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The 10 All-Time Best Episodes Of 'Justified'

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2015 has seen many beloved long-running shows coming to an end. We bade farewell to “Parks & Recreation” in February, and in a few weeks “Mad Men,” one of the seminal shows of the so-called golden age of TV drama, will be wrapping up as well. But tonight sees the series finale of a show that, while not necessarily matching the column inches of some of its contemporaries, has over the past five years proven to be just as compelling, thrilling and surprising as anything else out there: FX’s “Justified.” Created by “Speed” writer Graham Yost and based on a character created by Elmore Leonard in his novels “Pronto,” “Riding The Rap” and specifically on the novella “Fire In The Hole,” the show revolves around Raylan Givens, an old-school, gun-slinging Deputy U.S. Marshal whose uncompromising methods see him reassigned from Miami to his home of Harlan County, Kentucky, where he
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"Justified" - Season 5

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Sneak Peek new images and footage from the FX drama series "Justified" Season 5, debuting January 7, 2014. The Emmy award nominated series is developed by Graham Yost, based on author Elmore Leonard's novels "Pronto", "Riding the Rap" and his short story "Fire in the Hole".

"...'Raylan Givens' (Timothy Olyphant), a deputy Us Marshal, behaves like a 19th-century–style, Old West lawman living in modern times, whose unconventional enforcement of justice makes him a target of criminals as well as his Us Marshals Service bosses.

"As a result of his controversial but 'justified' quick-draw shooting of mob hit-man 'Tommy Bucks' in Miami, Givens is re-assigned from Miami to Kentucky. The Lexington, Kentucky Marshals office's jurisdiction includes 'Harlan County' (a hopelessly impoverished, backwoods coal-mining community in southeastern Kentucky), in which Raylan grew up and thought he had escaped for good in his youth..."

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Elmore Leonard obituary

Crime writer known for Get Shorty, Out of Sight and Hombre whose work served as a barometer of modern America

When Elmore Leonard's Stick was published in Britain in 1984, one newspaper called it "a fine first novel". At almost 60, the author would have been amused at such an accolade; it was, in fact, his 21st novel, and Leonard, who has died aged 87, had been selling his fiction regularly, occasionally to Hollywood. But the genres in which he chose to work often failed to attract serious critical attention: westerns first, then crime novels set in the contemporary urban hinterlands.

Westerns as a literary genre still lack respectability, but the craft and energy of Leonard's crime novels, which include Get Shorty, Out of Sight and Labrava, eventually made them impossible to ignore. Still, recognition came late: only in 1992 did the Mystery Writers of America grant him its highest accolade, the Grand Master Edgar.
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‘Justified’s Graham Yost Remembers Elmore Leonard; Tributes Planned For Season 5 & DVD

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“It’s hard even when you know it’s coming, and we knew,” Justified showrunner Graham Yost told Deadline of Elmore Leonard‘s passing today. “Once he had the stroke – it was a left brain stroke, and he was really was non verbal after – we got an update every day or two on how it was looking. It was pretty clear that it wasn’t looking good.” Yost says plans are already underway to pay tribute to Leonard before the next season begins. “We’ll do something for the Season 4 DVD set, and I’m sure we’ll do something on the first episode of the new season.” Yost and his writers had already plotted to integrate more Leonard characters into the series’ upcoming fifth season. “Before he had his stroke we were thinking, you know, we’re headed to end of the series, we’ve maybe got two seasons
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Elmore Leonard Dies: George Clooney, John Travolta and More Stars Carry On His Legacy in Film and TV

Elmore Leonard Dies: George Clooney, John Travolta and More Stars Carry On His Legacy in Film and TV
Author Elmore Leonard passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 20, but his legacy will certainly live on. The late 87-year-old wrote more than 45 books and dozens of short stories throughout his illustrious career, and many of these tales were turned into movies or adapted for TV. George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez starred in the 1998 Steven Soderbergh film Out of Sight, based on Leonard's book of the same, while John Travolta and Danny DeVito starred in the 1995 flick Get Shorty, also based on the book of the same name. As for the small screen, the FX series Justified, starring Timothy Olyphant, is based on a version of Leonard's novels Pronto and Riding the Rap, as well as his short story, "Fire in the...
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5 Must-See Elmore Leonard Adaptations

5 Must-See Elmore Leonard Adaptations
Elmore Leonard, known for his gritty crime novels and westerns populated by colorful, offbeat characters, died on Tuesday morning from complications from a stroke. He was 87. Many of his projects were adapted to the big screen, and we've rounded up five must-see movie and TV adaptations that best exemplify what Leonard's work was all about.

