Eye on Emmy: Justified's Timothy Olyphant Has 5 'Fantastic Acceptance Speeches' on Standby

By all accounts, Timothy Olyphant ought to have a trophy case full of gold statuettes. His resume is stuffed with award magnets like Deadwood, Damages and The Office. His acting is consistently acclaimed. And he’s extremely well-liked in the community. But for whatever reason, the self-effacing 44-year-old remains decidedly kudos-deprived. There’s a strong feeling that could change this year in the wake of his impressive work as laconic Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens in Justified’s pitch-perfect second season. READ MORE

Justified Finale: And the Emmy Nods Go To...?

I expected many things from the Season 2 finale of FX’s outstanding Justified, but tears welling up in my eyes weren’t on the short list. Yet once the dust settled on a rather inevitable chain of events, there I was, overcome with empathy for several characters at crossroads as well as by the emotion of watching top-shelf acting take place before me. READ MORE


A Justified Killing: Burning Questions Answered

[The following story contains spoilers from this Wednesday’s episode of Justified.]

In one of its most intense episodes to date, FX’s Justified this Wednesday came out with all guns a-blazing – literally, in some cases.

The first swath of the edge-of-your-seat hour was spent at the whoop-dee-doo that Mags Bennett threw, hoping to unite locals in the cause against Black Pike’s plan to “blow the top off” the mountain and, in doing so, soil their holler with slurry and such.

Every party needs a crasher, though … READ MORE


Justified Spoiler Alert: Something Really Big Is About to Go Down in Harlan County

It’s a good time to be a Justified fan. Not only has the FX drama just been renewed for a third season, but its second is currently firing on all cylinders. In fact, I’ve seen the next two episodes (Wednesdays 10/9c), and I can tell you it only gets better. As I teased in Ask Ausiello, covering up his ex’s get-rich-quick scheme takes a psychological toll on our swaggertastic hero and throws him off his game. How far off his game? Let’s ask exec producer Graham Yost, who’s here to discuss this week’s episode, next week’s “Act Two” climax and a season finale that’s sure to be explosive. …READ MORE

Justified Scoop! Joelle Carter Says Ava's Headed for Something 'Pretty Spectacular'

If I learned anything with my recent feature on Natalie Zea and Justified‘s Raylan/Winona romance redux, it’s that many of the show’s fans are firmly on Team Ava, believing that Joelle Carter‘s scrappy and not-at-all-weeping widow is a better match for the man in the hat.

This Wednesday’s episode of the acclaimed drama (FX, 10/9c), though, steers scorned Ava in a new direction … READ MORE

Justified's Illicit Romance Comes Under Fire

Justified‘s sharp-shooting U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (played by Timothy Olyphant) seldom needs a second shot to get the job done, yet that’s precisely what he’s now in the midst of — a second shot at romance — with his (ahem) married ex-wife Winona Hawkins. But will this reunion stick? READ MORE