FX has picked up Justified for a third season of thirteen episodes, it was announced today via press release. Says network president John Landgraf, “Justified was a critically acclaimed hit series in its first season, but the show has far surpassed our expectations this season. Creatively, the show is on a roll. The performances of Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins, Margo Martindale and the entire cast are extraordinary. Graham Yost and his team of writers are delivering some of the richest stories anywhere on TV and are doing a brilliant job of being true to Elmore Leonard’s original character, Raylan Givens. We couldn’t be more proud of the work everyone has done.” “Looks like we were totally justified in our decision to pick up the show in the first place,” he did not add.