, Moore has signed on for a recurring role on the Fox hit Empire, which means it will almost definitely be her most scandalous television experience yet. What's more, it's already guaranteed to last until next season.

For what will hopefully be a blistering performance, Demi Moore joins Empire as a currently unnamed nurse who believes in ruling with an iron thumb. The character's past is apparently of some importance, as there are secrets she's keeping, and however she ends up fitting into the Lyon family's lives in the first place, it only gets worse from the first moment on. So I don't think we should prepare ourselves to see her and Cookie drinking mimosas and sharing fashion advice.

We also shouldn't expect to see her popping up immediately, as Demi Moore will be kept away from Lucious Lyon & Co. until her introduction in what will presumably be a wild throwdown of a Season 3 finale. When the already renewed Season 4 arrives later this fall, that's when Moore's mysterious nurse will really get invested with the devious and dangerous lives of Empire Entertainment's elite. I bet Jamal is nice to her, though, because it's Jamal. But not Luscious and Cookie. Never them.

Demi Moore is just one of several new faces that have already been locked down for Season 3, which isn't surprising, since Empire is forever bringing in famous folks for its stories. By the time Moore arrives, the Fox drama will have already featured Phylicia Rashad, Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Eva Longoria, Mariah Carey and even Rumer Willis. And that's just this year.

The last time Demi Moore made a TV appearance within a scripted format was in 2003 for an episode of Will & Grace, with previous memorable parts coming on Ellen and Tales from the Crypt. She has, of course, been a regular on the talk show circuit over the years, and has popped up on awards shows and Saturday Night Live (which she hosted in 1988). Could Empire lead the actress to even more TV projects in the future? Stranger things have happened. Ooh, get her on Stranger Things.

Empire will finally return to Fox for the remainder of Season 3 on Wednesday, March 22, at 10:00 p.m. ET. Head to our midseason premiere schedule to see what's coming to the small screen in the near future.

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