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Justified: FX TV Show Renewed for Season Two

JustifiedStarring Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Erica Tazel, Jacob Pitts, Joelle Carter, and Natalie Zea, FX’s Justified has been renewed for a second season of 10 episodes. The TV show’s first season of 13 installments is set to conclude on June 8th.

Here’s the official release from FX that also includes teasers about upcoming episodes of Justified’s first season.

FX ORDERS SEASON TWO OF JUSTIFIED
Network Orders 13 Episodes for Second Season from FX Productions and Sony Pictures Television
Six All New Episodes Remain in Season One, Tuesdays at 10 PM ET/PT with Season 1 Finale Airing June 8

Season One (First-Run) Averaging 3.4 Million Total Viewers and 1.7 Million Adults 18-49
With Multi-Run Weekly Average of 7.5 Million Total Viewers and 3.9 Million Adults 18-49
Basic Cable’s #1 New Series In Delivery of Men 18-49

LOS ANGELES, May 3, 2010 – Justice has been served, as FX has ordered another season of its newest critically acclaimed hit drama series Justified, picking up a 13-episode second season, today announced John Landgraf, President and General Manager of FX Networks. Six all new episodes remain in season one, airing Tuesdays at 10 PM ET/PT, with the first season finale airing on June 8th.

“We are very excited about the tremendous, widespread acclaim that Justified has received from both audiences and television critics,” said Landgraf. “Graham Yost, Tim Olyphant, Elmore Leonard and their talented partners have crafted a uniquely ambitious and entertaining series which is everything we aspired to when we developed the show.”

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.

“I’m just thrilled, and I’m looking forward to chronicling the future adventures of Raylan Givens,” said Yost. “To work with an actor like Tim, who was born to play this role, has been a wonderful experience.”

Through seven weeks, first-run episodes of Justified are averaging 3.4 million viewers and 1.7 million Adults 18-49. The weekly multi-run average viewership for the series is 7.5 million total viewers and 3.9 million Adults 18-49 (six episodes). Justified is this year’s number-one rated new series on basic cable in delivery of Men 18-49 (1.1 million). Justified was the most-watched series premiere in FX history, with 4.9 million total viewers, surpassing The Shield’s 4.8 million total viewers (3/12/02).

“This pick-up speaks volumes to the quality and collaboration on the series, and our unparalleled partnership with FX,” said Jamie Erlicht, President, Programming for Sony Pictures Television. “The viewer response to Justified has been as enthusiastic as ours was when we first heard the pitch.”

SOURCE: The Nielsen Company, NHI (Most Current)

Olyphant stars in the lead role of Givens, a true-blue hero born and reared in the hill country of eastern Kentucky, who left at age 19 to become a U.S. Marshal. Now, years later, after shooting a gun thug in a Miami hotel and thereby incurring the wrath of his Marshals Service superiors, Raylan has been sent in punishment (and by fate?) to the one place to which he vowed he would never return – Kentucky. But, being back in Kentucky, Raylan will also have to confront a past crowded with enough skeletons to choke a graveyard.

The series co-stars Nick Searcy as Givens longtime friend and boss “Chief Deputy Art Mullen”; Jacob Pitts as “Deputy Marshal Tim Gutterson”; Erica Tazel as “Deputy Marshal Rachel Brooks”; Joelle Carter as “Ava Crowder,” Boyd’s sister-in-law; and Natalie Zea as Raylan’s ex-wife “Winona Hawkins.” Walton Goggins guest stars as “Boyd Crowder,” who worked with Raylan in the coal mines as teenagers and has now chosen a criminal path.

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, who directed the pilot episode. Justified is produced by FX Productions and Sony Pictures Television.

All new episodes of the first season of Justified air Tuesdays at 10 PM ET/PT through June 8. Upcoming episode descriptions are listed below:

Episode 8 – “Blowback” – 5/4/10
LOGLINE: When a murderous inmate takes hostages, Raylan must scramble to defuse the situation before the bullets start flying.
Writer: Benjamin Cavell
Director: Jon Avnet

Episode 9 – “Hatless” – 5/11/10
LOGLINE: Suspended from the Marshals Service, feeling like he has nothing to lose, Raylan faces off with the gangsters who are muscling his ex-wife’s new husband.
Writer: Dave Andron
Director: Peter Werner

Episode 10 – “The Hammer” – 5/18/10
LOGLINE: Determined to repair the damage he’s done, Raylan takes time away from his assignment bodyguarding an eccentric judge to track down an old lead.
Writer: Fred Golan & Chris Provenzano
Director: John Dahl

FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable network from Fox. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in more than 96 million homes. The diverse schedule includes a growing roster of critically acclaimed and award-winning original series, an established film library of acquired box-office hit movies, and an impressive lineup of acquired hit series.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that Justified will be back? Anything you really want to see in season two?

 

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kim April 15, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Justified is so great!! I was thrilled at first to find that there would be a series with my favorite actor, Timothy Olyphant. After watching the show since its beginning, I am so glad to see him with such an outstanding cast and marvelous storylines. It just doesn’t get any better than this.

