Returning, 2nd Season Airs 2018
Timeslot: Tuesdays 10 PM EST
Premiere: April 3, 2018
Network: FX
Starring: Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Aubrey Plaza
Series Website: www.fxnetworks.com/shows/legion/

Description: Legion, based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens) – a troubled young man who may be more than human.

Diagnosed as schizophrenic as a child, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. Now in his early 30s and institutionalized once again, David loses himself in the rhythm of the structured regimen of life in the hospital: breakfast, lunch, dinner, therapy, medications, sleep. David spends the rest of his time in companionable silence alongside his chatterbox friend Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), a fellow patient whose life-long drug and alcohol addiction has done nothing to quell her boundless optimism that her luck is about to change. The pleasant numbness of David’s routine is completely upended with the arrival of a beautiful and troubled new patient named Syd (Rachel Keller). Inexplicably drawn to one another, David and Syd share a startling encounter, after which he must confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees are the result of him being a mutant.

A haunted man, David escapes from the hospital and seeks shelter with his sister Amy (Katie Aselton). But Amy’s concern for her brother is trumped by her desire to protect the picture perfect suburban life she’s built for herself. Eventually, Syd guides David to Melanie Bird (Jean Smart), a nurturing but demanding therapist with a sharp mind and unconventional methods. She and her team of specialists – Ptonomy (Jeremie Harris), Kerry (Amber Midthunder) and Cary (Bill Irwin) – open David’s eyes to an extraordinary new world of possibilities. FXNetworks.com

Season End Status: This show pulled decent but not spectacular numbers in its first season, but FX likely did not leverage its success too heavily on linear viewing (it did see very good delayed viewing gains and likely had strong digital viewing as well). It has been renewed for second season that will also comprise eight episodes and that will debut in 2018.

Season to Date (StD) Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Status
2/8/17 1 0.69 0.7 1.6 1.6 Cancelled
2/15/17 2 0.53 0.6 1.1 1.3 Cancelled
2/22/17 3 0.49 0.6 1.0 1.2 Cancelled
3/1/17 4 0.37 0.5 0.8 n/a Cancelled
3/8/17 5 0.38 0.5 0.8 1.1 Cancelled
3/15/17 6 0.34 0.5 0.7 n/a Cancelled
3/22/17 7 0.38 0.5 0.7 n/a Cancelled
3/29/17 8 0.42 0.5 0.8 n/a Cancelled

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