'Justified' to End After Season 6
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Another long-running, Emmy-winning show is coming to an end. FX has announced that Justified, currently airing its fifth season, will end after next year's sixth season.
The end was not the idea of the network, which would love nothing more than for the crime drama based on the works of Elmore Leonard to continue. The end date was decided by creator Graham Yost and star Timothy Olyphant.
Justified joins a long list of shows which will come to an end over the next two years. Sons of Anarchy, also on FX, is ending after its upcoming seventh season later this year. Mad Men is heading into its final season (which will be spread across two runs, making its end date roughly the same time as the end of Justified). HBO is also undergoing a dramatic change as True Blood, Boardwalk Empire and The Newsroom are all heading into their final seasons.
However, despite FX losing two of its longest-running dramas, the network still has plenty to look forward to. Besides the success of American Horror Story and the upcoming second seasons of The Americans and The Bridge, the network will debut the TV adaptation of the Oscar-winning film Fargo on Tuesday, April 15 at 10pm. The show will star Billy Bob Thornton and is being planned as a limited series, like American Horror Story, with possible future seasons including all new stories and casts.
FX also has two more new dramas coming in 2014, with the vampire series The Strain from Guillermo del Toro (with Lost's Carlton Cuse serving as showrunner) and the Middle East-set Tyrant from the executive producer of Homeland.
Justified is at the start of its fifth season, airing Tuesdays at 10pm on FX.
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