The countdown has begun and 'Empire' and Taraji P. Henson will be back Sept. 23 on FOX, just in case you thought it was moving to another network.

Post polls have cover the web asking who should play Cookie's mother on the show. Well, Taraji has spoken and you won't believe who she wants to be her mother.

In a perfect world for Taraji, Cookie's mother and father would be Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams. That would be awesome because this is an old school classic couple.

They started together in classic films from the 70s like "Lady Sings The Blues" and "Mahogany."