SPOILER ALERT! This week’s episode of Justified, “Watching the Detectives,” written by exec producer Graham Yost and directed by Peter Werner, found Quarles (Neal McDonough) framing Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) for the execution of Gary (William Ragsdale) on Winona’s lawn, and Sheriff Napier (David Andrews) booking Boyd (Walton Goggins) on trumped-up charges of attempted murder. (Though doesn’t it feel about time for Boyd to blow up something?) As we’ll be doing each week throughout the season, we asked Yost to take us inside the writers room. READ FULL STORY
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FX has renewed Justified for a fourth season, ordering another 13 episodes of the Kentucky-set drama starring Timothy Olyphant as Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens. Six episodes remain in season 3, which has been averaging 4.3 million viewers (up 8 percent from season 2) and concludes its run on April 10.
As the season comes to a close, someone will be killed. While executive producer Graham Yost won’t say who, he told EW, “It provides an engine for Raylan to get the bad guy. That becomes the drive for the last episode. The last episode is get Quarles. I’ll tell you that. How that plays out with Quarles, and Raylan, and Limehouse, and Boyd, and Arlo — that’s our season.”
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It’s that time of year again, Roomies! I’m headed west (like Fievel!) from my home base here in NYC to hit up the annual PaleyFest celebrations in Los Angeles.
So if you’re a fan of Community, New Girl, Parks and Recreation, Sons of Anarchy, Bones, The Vampire Diaries, Castle, and Revenge, you’ll want to be following my moves on Twitter for the next week for the latest from all those panels. (My colleague Tanner Stransky will also be out there, covering Revenge, Parks, and more!) Be on the watch for plenty of goodies coming your way. (And there will also be a few more treats in store if your favorite show’s not mentioned in the sentence above. Just sayin’!)
Until then, enjoy this week’s offerings. I have to pack.
THE OFFICE: B.J. NOVAK PREVIEWS ARRIVAL OF KELLY’S ‘HERO’
Post-Florida fun, Ryan Howard is going to be in for a big (and completely unwelcome) surprise. Though he ever-so-briefly had his eye on Erin (Ellie Kemper), he’ll soon find that Kelly has a new crush of her own — except from the sounds of it, this is much more serious. Enter Heroes alum Sendhil Ramamurthy. READ FULL STORY
After directing five episodes of FX’s Justified, including this season’s Dewey Crowe hour (“Holy s—, you mean I had four kidneys?”) and the memorable season 1 finale “Bulletville,” Adam Arkin is ready to step in front of the camera. He’ll guest-star in two episodes later this season as Quarles’ boss Theo Tonin, head of the Detroit Mafia. Look for him in episodes 311 and 313, the latter being the season 3 finale.
In this week’s episode, “The Man Behind the Curtain,” Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) theorized that Theo had banished Quarles (Neal McDonough) to Kentucky because of his penchant for beating up male hustlers. Justified exec producer Graham Yost tells EW we’ll learn more of that backstory in episode 310, before Theo surfaces. Unlike Sammy Tonin (Max Perlich), Theo’s son who is currently paying Quarles a visit, Quarles likes Theo, Yost says. “Theo saved his life, but in a weird way,” he teases. READ FULL STORY
SPOILER ALERT! This week’s episode of Justified, “The Man Behind the Curtain” written by Ryan Farley and directed by Peter Werner, found Quarles (Neal McDonough) and Boyd (Walton Goggins) backing opposing candidates for Harlan sheriff, and Quarles and Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) trying to out maneuver one another with the arrival of Sammy Tonin (Max Perlich), the son of Quarles’ boss. Since the episode ended with Quarles finding Gary (William Ragsdale), we’ll give him the edge — for now. As we’ll be doing each week throughout the season, we asked exec producer Graham Yost to take us inside the writers room. READ FULL STORY
