FX Gives ‘Justified’ a Third Season

It’s nice when good, quality shows get the treatment they deserve. In this case the show in question is Justified, which airs on FX.

Today, the network announced it is renewing the series, which features Timothy Olyphant as a crusading yet morally ambiguous U.S. Marshall, and giving it a third season on the network. According to the report, FX bosses were pleased with the show’s performance overall, even though its taken a little ratings dip this season.

In spite of the dip, the series is still ahead of Season 1 and has emerged as a DVR winner, getting a 55%-60% ratings bump from time-shifted viewing. Season-to-date, the drama has averaged 4 million viewers for its original Wednesday 10 PM telecasts.

Great news for a great show. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, you should.

In related news, FX is also reportedly close to a renewal for another cool show you should be watching: the animated spy comedy Archer. More on that as it comes to us. In the meantime, kudos to FX for recognizing quality and for sticking with it.

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