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FX Sets Summer Premiere Dates for ‘Strain,’ ‘Tyrant’ and Others

FX and FXX locked in summer premiere dates on Friday, including the series launches of “The Strain” and “Tyrant.”

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 9. The drama from Shine International will air 13 episodes in its Wednesday 10 p.m. time period.

“The Strain,” a high-concept thriller from Guillermo del Toro, author Chuck Hogan and writer/producer Carlton Cuse, will air Sunday nights at 10 starting July 13.

Based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy of the same title written by del Toro and Hogan. It tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City.  He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism.

Co-creators, executive producers and writers del Toro and Hogan co-wrote the pilot script for “The Strain,” which was directed by del Toro.  Cuse serves as executive producer/showrunner and writer. Gary Ungar also serves as executive producer.  The series is produced by FX Productions.

FX lightens the mood starting July 17 with the series premieres of comedies “Married” and “You’re the Worst.”

In “Married,” which will air at 10 p.m., Russ (Nat Faxon) and Lina Bowman (Judy Greer) can barely remember what life was like before kids, debt, and suburbia rained on their romance — but every once in a while, in between the arguments about their declining sex life and who’s driving carpool, they are reminded what drew them together in the first place — they’re best friends.

“Married” was created by Andrew Gurland (“The Virginity Hit,” “Mail Order Wife”), who wrote and directed the pilot script and serves as executive producer/showrunner, alongside executive producers Paul Young and Peter Principato.

“You’re the Worst,” which follows at 10:30 p.m., is a comedic love story about what happens when two toxic, self-destructive people (Ava Cash and Chris Geere) fall in love despite themselves and attempt the impossible—a relationship. It was created by Falk, who wrote the pilot and serves as executive producer/showrunner.

FX ordered 10 episodes of the comedies. Both are produced by FX Productions.

 

 

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