SPOILER ALERT! This week’s episode of Justified, written by Nichelle Tramble Spellman and Dave Andron and directed by Don Kurt, raised Raylan’s stress level, the tension between Boyd and Quarles, and the season’s body count. As we’ll be doing each week throughout the season, we asked exec producer Graham Yost to take us inside the writers room. READ FULL STORY
SPOILER ALERT! This week’s episode of Justified, written by Jon Worley and Benjamin Cavell and directed by Adam Arkin, had a happy ending for Dewey (Damon Herriman) and an emotional twist for Raylan (Timothy Olyphant). As we’ll be doing each week throughout the season, we asked exec producer Graham Yost to take us inside the writers room. READ FULL STORY
SPOILER ALERT! This week’s episode of Justified, written by Taylor Elmore, said goodbye to a recurring character, reminded us what Boyd (Walton Goggins) is really capable of, featured Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) using his car as a weapon, and left us seriously concerned for Dewey (Damon Herriman). As we’ll be doing each week throughout the season, we asked exec producer Graham Yost to take us inside the writers room. READ FULL STORY
SPOILER ALERT! This week’s episode of Justified, “Harlan Roulette,” featured the welcome return of Wade Messer (James LeGros), a lot of gunplay courtesy of Dixie Mafia member Glen Fogle (Pruitt Taylor Vince), and a memorable first meeting between Raylan and Quarles. As we’ll be doing each week throughout the season, we asked exec producer Graham Yost to take us inside the writers room. READ FULL STORY
SPOILER ALERT! Episode 2 of Justified‘s third season, “Cut Ties,” gave us the answer to whether Boyd got Raylan to arrest him last week so he could kill Dickie in prison or just threaten him until he revealed where Mags’ money is (the latter, it turns out). But we also got a tense introduction of the hill-country banker/badman Ellstin Limehouse (Mykelti Williamson), who’ll be sticking around, and a much-anticipated visit from Assistant Director Goodall (Carla Gugino, not being TV’s Karen Sisco), who won’t. As we’ll be doing each week throughout the season, we asked exec producer Graham Yost to take us inside the writers room. READ FULL STORY
SPOILER ALERT! The season premiere of Justified brought us a new villain (Neal McDonough’s Taxi Driver-loving Quarles), a gunfighter almost as cool as Timothy Olyphant’s Raylan (Desmond Harrington’s Fletcher “the Ice Pick” Nix), and the beginning of a beautiful new friendship (Jeremy Davies’ Dickie Bennett and Damon Herriman’s Dewey Crowe). As we’ll be doing each week throughout the season, we asked EP Graham Yost, who wrote the episode with fellow EP/writer Fred Golan, to take us inside the writers room. READ FULL STORY
When FX’s Justified returns tonight with its season 3 premiere (catch up here), Timothy Olyphant’s Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens will be uncharacteristically a bit off his game. “It can only continue for so long, because I have to continue to live,” Olyphant says. “I think it was more or less the idea that we’re starting with a guy who’s just got a lot of things up against him: He’s recovering from a gunshot wound, he’s got a pregnant girlfriend who he used to be married to. He’s got a lot on his mind.” In addition to Raylan missing a few things that he wouldn’t normally let slip past him (enjoy the fun elevator scene in tonight’s episode, which should make Elmore Leonard proud), there is another upside: Raylan’s bandage needs to be changed. Shirtless scenes! “That was my idea,” Olyphant jokes. “I thought if we’re gonna go shirtless, let’s do it in the first episode, and I’ll really prepare for it. And then after that, I can just let myself go, and we’ll just wear lots of coats. I would just want to say also, for the record, that Natalie Zea has her shirt on in the sex scene. That was not my idea, and I don’t want to hear any complaints coming my way. I don’t think she has a problem with it, I just think someone, for some reason being polite, didn’t mention it. I know certain people are very upset about it.” Here’s more to look forward to in the season premiere and beyond (besides, as Olyphant puts it, “a lot of bullets flying right off the bat and bodies dropping”): READ FULL STORY
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