FX Reaps 'Riches' in March


FX will try to stake out a spot on Monday nights this spring with its newest series, "The Riches."

The series, which stars Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver as married con artists with three kids, will premiere at 10 p.m. ET Monday, March 12. It's the first of FX's dramas to air on Monday nights; the cable network's other dramas have aired on Tuesday and Wednesday nights for the past few seasons.

The debut episode will run with fewer than the usual number of commercial breaks, thanks to Dimension Films and the Weinstein Company. The movie companies will use three ad spots to promote the film "Grindhouse," which is scheduled for release in early April.

Izzard ("Ocean's Twelve," "My Super Ex-Girlfriend") and Driver ("Grosse Pointe Blank," "Will & Grace") play Wayne and Dahlia Malloy, married "travelers" who live off the grid and make a living by conning other people. After Dahlia's release from prison, the couple and their three kids (Shannon Woodward, Noel Fisher and Aidan Mitchell) take on the identity of an upper-middle-class family, the Riches, in a gated community.

Playwright Dmitry Lipkin created the series and is an executive producer with Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin ("Brotherhood," "Carnivale"), Michael Rosenberg, Mark Morgan and Guy Oseary.

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