'Justified' Renewed for Season 3

Timothy Olyphant stars as Deputy U.S. Marshall Raylan Givens in this highly regarded drama series from FX.

Justified renewed for Season 3 on FX
Justified renewed for Season 3 on FX
The FX drama series Justified is enjoying one of the most critically acclaimed seasons of any show on television this year, and today the network has ordered another season of the hit series, picking up a 13-episode third season, announced John Landgraf, President and General Manager of FX Networks. Six all new episodes remain in season two, airing Wednesdays at 10 PM ET/PT, with the second season finale airing May 4.

"Justified was a critically acclaimed hit series in its first season, but the show has far surpassed our expectations this season," said John Landgraf. "Creatively, the show is on a roll. The performances of Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins, Margo Martindale and the entire cast are extraordinary. Graham Yost and his team of writers are delivering some of the richest stories anywhere on TV and are doing a brilliant job of being true to Elmore Leonard's original character, Raylan Givens. We couldn't be more proud of the work everyone has done."

Developed for television by Graham Yost and starring Timothy Olyphant, Justified (TV-MA) is based on the popular Elmore Leonard character "Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens" from his short story Fire in the Hole and some of his other novels.

Yost said, "I always say that the best review we've ever received on Justified is the fact that Elmore Leonard gets a kick out of the show. I must add to that. Now tied for the best feedback we've ever received is the news that a network as cool and original and supportive as FX is bringing us back for another year."

"The show's appeal speaks volumes to Graham's fresh approach to storytelling," said Jamie Erlicht, president of programming and production, Sony Pictures Television.

"The stellar performances by Timothy, Walton and the entire cast are Emmy caliber and we couldn't be prouder of this series" added , president of programming and production, Sony Pictures Television.

Through seven weeks, first-run episodes of Justified are averaging 3.9 million viewers (+15% vs. season 1) and 2.0 million Adults 18-49 (+18% vs. season 1). The weekly multi-run average viewership for the season 2 is 7.2 million total viewers and 3.7 million Adults 18-49, respective gains of +6% in Total Viewers and +6% in Adults 18-49.

The series co-stars Walton Goggins as "Boyd Crowder," Nick Searcy as Givens longtime friend and boss "Chief Deputy Art Mullen," Jacob Pitts as "Deputy Marshal Tim Gutterson," Erica N. Tazel as "Deputy Marshal Rachel Brooks," Joelle Carter as "Ava Crowder," and Natalie Zea as Raylan's ex-wife "Winona Hawkins." This season Margo Martindale joined the cast in a supporting role as "Mags Bennett," matriarch of a rural Kentucky crime family and nemesis of Raylan Givens.

Yost wrote the pilot and serves as Executive Producer/Writer on the series. Leonard is an Executive Producer on the series along with Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Michael Dinner, and Olyphant is Producer. Justified is produced by FX Productions and Sony Pictures Television.



Sources: FX

Share this story yet?

0 0 0 0 0

RELATED STORIES

BEST OF THE WEB

Comments (14)

  1. RonKerr

    Justified has renewed my interest in TV. There is NO other show like it on the air. I can't wait for season 3. I also am telling everyone that I know, who have given up on TV, that this will change their minds.

    3 years agoby @RonKerrFlag

  2. Philip Lelle

    If you renege and don't produce Season 3, you'll be hunted down and killed...Justifiably!!!

    3 years agoby @Philip-LelleFlag

  3. Richterc

    Please, please , please dont ever end this show!!!!!!!!!!! It is the best show i have ever watched!! I am already getting many people hooked!!!!!!!!!!!! cant wait for season 3!! Season 1 and 2 where great!!!!!!!!

    3 years agoby @richtercFlag

  4. James Daniels

    i want this show back on the best show ever made

    3 years agoby @James-DanielsFlag

  5. Johnny Ford

    Keep up the great work

    3 years agoby @Johnny-FordFlag

  6. Chuck Deppert

    Lets git it on...I can't wait and look forward to each episode sometimes watching two or three times just to make sure I see everyting!

    3 years agoby @Chuck-DeppertFlag

  7. RojoDiablo

    Same here, got some rough family who still live up there but we got out decades ago, never to return except for very short visits that were purely business related. The stories I was told are not far off from what goes down on this show! Glad to see this is staying put for another season, great show so far.

    3 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  8. Rocky Waller

    With my families origin and roots from Kentucy and Tennessee, I can relate

    3 years agoby @Rocky-WallerFlag

  9. allycat

    I can not find when the season 3 starts let me know...

    3 years agoby @ndickeyFlag

  10. Andrew_K_Anderson

    I'm so excited for the upcoming season of Justified. Breaking Bad, Walking Dead and Justified are my favorite dramas on TV right now and they're all getting another season! The best part is, this time around I'll be able to watch it as it goes instead of letting it build up on my DVR. I travel pretty much constantly so I'm often out of town when it airs but being a DISH Network employee / subscriber I heard about DISH's TV everywhere technology and picked it up. With this I can stream any and all of my programming anywhere I go to a variety of mobile devices (like iPad's, laptop's smartphones's, etc.). It's pretty cool to be able to take my entertainment with me like that, so I can watch my programming in the hotel rooms instead of being at the mercy of whatever that particular room has available. And to make it even better DISH is currently offering the Sling Adapter (the piece of equipment needed for this service) free!

    3 years agoby @Andrew_K_AndersonFlag

  11. Dr.C

    weird watching movies about my hometown.... but good show =)

    3 years agoby @misscandie26Flag

  12. Colocat

    I would never leave home if I could watch Justified and Dexter episodes 24/7. hahaha

    3 years agoby @colocatFlag

  13. Andrew Thompson

    Awesome luv this show!

    4 years agoby @andrew-thompsonFlag

  14. Pjwolsker

    YES!!!

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag