'Justified' gets fifth season, 'Fargo' greenlit by FX

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One of the best crime dramas on TV just got renewed for a fifth season.

FX’s Justified will return next January for another year.

The network revealed the pickup at its upfront presentation to advertisers in New York City on Thursday morning, along with several other announcements.

The network renewed comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Legit, and The League. Sunny and League get two more seasons each, while freshman comedy Legit earned a second season. More interestingly, the comedies will move channels. The shows will help launch FX spinoff’s network — imaginatively titled FXX — which debuts in September. FXX is billed as a network targeted toward young adults (ages 18-34) that will be slightly more comedy focused than FX (ages 18-49).

FX also greenlit its TV version of Fargo that’s been in development. The network has ordered Fargo as its first limited series (10 episodes). “For years, people have tried to adapt this Academy Award-winning gem into a TV series with no success,” said FX president and GM John Landgraf. “I have always loved Fargo and I was skeptical about this as a series, but Noah Hawley’s script made me a believer. This script is so good and so true to the tone of the original movie.”

More to come…


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