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.

  1. Episode 7 About Last Night
    Monarch Recap: The Family That Murders Together We’ve learned whose death the Romans covered up. RIP, my guy.
  2. Episode 6 The Night Of…
    Monarch Recap: And the Winner Is … We’ve finally reached the point where our two Monarch timelines meet up.
  3. Episode 5 Death and Christmas
  4. Episode 4 Not Our First Rodeo
    Monarch Recap: A Boy and His Bull Luke wanted to impress his father by being good at bull-riding, but everyone involved is better suited to be a rodeo clown.
  5. Episode 3 Show Them Who You Are, Baby
    Monarch Recap: A Woman Scorned We’re only three episodes in and Kayla is already pregnant with her brother-in-law’s child? Monarch’s pacing is wild!
  6. Episode 2 There Can Only Be One Queen
    Monarch Recap: The Dottie Roman Funeral Spectacular The Queen of Country says good-bye, and it’s possible that Monarch will be much worse off without her.
  7. 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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