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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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Anonymous November 19, 2014 at 11:52 pm

So excited to hear that Tyrant is being renewed. This was one of the few shows my husband and I both looked forward to each week.

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Alice November 16, 2014 at 6:38 pm

Renew!!! Love the show!!!

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Ruth K November 14, 2014 at 6:26 pm

There are certain shows that grab you and you have to see each episode, and wait expectantly for it. This is one of those shows. The acting is superb. I even looked up the Maldese (sp) Islands and Jamal was right. It looks like a paradise. Do NOT cancel. The character of Jamal is so complicated and it is acted with perfection. I agree with others though, a lot people do not know about this series.

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Josie November 6, 2014 at 9:31 am

I love the show, but I agree, it’s not well advertised. My grown kids never heard of it.

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nathaniel November 1, 2014 at 8:09 am

please bring it back Ireally enjoyed watching the series and would continue to watch as long as its being aired

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Elaine October 18, 2014 at 11:05 pm

I enjoyed the show very much. My sisters do also. It hit home on so many levels. Thanks.

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Lawrence October 15, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Bring it back! Enjoyable series!

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ofelia October 15, 2014 at 9:30 pm

Thought Tyrant was a great show. It took me a few episodes to get hooked but I am there. Looking forward to next season!

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Vanda October 14, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Please bring it back. \It was a great series!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sandy October 14, 2014 at 11:47 am

Loved it. So glad it will be back. One of the best shows this year! Made you think. So rare on TV.

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Debra October 12, 2014 at 5:18 pm

One of the best shows on TV!!!!!!!!

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Victor Alvarez October 9, 2014 at 1:56 am

Please bring season #2..

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renee October 9, 2014 at 10:26 pm

I hope they return with another episde. We all loved it.

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mary aebly October 9, 2014 at 1:02 am

Renew. People havent seen it. It isnt advertised enough. Make arerun of season with some build up.

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ofelia October 15, 2014 at 9:33 pm

agreed, not well advertised.

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