As the third season of Justified deepens tonight with the eighth episode, “Watching the Detectives” at 10pm ET/PT, fans of the Emmy Award-winning Kentucky-based crime drama can do the Charleston in celebration of FX ordering a fourth season from FX Productions and Sony Pictures Television. Season 4 will be 13 episodes and will further expand o the world of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) and his old stomping grounds, Harlan County, Kentucky.
Justified is currently averaging 4.3 million viewers, and 2.1 million Adults 18-49, both increases of +8% over Season 2. The weekly viewership in all of its airings is 7.0 million total viewers and 3.4 million Adults 18-49. This season Raylan has had to deal with not just Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins), but a host of other antagonists looking to fill in the void left by Mags Bennett (Margo Martindale). Robert Quarles (Neal McDonough) and Ellstin Limehouse (Mykelti Williamson) have helped build the hill Raylan must climb this season, while dealing with the pregnancy and on-and-off again relationship with his ex-wife, Winona (Natalie Zea).
“There are many reasons all of us on Justified are grateful to get a chance to do another season,” said showrunner Graham Yost. “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).”
Six new episodes of Season 3 remain including tonight’s “Watching the Detectives” where a murder forces Raylan to confront his demons, while Boyd furthers his plans to get rid of Harlan’s sheriff. The Season 3 finale is set to air on April 10. Below is a preview of tonight’s episode and two behind-the-scenes clips that show you how Quarles’ rail gun was made and a tour of Limehouse’s slaughterhouse.