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‘Monarch’ to Air Tuesdays on FOX, Primetime Soap Stars Trace Adkins, Anna Friel and Susan Sarandon

Weeks after its pre-taped upfront presentation, FOX has finally announced its fall schedule with premiere dates. Musical drama “Monarch,” which was supposed to debut during the 2021-2022 television season before the network opted instead to push it to the 2022-2023 television season, premieres with a special two-night event, beginning Sunday, September 11, immediately following the FOX NFL doubleheader. The series will then slide into its regularly scheduled time period, Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Tuesday, September 20. Returning for its sixth season, medical drama “The Resident” will lead off the night at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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Monarch Trailer Pits Susan Sarandon vs. Anna Friel in Fox's Country Music Drama: 'There's Only One Queen'

We haven’t seen a group of big-haired queens put up this much of a fight over a crown since the last season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Fox on Friday released an extended trailer for Monarch, its upcoming drama series about the (fractured) first family of country music. Susan Sarandon takes the lead as superstar Dottie Cantrell Roman, the industry’s undisputed queen. But is she really ready to pass that title down to daughter Nicolette (Anna Friel), whose own ambitions may not align with her own? Of course, Friel’s character isn’t the only member of this musical dynasty looking to shoot her shot at the crown. Nicolette’s sister Gigi (Beth Ditto) is also ready to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight, even if Dottie is convinced that she’s a bit of a “wild card.” (You know, something tells us we’re really looking to like Gigi.) The primetime sudser also stars Trace Adkins as Albie Roman, Iñigo Pascual as Ace Grayson and Joshua Sasse as as Luke Roman. Monarch premieres Sunday, Jan. 30 on Fox. Hit PLAY on the trailer above for an extended sneak peek, then drop a comment with your thoughts below. Is this family feud music to your ears?
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‘The Box’: MGM To Distribute NENT Group Series Starring Anna Friel From Creator Adi Hasak

EXCLUSIVE: MGM has acquired global distribution rights to the upcoming supernatural-psychological thriller series The Box, starring Anna Friel, from Shades of Blue creator Adi Hasak and Nordic Entertainment Group. The deal excludes the Nordics, Baltics and Poland, where The Box will premiere on NENT Group’s streaming service Viaplay Nov. 28, and the Netherlands and the UK, where Viaplay will launch in 2022. Created by Hasak, the English-language series stars Friel as Sharon Pici, a Kansas City police officer who is surrounded by headstrong men who are convinced she is losing her mind – when, through no fault of her own, she’s...
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Susan Sarandon and Anna Friel to Star in Country Music Dynasty Drama Series MONARCH at Fox

Oscar-winner Susan Sarandon (Thelma and Louise, Dead Man Walking) and English actress Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies, Limitless, Marcella) have signed on to star in the country music dynasty series, Monarch, that is headed to Fox. Created by Melissa London Hilfers, “Monarch is described as a Texas-sized, multigenerational musical drama about...
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Marcella star Anna Friel confirmed for new TV show

Marcella star Anna Friel has found her newest project. The actress, who has also appeared in Pushing Daisies and Brookside, will be starring in Monarch, described as a "country music dynasty" drama. As reported by Deadline, Friel will be starring alongside The Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Witches of...
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Trace Adkins Joins Anna Friel and Susan Sarandon in ‘Monarch’ Series

Country music artist Trace Adkins has signed on to star in Fox’s new midseason drama, Monarch, created by Melissa London Hilfers. The three-time Academy of Country Music Award winner will be joining Golden Globe nominee Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies) and Oscar winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking) in what’s described as a Country music-driven family drama set to premiere on Sunday, January 30, 2022.
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Susan Sarandon and Anna Friel Cast in FOX’s Midseason Drama, MONARCH

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER SUSAN SARANDON AND GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER ANNA FRIEL CAST IN FOX ENTERTAINMENT’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MIDSEASON DRAMA SERIES, “MONARCH”. All-New Country Music-Themed Family Drama, Wholly Owned and Financed by FOX Entertainment, Scheduled to Debut with Two-Night Premiere, Beginning Sunday, January 30, Immediately Following NFC Championship on FOX Sarandon to Play Family Matriarch; Friel Cast as Heir to the Throne.
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Susan Sarandon, Anna Friel to Star in Fox Country Music Drama Series ‘Monarch’

Susan Sarandon and Anna Friel have been cast in the upcoming Fox country music drama series “Monarch,” Variety has learned. In the series, the Romans are headed by the insanely talented, but tough as nails Queen of Country Music Dottie Cantrell Roman (Sarandon). Along with her beloved husband, Albie, Dottie has created a country music dynasty. But even though the Roman name is synonymous with authenticity, the very foundation of their success is a lie. And when their reign as country royalty is put in jeopardy, heir to the crown Nicolette “Nicky” Roman (Friel) will stop at nothing to protect her family’s...
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Monarch - Susan Sarandon And Anna Friel to Star

All-New Country Music-Themed Family Drama, Wholly Owned and Financed by FOX Entertainment,. Beginning Sunday, January 30, Immediately Following NFC Championship on FOX. Sarandon to Play Family Matriarch; Friel Cast as Heir to the Throne. Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon (“Thelma & Louise,” “Dead Man Walking,” “Feud”) and Golden Globe winner...
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Fox taps Susan Sarandon and Anna Friel for country music dynasty drama Monarch

Sarandon will play the "insanely talented, but tough as nails" Queen of Country Music Dottie Cantrell Roman. Friel has been cast as Nicolette “Nicky” Roman, the heir to the crown, "who will stop at nothing to protect her family’s legacy, while ensuring her own quest for stardom." Monarch is scheduled to premiere on Jan. 30 immediately after the NFC Championship game, with the show’s second episode airing on Feb. 1.
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