FX Renews ‘Justified’ for a Fourth Season

by | March 6, 2012 at 3:34 PM | Justified

Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens on "Justified." (FX)

Justified” has been given a fourth-season pickup, FX announced Tuesday.

The network has ordered 13 new episodes of the critically acclaimed gun-slinging series based on the Elmore Leonard character Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant).

Currently in the middle of its third-season run, “Justified” has six new episodes remaining, with the season finale scheduled for April 10. It has averaged a cable-respectable 4.3 million total viewers this season and 2.1 million in the adults 18-49 demo.

“Justified is one of television’s best series and this season has reinforced that excellence,” said Nick Grad, FX Executive Vice President of Original Programming, in a statement. “Graham Yost and his writing team continue to deliver compelling material and richly drawn characters brought to life by the brilliance of Timothy Olyphant and our terrific ensemble cast. Their work is validated by universal acclaim, awards, and ratings that have grown every year. We look forward to many more seasons to come.”

“Justified” airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on FX.