Only half way through a 13-episode run in it’s first season, FX has already renewed Justified for another 13 episodes in a second season.
The series, which stars Deadwood’s Timothy Olyphant as a rugged U.S. Marshall Rayland Givens, who still does his job like he’s living out an episode of Gunsmoke, has gotten some impressive ratings since it’s debut back in March. From a Fox press release:
Through seven weeks, first-run episodes of Justified are averaging 3.4 million viewers and 1.7 million Adults 18-49. The weekly multi-run average viewership for the series is 7.5 million total viewers and 3.9 million Adults 18-49 (six episodes). Justified is this year’s number-one rated new series on basic cable in delivery of Men 18-49 (1.1 million). Justified was the most-watched series premiere in FX history, with 4.9 million total viewers, surpassing The Shield’s 4.8 million total viewers (3/12/02).
The network expects the series to continue in it’s upward rising ratings as the last 6 episodes of season 1 play out. The season finale is currently set to air on June 8th.