TVLine Items: Justified Final-Season Scoop, Doctor Xmas Casting & More

Garret Dillahunt Sam Elliott Justified

Justified is adding some new faces to its sixth and final season.

Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope, Burn Notice) and veteran actor Sam Elliott (whose most recent TV gig was Parks and Recreation) will recur on the FX drama, which returns January 2015, the network announced today.

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Dillahunt will play Walker, a spec-ops veteran who handles security for a quasi-legal businessman. The combined irritants of Raylan and Boyd will bring to the surface the monster lurking beneath his cold exterior.

Elliott, meanwhile, has been cast as legendary Kentucky gangster Markham, who returns from exile to win back his empire and his lost love, Katherine Hale (played by Mary Steenburgen). He’ll butt heads with Raylan and Boyd and even Katherine, who secretly believes that he is the rat who brought down her husband.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) will guest in Doctor Who‘s Christmas special, BBC announced today.

* Kevin Connolly (Entourage) will star in and executive-produce Fantasy Life, a comedy pilot for Fox, our sister site Deadline reports. The project — written by Tim McAuliffe (The Office) — is about a regular guy who lands his ultimate dream job working in the fantasy sports department at a major sports network.

* Filmmaker Jim Sheridan is adapting his 2002 film In America into a potential series for HBO, Deadline reports. The movie, which earned Sheridan and his daughters an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay, followed a family of struggling Irish immigrants living in a shabby Hell’s Kitchen apartment building occupied by artists and junkies.