FX has decided to give its hard-boiled crime drama Justified a fourth season, a decision that—based on the show’s critical acclaim, decent ratings, and great performances from the cast—is definitely…oh, what’s the word?
Justified stars the exceptionally watchable Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens, a United States marshal with the complex of an Old West cowboy, created originally by novelist Elmore Leonard, whose story Fire in the Hole served as the basis for the FX series. The pilot saw Florida-based Givens reluctantly relocated to his hometown in Kentucky, where he has been forced to face old family members, friends and lovers…many of whom are criminals he never wanted to see again.
Either is fine. The fourth season will last 13 episodes. Justified currently airs Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.