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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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Patricia Acevez September 30, 2014 at 1:23 am

PLEASE please please bring it back!! All my friends and I LOVE this show. The best new series in a long long time!!! Better than some of these silly shows on TV now!!!


Yoly September 25, 2014 at 2:30 pm

I love the show! I thought it was quite entertaining and the cast is great! I love Jamal and Berry!


Tammy Alsept September 24, 2014 at 8:02 am

Yes….. Bring it back can’t wait. Jamal is Super!!


Sharon September 23, 2014 at 9:12 pm

We LOVED Tyrant! We made sure we were home every Tuesday night to watch it. The acting was surperb, very authentic and realistic watching Jamal! Most people I told hadn’t even heard of it even by seasons send. I urged them to catch up and then watch season 2.
We really hope it returns for season 2. Thanks


Arnie September 23, 2014 at 6:01 am

I thought the series had potential but after hanging in there for the entire season, I will not be watching it the next time around. The script has problems and seems very implausible at times. Also, there was a real problem with the casting. Some of the supporting actors give very lackluster performances. In the last few episodes the script problems grew even worse with the arrival of his wife’s sister which seemed like an afterthought. And, it just isn’t believable that a guy who had escaped this repressive society would then do an about-face and would suddenly decide to overthrow his brother and take over as President. It was laughable. And, how did his brother discover the plot? Does he have special mental powers? LOL!!!!


Cathie September 21, 2014 at 11:59 pm

Great show!!


Pebbles September 20, 2014 at 7:29 pm

I think it’s funny how racist people are. Really a show about towel heads? (Directed towards bam) obviously u have no intelligence making that kind of remark . This show is great. I think that every episode has a new surprise and keeps u in suspense till the next episode! 5 stars all around !


Kathy September 20, 2014 at 7:11 pm

Love Tyrant!! Keep up the excellent work.


bam September 20, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Did not think I would like a show about towel-heads, nor one set in the middle east. BUT Tyrant was excellent. You all presented it so well. I would hate to see it go. So, please bring it back. Thank you.


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