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Out of Sight

Arguably the best adaptation of Leonard's work, this 1998 Steven Soderbergh-directed film stars George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez as a con and cop, respectively, who unwittingly fall for each other despite being on opposite sides of the law. Initially trapped in a trunk together, the career criminal and the U.S. Marshall create serious sparks, forcing Lopez's character to wrestle with her conscience as Clooney heads to Detroit to pull off one final heist. The film co-stars Don Cheadle, Ving Rhames, Dennis Farina, Steve Zahn, Albert Brooks and Michael Keaton, who reprises
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Elmore Leonard dies; 'Justified' author was 87

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Elmore Leonard, the writer behind "Get Shorty," "Out of Sight" and "Justified," has passed away after suffering a stroke three weeks ago, the author's researcher Gregg Sutter writes on Leonard's Facebook page.

"The post I dreaded to write, and you dreaded to read. Elmore passed away at 7:15 this morning from complications from his stroke. He was at home surrounded by his loving family. More to follow," reads the post on Facebook.

Leonard was born in 1925 in New Orleans, but moved to Detroit in 1934 with his family and has lived there ever since. He has had a prolific writing career, publishing 45 novels and currently working on his 46th, plus numerous short stories.

Dozens of his novels have been adapted for the large and small screen, most recently his popular character of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens from novels "Pronto" and "Riding the Rap" and short story "Fire in the Hole,
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Elmore Leonard Dead at 87, Legendary Author's Work Inspired Justified, Karen Sisco

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Elmore Leonard Dead at 87, Legendary Author's Work Inspired Justified, Karen Sisco
Legendary author Elmore Leonard, whose work inspired FX’s Justified and ABC’s short-lived Karen Sisco before it, died Tuesday three weeks after suffering a stroke. He was 87.

Justified antihero Raylan Givens (played by Timothy Olyphant) was the central figure in Leonard’s novels Pronto and Riding the Rap as well as the short story “Fire in the Hole.” He retained an exec producer title on the series.

On the film side, 3:10 to Yuma, Jackie Brown, Out of Sight (which paved the way for Karen Sisco) and Get Shorty were all based on Leonard’s source material.

Leonard’s
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News: Iconic Author Elmore Leonard Has Passed Away at 87

Chicago – Elmore Leonard was so much a part of the entertainment landscape that many people don’t even realize the extent of his influence and reach on, of course, literature, but also film and television. The same man created the characters you love in “3:10 to Yuma,” “Get Shorty,” “Out of Sight,” and “Justified.”

He passed away from a stroke this morning, as revealed on his Facebook page. He was 87 and, according to the post, surrounded by those he loved.

Born in New Orleans, Leonard would forever be identified with Detroit, the city that became his home in 1934. His first story was published in 1951 and he began his career with a focus on Westerns. He published dozens of short stories in the ’50s, two of which were turned into hit films of the day, “The Tall T” and “3:10 to Yuma”. Over the years, 26 novels or short stories were turned into films or television programs,
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Elmore Leonard dies after stroke, aged 87

Elmore Leonard dies after stroke, aged 87
Elmore Leonard has died today (August 20) at the age of 87.

The author passed away after experiencing complications following a stroke.

"The post I dreaded to write, and you dreaded to read," read a statement on his official Facebook page.

"Elmore passed away at 7:15 this morning from complications from his stroke. He was at home surrounded by his loving family."

Leonard's researcher Gregg Sutter confirmed earlier this month that the writer had been hospitalised in Detroit.

"He's showing great spirit. He's a fighter, and we're glad to see that," he told The Detroit News at the time.

"He's very much into his 46th novel, working very hard."

Best known for his crime fiction, several of Leonard's books were adapted into films, including Out Of Sight, Get Shorty, Hombre and Rum Punch, which was filmed as Jackie Brown by fan Quentin Tarantino in 1997.

FX's Justified also is based on Leonard's short story Fire in the Hole.
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Justified: Timothy Olyphant on Elmore Leonard and the golden age of TV

As marshal Raylan Givens - self-satisfied, unreliable, and cool in a cowboy hat - he's the undisputed star of Justified. So when will this show get the awards it deserves?

