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[04/15/15 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 15
Updates include: NBC gives "Emerald City" new life under David Schulner; Shannon Tarbet bound for HBO's "Virtuoso"; and Netflix's "With Bob and David" adds sextet.

[04/09/15 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 9
Updates include: ABC eyes potential spin-off for "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD"; Lucy Griffiths signs onto AMC's "Preacher"; and Reed Diamond boards "Underground" at WGN America.

[04/08/15 - 11:00 AM]
FX Sets Summer 2015 Premiere Dates for New and Returning Series
Highlights include the premiere of "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" and the return of "Married" on Thursday, July 16.

[04/02/15 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 2
Updates include: Candace Cameron Bure, Andrea Barber to star in "Fuller House" for Netflix; Cheri Oteri boards NBC's "Not Safe for Work"; and Annaleigh Ashford cast in "Super Clyde" at CBS.

[03/26/15 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 26 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: Justin Kirk to join Sarah Silverman's comedy pilot at HBO; TNT to redevelop its "Cocaine Cowboys" drama pilot; and Oded Fehr is bound for ABC Family's "Stitchers."

[03/23/15 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 23
Updates include: TBS passes on its comedy pilot "Quality Time"; Connie Britton cast as Faye Resnick in FX's "American Crime Story"; and directors are confirmed for the remaining broadcast pilots.

[03/17/15 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 17
Updates include: Dominic Purcell joins The CW's "Arrow/The Flash" spin-off; Cara Buono bound for "Endgame" at NBC; and Kristin Bauer van Straten cast in ABC's "The Kingmakers."

[03/11/15 - 11:53 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 11
Updates include: Teddy Sears to lead "Doubt" for CBS; Chace Crawford among the latest to "Boom" at ABC; and Jake McDorman to succeed Bradley Cooper in "Limitless" on CBS.

[12/18/14 - 09:00 AM]
Hulu Announces Exclusive Multi-Year Licensing Agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution for FX Networks' Original Series Produced by FX Productions
Said pact includes the studio's upcoming series "Man Seeking Woman," "The Comedians," "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll," "Taboo" and "Wayward Pines."

[11/06/14 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 6
Updates include: Natascha McElhone to star in "Little Women" adaptation at ABC; Jon Caren to take on "The System" at FOX; and Corinne Brinkerhoff lands "American Gothic" at CBS.

[09/18/14 - 11:31 AM]
FX Picks Up "Tyrant" for a Second Season
Production is scheduled to begin next spring with the second season returning in the summer of 2015.

[08/05/14 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 5
Updates include: Justin Willman to host Comedy Central's "Sleight of Mouth"; Josh Casaubon to topline Amazon's "Down Dog"; and Glenn Gordon Caron inks overall deal with 20th.

[07/15/14 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 15
Updates include: "Saturday Night Live" announces departures; Raymond J. Barry to recur on The CW's "The 100"; and Aaron McGruder books a new project at Adult Swim.

[07/14/14 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 14
Updates include: Yahoo in talks to revive FOX's "Enlisted"; Kristen Connolly joins the cast of ABC's "The Whispers"; and quartet boards NBC's "Aquarius."

[07/07/14 - 01:40 PM]
"Tyrant" Rules DVR Viewers - Second Episode Tops Series' Debut Among Adults 18-49
FX further spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 1.

[06/25/14 - 12:45 PM]
Series Premiere Episode of "Tyrant" Delivers 2.1 Million Total Viewers and 775,000 Adults 18-49
FX spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 24.

[06/13/14 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 13
Updates include: Michael Hirst to spearhead Beatles limited series at NBC; Jonathan Adams named series regular on ABC's "Last Man Standing"; and Hulu to stream FOX's "Delirium."

[05/16/14 - 11:49 AM]
FX and FXX Set Summer Premiere Dates for Original Series
Highlights include the launch of new drama "The Strain" on Sunday, July 13 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/16/14 - 05:44 PM]
Video: Gaining Power, Surrendering Control - "Tyrant's" Rule Begins This Summer
Watch the first promo for the series, due this summer on FX.

[12/11/13 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 11
Updates include: FX to give series order to "Tyrant"; WE tv latest to take stab at "Suburban Shootout" import; and ABC lands "Grand Central," based on a Stephen King short story.

[09/04/13 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 4
Updates include: Jennifer Finnigan bound for FX's "Tyrant"; Elizabeth Hurley first cast in E!'s "The Royals"; and HBO to order a third season of "The Newsroom."

[08/27/13 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 27
Updates include: David Morrissey to lead AMC's "Line of Sight"; John Wells to bring "Outbreak" to the small screen at NBC; and Sean Jablonski lands pilot order at USA.

