FX Sets Premiere Dates for The Strain, The Bridge, Tyrant, and More

By Tim Surette

May 16, 2014

After spending months working on our garlic garden, we finally know when we'll need to use it. FX has announced a premiere date for the super-awesome-sounding (we're still waiting for a full trailer) The Strain, a vampire drama from Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse. Previously teased as just a July premiere, we can now officially mark our calendars for July 13 at 10pm. 

But wait, that's a Sunday! FX doesn't program shows on Sundays! It does now, and if you're looking for some behind-the-scenes drama, a Sunday time slot for Cuse's The Strain means the show will go head-to-head with his former Lost partner Damon Lindelof's The Leftovers, which premieres Sunday, June 29 at 10pm. SHOWRUNNER FIIIIGHT! 

FX also announced a return date for The Bridge, the bordertown drama that verged on both greatness and awfulness in its first season. The second season of the cross-cultural crime drama debuts Wednesday, July 9 at 10pm. Hooray for the return of television's best weirdo, Steven Linder! 

New, possibly very orange drama Tyrant, about the son of a Middle Eastern dictator who returns home from the U.S. to turmoil in the Middle East, starts up on Tuesday, June 24 at 10pm. New romantic comedies Married, which stars Nat Faxon and Judy Greer, and You're the Worst, about two self-destructive terrible people who fall in love, will air back-to-back on Thursdays starting July 17 at 10pm. 

And over on FXX, the final season of Wilfred starts answering all the important questions about God and Dog on Wednesday, June 25 at 10pm. 

Here's how everything breaks down:

June 24 at 10pm – Tyrant series premiere (FX)
June 25 at 10pm – Wilfred Season 4 premiere (FXX)
July 9 at 10pm – The Bridge Season 2 premiere (FX)
July 13 at 10pm – The Strain series premiere (FX)
July 17 at 10pm – Married series premiere (FX)
July 17 at 10:30pm – You're the Worst series premiere (FX)

Which show are you most excited for? The Strain? Yeah, me too.

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  • Coodookie Jun 10, 2014

    WHOOP! Wilfred rocks! Just binge watched the first 3 seasons in preparation. I can't wait!!!

  • TracyTrouble May 19, 2014

    The Strain is what I'm waiting for - I'm a big Del Toro fan, so I'm really excited for this.

  • Kerkesh May 18, 2014

    The Bridge , definitely as I am a major fan of both the original and the US versions. Tyrant, just to see how much misguided, ignorant, xenophobic, bigoted,sexist,and other they have thrown to my neck of the woods. I am expecting the worse and will probably be getting it even more than that.

  • sangbaran May 18, 2014

    Sonya Cross is back!!!

  • Brilliant May 18, 2014

    Looking forward to "The Bridge" very much. Hopefully some of the other new shows will have some brilliance to them as well. FX is one of the best networks out there these days.

    "Keeping it real, in this unreal world!!"

  • dref22 May 17, 2014

    "Awfulness"? The Bridge? You're too funny, Mr Surette.

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  • ted2332 May 17, 2014

    A have been waiting for The Strain out date, so thanks for the news.
    I really hope it does not suck, I have been looking forward to it like Christmas when I was a little kid :)

  • current May 17, 2014

    Wilfred, The Strain and probably The Bridge...Tick!
    Tyrant - unless it has Sasha Baron Cohen...Tock!

  • gmanBegins May 17, 2014

    Can "The Bridge" improve?? YES!!
    Will it? Probably Not!! Story telling will be as uneven as S1..
    I'll give the premiere a chance..

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