Midway through Justified‘s third-season run, FX has given the drama series a fourth season pickup with a 13-episode order. “Justified is one of television’s best series and this season has reinforced that excellence,” FX’s EVP of original programming Nick Grad said. Developed for television by Graham Yost and starring Timothy Olyphant, Justified, is based on the Elmore Leonard character Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens. “There are many reasons all of us on Justified are grateful to get a chance to do another season,” said Yost.  “We get to do more work with amazing actors, writers, producers, directors, musicians, editors and a jaw-droppingly talented crew.”

Through seven weeks of Season 3, first-run episodes of Justified are averaging 4.3 million viewers, up 8% vs. season 2, and 2.1 million Adults 18-49, also up 8% from season 2. The weekly multi-run average viewership for the current is 7.0 million total viewers and 3.4 million Adults 18-49. Six new episodes remain, with the third season finale airing April 10. Yost executive produces the series with Leonard, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Michael Dinner and Fred Golan; Olyphant is a Producer. Justified is produced by FX Prods. and Sony Pictures Television.