[08/15/13 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 15
Updates include: Nickelodeon cancels "Wendell & Vinnie"; MTV's "The Real World" to return to San Francisco; and Josh Gad joins Billy Crystal on FX's "The Comedians."

[08/07/13 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 7
Updates include: Amber Tamblyn joins the cast of "Two and a Half Men"; Rachael Harris boards FOX's "Surviving Jack"; and six new series projects land at the broadcast networks.

[08/06/13 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 6
Updates include: Amanda Righetti, Owain Yeoman to exit "The Mentalist"; Justin Kirk cast in FX's "Tyrant"; and Starz's "Marco Polo" eyes new homes.

[08/02/13 - 10:21 AM]
FX at TCA: Landgraf Explains Differences Between FX, FXX, FXM
Plus: a full recap of both FX and FXX's series rollouts for the coming season.

[07/31/13 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 31
Updates include: Rob Lowe, Rashida Jones to exit "Parks & Recreation"; ABC renews "Celebrity Wife Swap"; and Martin Henderson to topline Sundance Channel's "The Red Road."

[07/26/13 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 26
Updates include: Philip Seymour Hoffman to topline Showtime's "Trending Down"; Shannyn Sossamon joins FOX's "Wayward Pines"; and Bravo passes on drama pilot "Rita."

[07/25/13 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 25
Updates include: USA mulls "Burn Notice" spin-off; Disney Channel to wrap "Shake It Up" this fall; and Parminder Nagra boards NBC's "The Blacklist."

[06/12/13 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 12
Updates include: Yves Simoneau, David Yates to helm pilots; Brett Gelman, Jenny Slate cast in Andrew Gurland's FX comedy pilot; and Lauren Lee Smith lands role in FX's "The Strain."

[05/22/13 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 22
Updates include: Billy Crystal's "The Comedians" lands at FX; Logan Marshall-Green to topline Cinemax's "Quarry"; and Emma Roberts to join FX's "American Horror Story: Coven."

[05/20/13 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 20
Updates include: Mia Maestro joins "The Strain" at FX; John Barrowman to host ABC's "Sing Your Face Off"; and Ang Lee exits FX's "Tyrant."

[03/28/13 - 07:34 AM]
FX Networks to Launch FXX a New Network for Young Adults Debuting on September 2, 2013 and Available to 74 Million Homes
FXX initially will be built on a foundation of original comedy series, movies and acquired series.

[03/14/13 - 12:00 PM]
Academy Award(R) Winner Ang Lee to Direct FX Drama Pilot "Tyrant" from Fox 21 and Fx Productions
The project comes from executive producers Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff and writer Craig Wright.

[12/10/12 - 03:27 PM]
FX Captures "Tyrant" - Network Orders Drama Series Pilot From Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff & Craig Wright
The project "tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation."







TYRANT (FX)
Returns Tuesday, June 16
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/24/14 - ???
STATUS:
returning this summer (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (13 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from FX's press release, April 2015) The anticipated second season of the tense political and familial drama Tyrant will air on FX on Tuesdays at 10 PM e/p, beginning June 16. Tyrant is the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. Bassam "Barry" Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner), the youngest son of a war-torn country's controversial dictator, returns to his homeland after a self-imposed 20-year exile in America, only to be forced back into the treacherous familial and national politics of his youth. When his brother, Jamal (Ashraf Barhom), assumes the presidency, Barry becomes a powerful force within the government, fueled by visions of bringing humanitarian freedoms to his homeland. Upon realizing that Jamal lacks any sense of justice or morality, Barry colluded with members of the U.S. government on a failed attempt at overthrowing his tyrannical reign and was arrested on charges of treason. Having been betrayed by the West, Jamal now sets his sights on the East, developing an alliance with China that he hopes will make Abbudin a global power. But Barry continues to be a thorn in Jamal's side, becoming a symbol of freedom for the increasingly vocal insurgency. Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Award-winning Howard Gordon serves as Executive Producer/Showunner, along with Executive Producers Glenn Gordon Caron, Chris Kyser, Gideon Raff, Avi Nir and Hugh Fitzpatrick. Tyrant is produced by FX Productions and Fox 21 Television Studios.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adam Rayner as Barry
· Anne Winters as Emma
· Ashraf Barhom as Jamal
· Fares Fares as Fauzi Nadal
· Jennifer Finnigan as Molly
· Jordana Spiro as Dana
· Justin Kirk as John Tucker
· Mehdi Dehbi as Abdul
· Moran Atias as Leila
· Noah Silver as Sammy
· Salim Daw as Yussef
· Sibylla Deen as Nusrat
CREW INFORMATION:
· Craig Wright as CRTR/EP
· David Yates as DIR (Pilot)
· Gideon Raff as EP
· Howard Gordon as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Fox 21
· Keshet Broadcasting
· Teakwood Lane Productions