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Tyrant Season 2

Blood is thicker than water, the old saying goes. But FX’s Tyrant would like to tweak that adage to something much more ominous: “Blood guarantees nothing.”

The cabler has released a trailer for Season 2 of its political drama, starring Adam Rayner as the son of a Middle Eastern ruler who reluctantly returns to his home country amid chaos.

Press PLAY below for a preview of the sophomore season, in which Rayner’s Bassam must suffer the consequences of planning a coup against his brother.

Tyrant returns Tuesday, June 16, at 10/9c.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* HBO has ordered to series Living On Video, a period comedy from David Fincher (The Social Network, Gone Girl), Deadline reports. The project stars Charlie Rowe (Red Band Society) as Robby, a college dropout who lands a job in the exploding music video industry of 1983 Los Angeles.

* A bevy of guest stars has joined Undateable‘s live episode, which will air Tuesday at 9 pm on NBC. The lineup includes Scrubs alumni Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn and Christa Miller; Kate Walsh (Private Practice); Dr. Drew Pinsky and a “super popular Grammy Award-nominated musician.” (Any guesses?)

* Nathaniel Buzolic (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals) has joined the cast of Significant Mother, The CW’s upcoming comedy about a restauranteur (Josh Zuckerman, 90210) who learns his best friend is dating his newly separated mother. Per EW.com, Buzolic will play said best friend, Jimmy Barnes, who is described as “a carefree optimist who leads with his heart.”

* The PBS comedy Vicious, starring Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi, will return for Season 2 on Sunday, Aug. 23, at 10:30/9:30c.