Olyphant: Leonard Says Hat Not ‘Justified’

By Lauri Neff, Associated Press NEW YORK – In the FX series “Justified,” U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens’ trademark is a 10-gallon cowboy hat. Star Timothy Olyphant says author Elmore Leonard, whose novels inspired the character, is not a fan. Olyphant says, “He keeps telling me to lose it.” The actor says the TV hat is […]

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FX Renews ‘Justified’ For A Second Season

The critics loved ‘Justified,’ FX’s moody Western starring Timothy Olyphant. A “new instant classic,” gushed TV Guide. “One of the best new shows of the year,” said Entertainment Weekly. It’s ‘also, as you’d expect from Elmore Leonard (and writer Graham Yost, formerly of ‘Boomtown‘), a funny show, with taut dialogue and a distinct sense of […]

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The Drama Club: ‘Justified’ Breaks FX Mold With Likable Progtagonist

FX has carved out a niche as the cable network for shows about immoral protagonists.  Building on the cable drama convention of the lawless anti-hero with a few redeeming qualities that began with HBO’s ‘The Sopranos,’ the network gave us shows about womanizing plastic surgeons (‘Nip/Tuck’), a cop who breaks the law (‘The Shield‘), an […]

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Timothy Olyphant Shoots To Kill In FX’s ‘Justified’

In FX’s new drama ‘Justified‘ (March 16, 10 p.m.), Timothy Olyphant takes center stage as Raylan Givens, a quick-drawing U.S. Marshal with a fondness for Stetson hats and a weakness for beautiful women. After successful roles in critically praised ensemble dramas ‘Deadwood,’ and ‘Damages,’ the 41-year-old Olyphant has been handed the big guns this time […]

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