FX’s Upfronts are being headlined with a new spinoff network and new series launches, but they also announced a fifth season pickup for its winter flagship show, Justified, which is going to close its fourth season Tuesday, April 2 at 10 PM ET/PT.
EDITOR’S PICK: Justified Season 4 is one of the best yet
This current season of Justified has been marked with a cold case that heats up Harlan County that has all of the parties, whether it’s Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) and the U.S. Marshals, the Dixie Mafia, or the series’ version of Bonnie & Clyde, Ava (Joelle Carter) and Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins). Each side has their own reason for wanting to capture Drew Thompson and eventually becomes a matter of survival for several players. John Landgraf, President and General Manager, FX Networks said that Season 4 is on pace to be the most-watched season of the series yet. Season 5 will begin production in the fall and air on FX in January 2014.
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That means that at the very least, Raylan Givens is going to survive the season finale. Let’s all hope that Winona and bun in the oven make it out alive too.
Also receiving new seasons are the comedies headed over to the just-announced FXX Network. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League will lead the charge at the new comedy-centric FXX Network and will each get two new seasons. Both series rank #2 in their time slots in the fall for basic cable, beaten only by NFL Games on Thursday nights on the NFL Network. Also making the move to FXX is the network’s latest hit, Legit featuring stand-up comedian Jim Jefferies, Dan Bakkedahl, and DJ Qualls, which was also renewed for a second season.