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FX Renews Justified for Fourth Season

JUSTIFIED: Episode 6: When the Guns Come Out (Airs February 21, 10:00 pm e/p). Pictured: Timothy Olyphant. CR: Prashant Gupta / FX

Justified will be back for a thirteen-episode fourth season, FX announced today, surprising no one but delighting fans of Kentucky-set crime solving and sardonic banter. So far this season has been up slightly over last season audience-wise, but down just a tiny, tiny bit enthrallment- and intrigue-wise — Robert Quarles is no Mags Bennett, though the season is just at its halfway point, so there's still time for additional villainy. Week-to-week funniness has remained pretty constant, and Timothy Olyphant's go-to expression of weary "get-a-load-of-this" exasperation has grown even more charming.

Photo: Prashant Gupta/FX