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FX Orders Sophomore Season Of `Tyrant’

FX has ordered a second season of its drama series Tyrant, the network said Thursday.

The network has commissioned 13 episodes of the series, from executive producer Howard Gordon. The series averaged 5.1 million viewers (live +7) during its 10-episode freshman series run, said FX.

Production of Tyrant is scheduled to begin next spring with the second season returning in the summer of 2015.

“We’re so proud of Tyrant’s performance throughout its first season,” said Nick Grad, president, original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions in a statement.  “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.”