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TV Ratings: ‘Monarch’ Tumbles While ‘FBI’ Stays Solid

CBS’ FBI had a solid start to its fifth season Tuesday, drawing more viewers than any other primetime show. The Bachelorette ended on a season high for ABC, but Fox’s Monarch fell off considerably from its NFL-aided premiere. FBI brought in 6.81 million viewers and a 0.64 rating among adults 18-49, holding up fairly well […]

‘Monarch’ Star Trace Adkins Says He “Stayed Away” From Politics While Filming With Susan Sarandon

Trace Adkins says he and Susan Sarandon had a strategy for getting along swimmingly on the set of Monarch, given their diametrically opposed political leanings. The country singer appeared on HBO’s Real Time on Friday, where host Bill Maher wanted to know how Adkins, who is politically conservative and performed at the 2020 Republican National […]

‘Monarch’ Review: Susan Sarandon in Fox’s Derivative Country Music Soap

Also featuring Trace Adkins, Beth Ditto, Anna Friel and Joshua Sasse, the series badly wants to be 'Empire' meets 'Nashville.'

Fox (Finally) Releases Fall 2022 Schedule

Fox broke with tradition at May’s upfronts by not announcing a schedule for the 2022-23 TV season. Instead, the network chose to highlight its full portfolio, leaning heavily into its sports and news properties and spending less time on its primetime slate. Three weeks after that, the network has released both its fall schedule and […]

Why Broadcast Networks Took a Back Seat at the Upfronts

In 2009, ABC had so much faith that Modern Family was comedy’s next hit that the network screened the entire pilot for Madison Avenue ad buyers at its upfront presentation. This year, however, ABC was barely mentioned during a Disney presentation that instead highlighted its sprawling portfolio and streaming prowess. Gone are the days when […]

Fox Boss on ‘Monarch’ Move, Mayim Bialik’s ‘Jeopardy!’ and ‘Call Me Kat’ Double Duty

Fox removed the centerpiece of its midseason schedule from its airwaves last week, making a surprise decision to move its drama series Monarch to the fall. The high-profile show set in the world of country music stars Susan Sarandon, Anna Friel and Trace Adkins, and it was scheduled to get a huge lead-in airing after […]

Fox Pushes Country Music Drama ‘Monarch’ to Fall

Fox is making a major change to its midseason slate. The broadcast network has pushed country music drama Monarch to the fall after originally scheduling it for a Jan. 30 premiere date. The decision comes as the pandemic has complicated filming on the Atlanta-based series, which stars Susan Sarandon, Trace Adkins and Anna Friel as […]

‘911: Lone Star,’ ‘I Can See Your Voice’ Get Midseason Dates at Fox

Fox has set its midseason schedule, which features a mix of NFL-assisted premieres and traditional rollouts for eight series. Returning series 911: Lone Star, I Can See Your Voice and Call Me Kat will be joined by five new entries in early 2022: culinary competition Next Level Chef, dramas The Cleaning Lady and Monarch, comedy […]

Eva Amurri Joins Susan Sarandon in Fox’s ‘Monarch’

Eva Amurri is joining the cast of Fox’s midseason drama Monarch, where she’ll be part of a cast that also includes her mother, Susan Sarandon. In fact, Amurri — in her first acting role in several years — will be playing the younger version of Sarandon’s character, country music star Dottie Cantrell Roman. Amurri will […]

Beth Ditto Signs on for Fox’s ‘Monarch’

Fox’s Monarch continues to bolster its musical cast. Singer-actress Beth Ditto has joined the cast of the upcoming country music drama series at the network. Picked up to series in May after a two-year development process, Monarch is described as a Texas-sized, multigenerational musical drama about America’s first family of country music and will feature […]

Trace Adkins Boards Fox Country Music Drama ‘Monarch’

Fox’s country music drama Monarch has added a real-life country star to its cast. Trace Adkins will star alongside Susan Sarandon and Anna Friel in the series, which is slated to premiere in January. He’ll play Albie Roman, the reigning king of country music who’s known as the “Texas Truthteller.” Married to Dottie Cantrell Roman […]