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Tyrant: Cancel or Renew FX TV Show for Season Two?

Tyrant TV show on FX: canceled or season 2?Last night marked the season finale of the Tyrant TV show on FX. The episode left things up in the air but will there be a second season to resolve them? Will the series be renewed or will it be cancelled instead?

Tyrant revolves around the youngest son of a dictator who returns to his war-torn country in the Middle-East with his American family. The drama’s cast includes Adam Rayner, Ashraf Barhom, Moran Atias, Jennifer Finnigan, Anne Winters, Noah Silver, Mehdi Dehbi, Fares Fares, Alice Krige, Salim Daw, and Justin Kirk.

The series debuted in late June to 2.1 million viewers and a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic. The numbers took a significant tumble in week two but have gone up and down as new episodes have been unveiled. The 10 episode season ended up averaging 1.55 million viewers with a 0.6 rating (a 0.55 actually).

While Tyrant hasn’t been a big ratings success for FX, it has done relatively well. I suspect that Tyrant will be renewed — not so much on the strength of the show’s ratings but because several of FX’s other shows are doing so poorly.

The Americans was down 33% year-to-year in viewership, The Bridge is down 37%, and new shows Married, Partners, and You’re the Worst have all been ratings disasters. In addition, the venerable Justified series is ending soon after six seasons. FX needs new shows and right now, a series with acceptable ratings is likely looking like a success.

But, what do you think? Do you like Tyrant? Should FX renew the series for a second season or should it be cancelled instead?

UPDATE: Tyrant has been renewed for a second season on FX.


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Paula March 7, 2015 at 8:44 pm

Please don’t cancel this show. It’s timely and needs to be seen. So tired of good television shows being cancelled and substituted for mindless reality shows!


Sherry March 1, 2015 at 12:39 pm

It needs to be renewed,,,,,,the people that I know, really enjoyed the show.


A J Romo February 4, 2015 at 9:27 am

I can’t wait for season 2. Intense and very insightful of what living in a third world country might be. Each week the show would end all too soon and aggravate me to have to wait another week. Only thing to make it even better would be to make a multi-night series! Thanks for the great entertainment!


Anonymous February 1, 2015 at 11:37 pm

Think it’s great


Rob G January 29, 2015 at 12:15 am

love it.. best adult mini series ever.. keeps me on edge like no other


Rob G January 29, 2015 at 12:13 am

Freakin love it! Incredible drama, how could they even consider canceling.. just a matter of time before this is the top rated mini series for adults


jacob gallan January 19, 2015 at 3:30 am

i like the show,i cant wait for season 2


Anonymous January 16, 2015 at 7:33 am

Look forward to season two!


Marie Gray January 14, 2015 at 9:19 pm

This is a fabulous show, bring it back! We are hooked! Good shows are dwindling away, keep this one going, please!


Christina January 13, 2015 at 8:51 pm

I love the show please give us more. For the people who don’t like it , don’t watch it.


maxwellsq January 10, 2015 at 9:16 pm

It’s a horribly violent show. Cancel it…


D. U. January 5, 2015 at 11:04 am

Love the show can’t wait to see what happens this season…don’t cancel.


BGonzalez December 29, 2014 at 12:42 pm

I absolutely love Tyrant. FX please don’t take it away, bring it back. I don’t like its not available on Hulu. I don’t have cable or home access to FX and have to drive 20 miles to go see it at my aunts house but it is worth it!


amoafo owusu December 15, 2014 at 2:43 pm

i really enjoyed de season 1 very,very well so fx kindly give us the season 2..thanks


N. L. December 2, 2014 at 8:40 pm

I like this show. It is different and gives us a view of how the other half of the world lives.
Casting is good except for Finnegan.


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