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FX has picked up the political drama “Tyrant” for a second season, increasing the episode order to 13.
The 10-episode first season run of “Tyrant,” which is exec produced by Howard Gordon, averaged 5.1 million total viewers and 2.3 million adults 18-49 inclusive of linear, time-shifted and non-linear viewing. It was also mired by filming problems, such as a move to Turkey after this summer’s Gaza conflict made it unsafe to continue production in Israel.
“We’re so proud of ‘Tyrant’s’ performance throughout its first season,” said Nick Grad, who, along with Eric Schrier, is the president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Production. “Howard Gordon is one of the best and most successful producers in this business. His ability to combine intelligent, edge-of-your-seat storytelling with events from the current geopolitical climate is truly groundbreaking. We look forward to seeing how Tyrant grows in season two.”
Production on the »
- Whitney Friedlander
Malcolm Gladwell’s medical thriller project has reached a major tipping point: Fox has given The Cure a pilot order.
The official logline: “A provocative character-driven medical thriller about a young, impulsive African American neurologist who decides to take the law into her own hands in the cause of tackling a deadly disease.”
- James Hibberd
The show follows a young, impulsive African-American neurologist who decides to take the law into her own hands when it comes to tackling a deadly disease.
Along with Gladwell, “The Cure” also hails from from Glenn Gordon Caron (“Medium”), Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo (“Gang Related”), and will be produced by Imagine Television in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television.
Project marks a big commitment from the network. Gladwell is among the most prominent contempo non-fiction authors who has penned a string of best-sellers including “The Tipping Point,” “Outliers” and “Blink.”
- Shelli Weinstein
“Tyrant,” from Howard Gordon (“24″/”Homeland”), tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. It is set for Tuesday nights at 10, starting June 24.
Howard Gordon, Craig Wright, Glenn Gordon Caron, Gideon Raff, David Yates, Michael Lehmann, Peter Noah, and Avi Nir are executive producers. “Tyrant”was created by Gideon Raff and it is produced by Fox 21 and FX Productions.
One night later, Fxx kicks off the fourth and final season of live-action comedy “Wilfred. The show about the unique relationship between a young man who forms a unique friendship with his neighbor’s canine pet (Wilfred), will air at 10 p.m. for 10 weeks.
Crime thriller “The Bridge,” which won a Peabody Award this year, returns for its second season on July »
- Rick Kissell
I don’t think I’ve seen this before — by the end of the Winter TCA, two broadcast networks, NBC and Fox, are almost done with their pilot orders. Of course, the orders this year are not just for pilots as the networks — especially Fox, and to some extent NBC — are mixing things up with series pickups and commitments and pilot “prototypes.” Here is where things stand. Related: Fox’s Abolishment Of Pilot Season: Practical Guide To How Will It Work Fox has 10 projects with a series order — or a variation of it — in production for next season: two event series, Wayward Pines and Gracepoint; 6-episode comedy Mulaney; 13-episode dramas Hieroglyph and Backstrom; Glenn Gordon Caron/Ben Affleck’s The Middle Man, which has five scripts written and is casting; a few pilots that are designed to go to series, including comic book drama Gotham and Spanish series adaptation Red Band Society, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
5 items from 2014
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