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

FOX has slotted its new country music drama "Monarch" for Tuesday nights beginning this fall. Series stars Trace Adkins, Anna Friel and Susan Sarandon.

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

FOX has slotted its new country music drama "Monarch" for Tuesday nights beginning this fall. Series 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.

A Texas-sized, multi-generational musical drama about America’s first family of country music, “Monarch” follows the Roman family which is headed by the insanely talented, but tough as nails Queen of Country Music Dottie Cantrell Roman (Susan Sarandon) and her beloved husband, “Texas Truthteller” Albie Roman (Trace Adkins). In the series, Dottie and Albie have 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 Nicollete “Nicky” Roman (Anna Friel) will stop at nothing to protect her family’s legacy, while ensuring her own quest for stardom. 

Screenwriter Melissa London Hilfers serves as creator, writer and executive producer. Jon Feldman (“Designated Survivor”) serves as showrunner and executive producer. Gail Berman and Hend Baghdady (The Jackal Group), Jason Owen (Sandbox Entertainment) and Michael Rauch (“Royal Pains”) are executive producers.

Watch the official trailer for the series below.