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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  1. Sean Chow says

    I agree renew if you please. Cancelling shows were a nasty disturbing uncomfortable things, it goes end of the univerese.

  2. mike brownlee says

    Was quite surprised in the finale by the turn of events. Think “Jamal” is an intriguing character. Want to see what he will do with his brother and family.

  3. Anonymous says

    Tyrant is actually quite different from other TV shows and does not sugar coat actions that are in line with reality. Please renew!

  4. says

    This is a great show!! the acting and story line are fantastic!!. I went to school with a young man that was from Iran. He was very afraid to return after going to school in the U.S. He never returned. RENEW

  5. Art Armendariz says

    Look, I only watch a few (2-3) tv shows, and Tyrant is one of them. This is one of the top shows on tv, and it would suck if the show is not renewed.

    If FX needs to, put some fangs on Barry and Jamal, and let them fight it out in a vampire duel, if that is what it takes to bring in viewers. (JK).

  6. kathy says

    Love it! You must keep it, characters are great and storyline excellent, it is different than anything else right now

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