FX has picked up freshman drama Justified for a second season with a 13-episode order. The contemporary Western/cop drama starring Timothy Olyphant is in the midst of airing its first season, with six more episodes slated to run before the the season finale on June 8. Justified got off to a stellar ratings start, drawing 4.9 million viewers, for its premiere, the largest audience ever for an FX series debut. It has dropped since then but still averages a solid 3.4 million viewers (1.7 million of them in the 18-49 demographic) through its first seven episodes. It also has garnered some of FX’s best new series reviews.
Graham Yost created Justified, which is based on Elmore Leonard character Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens. Sony TV and FX Prods. produce the series, which is exec produced by Yost, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly and Michael Dinner, who directed the pilot.