It’s time to say goodbye to our favorite Deputy U.S. Marshal, Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant), as FX has set an end date for its critically acclaimed series ‘Justified.’
It’s official — Season 6 of Justified will be its last. FX President John Landgraf announced the decision to reporters on Jan. 14 at the Television Critics Association press tour that the Emmy award winning series will come to a close next year. Find out why Raylan and co. are saying goodbye below the jump!
‘Justified’ To End After Season 6
The second episode of Justified‘s fifth season airs on Jan. 14, which means that while the show has an end date, there are still almost two full seasons for fans to look forward to. Landgraf announced that the decision to call it quits was made by lead actor Timothy Olyphant and Executive Producer Graham Yost last year, E! reports.
“We talked about it a year ago and they felt that the arc of the show and what they had to say would be best served by six years, six seasons,” Landgraf said. “I accepted their decision. We try as much as we can not to make business drive creative.”
The announcement does not come as a complete shock after last week’s season premiere ratings were a 21% drop from last year’s Season 4 premiere. Nick Grad, FX’s programming president, hinted that the show might be ending soon at the Season 5 premiere party when he said, “Going out at the right time is going to make your show last forever — we want to make shows that stand the test of time.”
Justified airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m on FX.
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— Caitlin Beck