'Justified' renewed for fifth season, will return in January

Here's some news that was expected, but is still gratifying nonetheless: Justified has been renewed for a fifth season by FX. 

The series, headed up by showrunner Graham Yost and adaptated from the works of Emore Leonard, follows U.S. marshal Raylan Givens (TImothy Olyphant) as he tackles organized crime in his extremely rural hometown of Harlan, Kentucky. 

The currently-airing fourth season has seen Raylan go up against the Detroit mob after the discovery of a Panamanian diplomat's bag re-ignites a decades-old grudge. Recent episodes have seen this grudge explode into violence, providing some of the show's best material yet. Somehow, the series seems resistant to aging -- it's just as fresh now as it ever was. 

FX has previously described Justified as a series they envisioned running for around six seasons. Graham Yost has since echoed this sentiment. However, no official end date has been set for the series. 

Justified will return next Tuesday for its season 4 finale, "Ghosts," which sees the battle between Raylan and Detroit getting personal as they threaten his ex-wife, Winona (Natalie Zea) and his unborn daughter. 

Justified season 5 will premiere in January 2014. 

FX also announced renewals for It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Legit, and The League. The network also picked up a ten-episode series based on the 1994 film Fargo. 

What do you think? Are you excited for Justified to get a new season? 


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Written by: mcpherson
Mar 28th, 2013, 8:22 am

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Message Posted On Mar 28th, 2013, 10:58 am

Love Justified, great news. Boyd, Eva, Tim, Rachel, Art, and Raylan. (I hope Johnny makes it through the season, but doubt he'll return for s5.)


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Message Posted On Mar 28th, 2013, 10:43 am

Good to have the network confirm what we've all been expecting. Also I'm looking forward to seeing how well they adapt "Fargo" to the small screen. I loved the film so I'm hoping it will be done well.


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Message Posted On Mar 28th, 2013, 8:34 am

no big surprise there, but allways good to get confirmation...

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