‘Sex&Drugs’ and ‘Tyrant’ Summer 2016 Premiere Dates Announced

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John Corbett as Flash, Robert Kelly as Bam Bam, Liz Gillies as Gigi, and John Ales as Rehab in ‘Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’ (Photo by Eric Liebowitz / FX)

FX’s summer schedule will include the second season of Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and the third season of the dramatic series, Tyrant. The network just confirmed the premiere dates for the new seasons of both shows, with Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll set to kick off season two’s 10 new half-hour episodes on June 30, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT. Tyrant‘s third season will premiere on July 6th at 10pm ET/PT.

In addition to announcing the premiere dates, FX also released details on the upcoming new seasons of the two series.

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll centers on “Johnny Rock” (Denis Leary), lead singer of a legendary early 90s New York band called The Heathens. Known for living up to their name, the band partied so long and so hard that even Keith Richards thought they needed to slow things down. The Heathens were on the brink of becoming famous for their kickass live shows and the release of their highly anticipated first album. Until they broke up. The same day the album dropped. Because lead guitarist Flash (John Corbett) found Johnny in bed with his wife. So the band became legendary for all the wrong reasons – like self-destructing sooner than any group in rock-n-roll history. 25 years later, Johnny’s massively talented daughter Gigi (Elizabeth Gillies) reunites Johnny, Flash, and the rest of their dysfunctional rock and roll family – Ava (Elaine Hendrix), Bam Bam (Robert Kelly) and Rehab (John Ales) and– to be her new backup band, The Assassins. Together they’ve got another shot at rock glory.

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 hopes to introduce humanitarian freedoms to his homeland. Before long, it becomes clear that Jamal lacks any sense of morality or justice, so Barry colludes with the U.S. government to overthrow him. The plan fails and Barry narrowly escapes execution. Determined to end the corrupt Al-Fayeed rule, Barry, under the alias “Khaled,” joins the insurgency, and quickly becomes a leader, and a symbol of freedom and hope. When the Caliphate targets Abuddin, Barry and Jamal become unlikely allies. They defeat the invaders but just as Jamal prepares to make a triumphant address to his people, he is shot. Jamal’s fate is unclear and the future of Abuddin is once again in Barry’s hands.