A country music 'Empire' about a country music empire.

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Dottie Roman and Albie Roman are at the top of a country music family dynasty. They’re like royalty — monarchs, if you will. However, there’s a dark secret behind the music, and daughter Nicky Roman aims to keep the family at the top despite any discordant notes.

The Fox musical drama stars Susan Sarandon as Dottie Roman, the family matriarch. Trace Adkins, Anna Friel, Beth Ditto, Martha Higareda, Iñigo Pascual, and Joshua Sasse co-star.

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  2. Episode 1 Stop at Nothing
    Monarch Series-Premiere Recap: A Real Barn Burner Heavy is the head that wears the cowboy hat in this country-music drama starring Susan Sarandon (for this episode, at least).

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