Update: Season Two Trailer for Justified has been released. Watch it Now!
It looks like Timothy Olyphant and his cowboy hat will be back to dish out another season of ass-whoopings on TV’s, “Justified.” According to EW, the FX cable network has just renewed the freshman series for a second season.
“Justified” will return next season with 13 new episodes via FX’s pre-order even though it still has 6 episodes left in its current season. The network sent out a press release stating the logic behind their decision to continue on with the show so early in the game.
Through seven weeks, first-run episodes of Justified are averaging 3.4 million viewers and 1.7 million Adults 18-49. The weekly multi-run average viewership for the series is 7.5 million total viewers and 3.9 million Adults 18-49 (six episodes). Justified is this year’s number-one rated new series on basic cable in delivery of Men 18-49 (1.1 million). Justified was the most-watched series premiere in FX history, with 4.9 million total viewers, surpassing The Shield’s 4.8 million total viewers (3/12/02).
The numbers don’t lie. “Justified” is getting asses on the couch and people are tuning in for it. The series currently airs on Tuesday nights at 10PM and the first season finale is scheduled to premiere on June 8th.
Do you watch Justified? Are you excited that the show has been picked up for another season?