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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?


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Cinna September 16, 2014 at 12:43 am

Tyrant is a great show. It’s different. A show with intricacies and layers that are unfolding and leaving the audience waiting for a variety of stories to be told. This show must have a 2nd season. The first season left the audience with many questions.
We need answers. Waiting!


linda tracton September 15, 2014 at 11:24 pm

Absolutely love this show. Haven’t seen anything this good in forever. PLEASE, please bring it back. Find it so fascinating. PLEASE beef up the promotion. There’s so much trash out there, this one’s a keeper!


linda tracton September 15, 2014 at 11:18 pm

I absolutely love this show. Best thing I’ve seen in forever! Please, please, please bring it back. Find it fascinating. PLEASE.


Rahel September 15, 2014 at 11:13 pm

Its very good show i hope u wiil bring it back.


Rahel September 15, 2014 at 11:09 pm

Please, renew it bring it.


Brenda Guajardo September 15, 2014 at 9:57 pm

I absolutely love this show and tell everybody about it. I have recorded the series and can watch them over and over. I’ve gotten my boyfriend hooked, my brother, a few friends and now I post comments on social media. The crazy thing is that some people have never heard of it.

It’s my favorite tv show and look forward to the next episode weekly. Bring on season2. Hurry!!!!!


Barb September 15, 2014 at 9:11 pm

Please, please, please renew TYRANT. I am totally addicted to this program. Whoever makes this decision……PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE……RENEW TYRANT. I will die if I can’t continue to watch this fascinating look into the secret world of the Middle East. So Good. Again: please.


Bruce Druell September 15, 2014 at 8:37 pm

I love that show please bring it back


Gisela September 15, 2014 at 8:28 pm

love it!!!! Hope this show comes back.


Lori Campbell September 15, 2014 at 8:18 pm

OMG you have to bring it back. Me schedule revolved around each time it was on. Its an AMAZING SHOW! I loved it even more than Homeland. Bring it back and I will spread the word!!!!!!!!


Al September 15, 2014 at 7:37 pm

I miss it already. Bring it back. I will spread the word.


Egalusha September 15, 2014 at 7:32 pm

Fabulous show, I sure hope they renew. We find it riveting.


Pat September 15, 2014 at 5:44 pm

I love this show. I hope it is renewed.


Ron September 15, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Bring it back


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