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Roger M. March 24, 2011 at 6:52 pm

I love this show! Refreshing, funny, different! These are all words I would use to describe it. I like the main characters a lot. A little over the top…maybe. I’ve never been to Kentucky but I’ve been in some backwoods places and I can see characters like these. Raylan Givens is trying to be a good man but he has weak spots in his character. Something we can all relate to. His ex, Winona, she is a very good actress. I’d like to see more or her. She adds just a touch of class to the show. I hope it lives on for several season at least. I hope the writers can keep it “fresh!”

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REBECCA H. March 23, 2011 at 10:52 am

GREAT!GREAT!GREAT! I ABSOUTELY LOVE ALL CHARACTERS AND PLOTS-RAYLAN ,BOYD ,AVA, ART & WINONA ARE GREAT IN THEIR CHARACTERS. WE PURSCHASED THE DVD’S AND CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THIS SERIES-KEEP THEM COMING-GREAT WRITERS AND GREAT ACTING-WE LOVE THE COMEDY PLAYED BY CERTAIN CHARACTERS OR SHOULD I SAY THEIR EXPRESSIONS. WE ALSO ENJOY THE MUSIC! WE LOVE THE LORD DEARLY AND WE ENJOY THIS TV SERIES-REGARDLESS OF WHAT SUE AND BARBARA EXPRESS-WE NEED NOT TO JUDGE-I LOVE THE WORLD AND ALL THINGS GOD PUT HERE -VERY GIFTED PEOPLE.

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carolyn March 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm

I adore Justified…I think the portrayal of characters is on the mark..being from Harlan Co myself…

Bury me along the big Sandy:)
I Lo0ve me some Boyd Crowder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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BARBARA March 13, 2011 at 1:18 pm

I AGREE WITH SUE!

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BARBARA March 13, 2011 at 1:14 pm

THIS NASTY-TALKING, TRASHY SHOW SHOULD BE CANCELLED! SOME IGNORANT WATCHERS MAY COME TO BELIEVE THAT IS THE WAY LIFE IS IN HARLAN…THE WAY THEY TALK, THEIR MORALS (OR LACK THEREOF).iT IS NOT TRUE. THERE ARE MOSTLY DECENT, GOD-FEARING, CITIZENS OF THE USA! DO NOT EXPOSE AMERICA TO THIS FARCE ANY LONGER!!

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Lrs March 5, 2011 at 9:13 am

I absoutely love this show it and glades are my top two shows on TV – Please keep them coming

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Sue March 2, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Once more you’ve created a great show but insist on ruining it with language that is insulting to a large group of people. Your writers and creators would never consider using the name of any god of any religious belief as a curse word except Christianity. Why do you find it necessary to insult those who honor the Name of Jesus with using His name only as a curse word? I have yet to hear you mention the name of any other diety so I find it extremely insulting that you disrespect the Name we hold dear.

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Nancy LaRoux March 2, 2011 at 9:57 am

One of my favorites. Wish it came on earlier in the evening. The over 60 group goes to bed at 9:30 to get to work the next day.

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Anonymous February 26, 2011 at 4:21 pm

me and my boyfriend loved this show also its one of the best out besides the trueblood on hbo i really hope they keep it going ive been spreadin the news about it because i didnt even know it was out there untill i seen it in some previews on a movie we had rented.. so i went rented the whole season of 1 and loves it im waitin for the next season hope they keep it going for a while myself and keep it interestin with its turns and thrills.. Had 2 say to be on FX its great. keep it rollin plz

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Rainy Martinson February 25, 2011 at 8:47 pm

I’m taping it so that I can watch it over and over. I wish there was more of Walton Goggins. His portrayal of Boyd Crowder is Emmy acting. Love it Love it Love it.

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Ron February 14, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Great show! I think moving the Givens character from the big city to the hills of Ky. made it so much more interesting. I never missed an episode last year, and I haven’t missed one yet this year. Great writing, characters and acting!

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MF Bilger February 13, 2011 at 12:43 am

I love the show. I would like to know the name of the song in the last episode and who sings the song. Is it a available for download?

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Darlene January 25, 2011 at 1:16 pm

My husband and I love this show. We hope that it continues on to season 3 and 4. When we first heard about the show, we were told it was filmed in Harlan, ky. where my husband is from. That was why we had started watching it. It was a disappointment when we found out it was not filmed there, but in Pa. We could actually tell from the absence of all the mountains. We will continue to watch the show however, since it is our favorite. But, if at all possible, do you think that you could at least film a couple of episodes there in Ky.?
Thank You,
Darlene Kelly

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Cynthia January 22, 2011 at 7:43 pm

My husband and I loved the first season and we are looking forward to season two. Why are you ending it at two? Nothing else to write? You are just getting started. It is always just like a tease and then it’s gone. It seems that every series I like gets cancelled.

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Anonymous February 21, 2011 at 11:34 pm

What makes you think it ended at 2 shows, it just started showing season 2 on Feb 9, looking at the schedule there is more to come?

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