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'Justified' To End After Season 6

Television
by Kevin Jagernauth
January 14, 2014 4:54 PM
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It looks like the time is coming for Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens to hang up his hat. With "Boardwalk Empire," "The Newsroom" and "Mad Men" all set to start their journeys toward the end, another cable staple is making plans to say goodbye.

FX CEO John Landgraf revealed today at TCA that an endgame plan has been put together for the critically acclaimed hit show "Justified." The Timothy Olyphant-starring series is currently in the midst of season five, and it looks like season six will be its last. “It was really [executive producer] Graham [Yost] and Tim Olyphant’s decision [to end it],” Landgraf said. “We talked about it a year ago, and they felt that the arc of the show and what they had to say [fit better with six seasons than seven]. Regretfully, that’s their decision.”

Given we're now in a climate where final seasons are split (thanks AMC!), who knows when the end of "Justified" will really come. But it'll have to get to season six first, as it hasn't officially been renewed just yet, and ratings for the season five premiere were 20% lower than season four. But if it does have to say goodbye, how do you want "Justified" to go out? Let us know below. [Deadline]

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3 Comments

  • robb | January 15, 2014 3:52 PMReply

    How i want it to end, Raylan kills Ava, Boyd Kills Raylan, Loretta kills Boyd. Each gets a snappy rejoinder as they die.

  • Emperor Zerg Rush | January 15, 2014 5:37 AMReply

    Ratings dip aside, this seems fitting. Since Leonard was such a crucial component of the show's story overall, not having him around to act as a consultant or help punch-up the scripts will certainly lead the series back to its first season stumbles.

    The second season was hands down the best of the series though (not just because of the cast) and ever since it's been watchable but not on the same level as that pivotal season. As long as they don't pull a completely stupid final episode hack job I think 6 seasons are definitely more than enough for what was overall a great show, underappreciated by some or not. The fact that it did so well just leaves me baffled as to why they couldn't give Terriers its full due, since setting(s) and general demeanors of characters aside, they're practically the same show.

  • George Otwori | January 15, 2014 2:19 AMReply

    I want this show to really invigorate Elmore Leonard material so we'll get more movies and TV show adaptations on the same level.

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