FX Renews ‘Justified’ For Season 4

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Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins Justified FX  FX Renews Justified For Season 4

We’re at about the half-way point of what has been a superlative season 3, and now FX has given fans of its modern-day western, Justified, cause to rejoice with the news that season 4 will grace the airwaves sometime in early 2013.

After season 2 brought Margo Martindale an Emmy win for her portrayal of Harlan County drug lord Mags Bennett, Justified showed it was capable of taking the good reviews and word-of-mouth generated by season 1 to produce a bonafide award-winner that frequently delivered some of the best storytelling and dialogue on television.

While some expressed concern that season 3 would fail to live up to the incredibly high standards set forth by the previous season, it appears that the show hasn’t skipped a beat. As a result, Tuesday nights on FX have become home to a seemingly endless array of interesting backwoods characters, fisticuffs, shootouts and strangely eloquent discourses on the nature of criminality and justice. Throw in consistently fantastic performances by Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins (Boyd Crowder), and it’s easy to see why the network would be eager to bring a fourth season (and perhaps more) to its schedule.

Nick Grad, FX Executive Vice President of Original Programming had this to say of the show’s renewal:

“Justified is one of television’s best series and this season has reinforced that excellence. Graham Yost and his writing team continue to deliver compelling material and richly drawn characters brought to life by the brilliance of Timothy Olyphant and our terrific ensemble cast. Their work is validated by universal acclaim, awards, and ratings that have grown every year. We look forward to many more seasons to come.”

Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens Justified FX FX Renews Justified For Season 4

Yost (The Pacific, Falling Skies) also chimed in with deservedly high praise for his actors, staff and Raylan Givens’ creator, Elmore Leonard:

“There are many reasons all of us on Justified are grateful to get a chance to do another season. We get to do more work with amazing actors, writers, producers, directors, musicians, editors and a jaw-droppingly talented crew. We get to keep doing a show that appeals to a wide demographic: people in Harlan, retired US Marshals, criminals (we honestly did hear that), and, most happily, our guide, our muse, Elmore Leonard. Best of all, we get to keep doing a show on FX (and while that may sound like craven ass-kissing, when you look at their roster, you can’t help but feel grateful to be on that list).”

In addition to the acclaim, Justified has also seen a decent uptick in its ratings from last season. Averaging around 4.3 million first-run viewers each week for an 8% increase over season 2 – a fact that has to please the powers-that-be at FX.

It’s always good to hear when top-notch television is afforded the opportunity to continue its run, so we will gladly stay tuned for another 13-episodes of the adventures of Raylan Givens and the denizens of Harlan County. Though the way this season is going, it won’t be too shocking to see some regular cast members in no condition for season 4.

You can follow Justified with our weekly recaps and Screen Rant will be sure to let you know of any other developments in the series.

Source: Deadline

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  1. My favorite show-& i ‘love’ Timothy Olyphant. Is Justified coming back?

    • I know. RIGHT. Timothy Olyphant plays the part of Raylan so real and sexy.

  2. can’t wait for season 4

  3. Best crime drama that has ever hit the air waves.

  4. This amazing and very sexy Raylon Givens keeps me coming back for more Justifed. Hurry back, I miss this show..xoxoxo

  5. My wife and I consider Justified one of the best shows on Tv today

  6. why do they wait so long for showing of the seaso.n Justified is a great show and has a fan following== ive been looking for months to see if its coming back= Im 73 year old fan and im sure many folks are concerned because there hasnt been any word to keep them ontop of whats happening aabout this show Bring it back soon please advertise , tell the fans that your coming, I truly thought it was cancelled because i couldnt find any up to date news,but i kept looking and there it was saying that in 2013 it will be back- but im sure fans need to know now to keep interest to mark their calander,to know their is life instead of reality Honey BOO BOOS

  7. Whenever I GO out of state and people ask me where im from I say kentucky ,They want to know if I know where Harland ky is.Then I laugh and tell them that Boyd Crowder is my uncle jokingly the next thing out of thier mouth is I love the show and can’t wait until next season. Thank you FX, In my opinion after this season it will be dumping Dallas.

  8. can someone please tell me when justified season 4 will be aired in the uk – im missing raylan givens so much

  9. My family and I look so forward to watching this show. I am from eastern Ky and I just love the fact of these being filmed so close to home. When will we see season 4 on the shelves???

  10. We have been watching Justified on Netflex cd’s we now want to watch season 4, but don’t know how to retrieve the beginning of the show up to week 7.

    really enjoy the show and caracters.

    good show!!!!!!

  11. one of the best shows on TV the other 3 are fox The Following, FX The Americanz, and Son Of Anarchy! All 4 are Superb!

  12. love the show
    just because i live in kentucky doesn’t mean that we all are edentuless,ie illiterate
    the characters actually use bi, tri, and quadrasyllabic words!!!
    love the show
    keem um coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Justified is amazing. Exceptional characters and acting. Please get Ava out of Jail. Ms. Raylan is one tough cookie. waiting anxiously for the next season.

  14. I love justified. Hope it is back on air soon.Waiting for it.

  15. I love the show and all the characters, but I thought the season ended too soon. I also assume it will be back next season, but all I am seeing on this website is that it will be back in the Fall of 2013…what about 2014??