Pour yourself some Pappy van Winkle! FX went through some paperwork today, and in the process got out its giant rubber "RENEWED" stamp and slammed that puppy down on Justified's contract. In other words, FX has renewed Justified for a fourth season. Look for the series to return next year for 13 more episodes.
According to FX, Justified's third season is averaging an eight-percent increase over the total viewers and 18-49 demo from Season 2. Last year it joined the Emmy party with nominations for star Timothy Olyphant and supporting actress Margo Martindale, who took home the prize.
Look, I don't want to stir up any manure, but it has to be said: Justified is currently the best program on FX, a cable channel that's overloaded with superior series. The cast is one of the best on television, the dialogue is better than anything else on TV, and Olyphant wears one of the best hats in the business.
Justified airs Tuesday nights at 10pm on FX.