Summer traditionally isn't the best time of year for exciting and groundbreaking TV shows, and viewers are often left without many options beyond reality series and reruns. That's not the case this year, as HBO recently premiered a new project with the potential to be a big hit: Succession. The new show hasn't been on the airwaves for very long, but HBO has already given a renewal order. Succession will return for a second season.

Succession premiered on Sunday, June 3, and two episodes have aired at this point. After only two episodes, HBO can't possibly have enough ratings information to predict if Succession will be a smash success with viewers, and the numbers for the first episode weren't the highest. According to TV By The Numbers, Succession didn't break the top 25 shows on its premiere night, only scoring an 0.2 rating in the key 18-49 age demographic and winning 582,000 viewers. That said, Succession seems to be a hit with a number of critics, and it airs in a solid time slot.

New episodes of Succession air on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on HBO, which places them behind new episodes of the critically-acclaimed Westworld. While Westworld isn't a ratings juggernaut either, it has a dedicated following and creates a lot of buzz with its plot twists. If Succession can't air behind new episodes of Game of Thrones, then Westworld should do the trick!

If you haven't checked Succession out just yet, there are still eight episodes left in the first season. HBO has not announced how many episodes will make up the second season or when the second season will premiere. Fans can only hope that Succession doesn't go the way of The Brink and Vinyl. Both of those HBO series received renewal orders during their first seasons but had those renewals reversed into cancellations.

Succession follows the Roy family, comprised of Logan Roy and his four competitive children The family controls one of the biggest and most reaching media and entertainment conglomerates in the entire world. Their father initially decides to step back from running the company, giving his kids the chance to seize more power in the company, perhaps even at each other's expense. Throw in the fact that Logan isn't quite as out of the game as his children first thought, and there's a whole mess of family dynamics at play.

To catch new episodes of Succession, tune in to HBO on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET. If you need some shows to fill up other nights of the week, we can help you out. Our summer TV premiere guide can point you were you need to go on broadcast network, cable, and premium TV. If streaming is more your style, swing by our 2018 Netflix premiere schedule and rundown of important 2018 Amazon Prime dates. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in TV and movie news.

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