Timothy Olyphant has quite a pair of intimidating eyes on him. Even if the actor's name, or his 18-year body of work, doesn't ring an immediate bell, it's hard not to remember his gimlet-eyed glare. Sharp, penetrating and derisive, that stare is a ticking time-bomb, warning recipients they have mere moments to correct their behaviour before his thin string of patience snaps. Since 2010, Olyphant's unforgiving gaze has bored deep into the souls of the moonshiners, meth dealers and murderers who populate the dirt-poor coal-mining community of Harlan, east Kentucky, the setting of his hit drama series Justified. Marshal Raylan Givens is not Olyphant's first lawman: he was memorably furious as sheriff Seth Bullock in David Milch's prematurely truncated Deadwood.
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Live+7 Update: FX’s ‘Justified’ Season 4 Finale Up 1.5M Viewers

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More than 3.82 million viewers watched the Season 4 finale of Justified according to Nielsen’s Live+7 numbers. That’s a 70% jump over the 2.249 million reported in Live+Same Day for the FX‘s series’ season finale April 2. The latest final numbers put the Season 4 finale down just 3% in total viewers from 3.95 million who watched the Season 3 ender. Overall, Season 4 was the show’s most-watched ever, pulling in an average audience of 4.008 million, up 4% over the previous two seasons and 20% over Season 1. Among adults 18-49, Season 4 was down a slight 1% with 1.986 million in the demo compared to Season 3’s 2.007 million; the most recent season was essentially even with Season 2 and up 14% over Season 1 in the key demo. Developed by Graham Yost from Elmore Leonard’s Riding The Rap and Pronto novels and a short story by the author, Justified premiered on March 16, 2010 on FX. At the network’s upfront presentation in NY last month,
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FX’s ‘Justified’ Viewership Down For Season 4 Finale

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The Season 4 finale of Justified on FX was watched by 2.249 million viewers last night. That’s down 16% from the 2.67 million who watched the drama’s Season 3 finale on April 10 last year. It’s also down sharply from the 3.95 million who watched the Season 4 premiere on January 8. That was the season high for Justified this year. That show also had 1.65 million viewers among Adults 18-49. Tuesday’s episode pulled in 934,000 viewers among Adults 18-49. That’s also down from the 1.35 million in the key demo who watched the Season 3 ender. Developed by Graham Yost from Elmore Leonard’s Riding The Rap and Pronto novels and a short story by the author, Justified debuted on March 16, 2010 on the network. At FX’s upfront presentation in NYC on March 28, network president John Landgraf announced that the Emmy winning series would be coming back for a fifth season. Related: ‘Justified’s’ Timothy Olyphant, ‘House of Lies
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"Justified": Season 4

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Sneak Peek new key art and images from "Justified', the FX action drama series, now in its fourth season, based on crime author Elmore Leonard's "Pronto", "Riding the Rap" and "Fire in the Hole".

"...Deputy Us Marshal 'Raylan Givens' is something of a 19th century–style lawman in modern times, whose unconventional enforcement of justice makes him a target of criminals and his 'Us Marshals Service' bosses alike.

"The Lexington, Kentucky Marshals office's jurisdiction includes 'Harlan County', a hopelessly impoverished, backwoods, coal-mining community in southeastern Kentucky which Raylan hates...and thought he had escaped for good, when he was younger..."

Cast includes Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts, Erica Tazel, Natalie Zea, Walton Goggins, Raymond J. Barry, David Meunier, Damon Herriman, Jere Burns, M.C. Gainey, Brent Sexton, Linda Gehringer, William Ragsdale, Jeremy Davies, Margo Martindale, Joseph Lyle Taylor, Brad William Henke, Peter Murnik, Kaitlyn Dever, Jim Beaver,
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Elmore Leonard & Son: It Runs In The Family

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I didn’t even know Elmore Leonard had a son, much less one who wrote. It’s not a complete surprise, since Peter Leonard has only published four novels to date, versus his father’s 45. His most recent is called All He Saw Was The Girl, and its opening scenes take place in an Italian jail, much like the one Peter spent a week in after a young drunken night in Rome led to he and some friends stealing a taxi-cab. When his father, already well on his way to being the high watermark of modern crime fiction, heard about this, he told his son, “Hard time makes the boy the man.”

It also helps make him a writer, it would seem.

There are many interesting tidbits about the Leonard writing dynasty in this excellent piece by Ann O’Neill over at CNN. Peter’s writing career is beginning to really get rolling,
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Justified, Ep. 3.03: “Harlan Roulette” gets down to business, but doesn’t forget the wit

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Justified, Season 3, Episode 3: “Harlan Roulette”

Written by Dave Andron

Directed by Jon Avnet

Airs Tuesdays at 10pm on FX

It’s still early to make too many predictions about Justified‘s third season, but it’s noteworthy that there are distinct shades of Breaking Bad in this week’s installment, “Harlan Roulette.” The effects of Oxycontin (aka “hillbilly heroin”) on its users begins to become a plot point. A charismatic, disquieting villain lays out a plan to manufacture and sell drugs in a slick, corporate fashion. (“That’s why they call it organized crime.”) Hell, one character even makes a reference to the possibility he might “break bad,” just in case the comparison wasn’t explicit enough. Of course, the two shows are fundamentally different in a lot of ways, but the nod seems to acknowledge that the show plans to encroach on some of that same, deeply perilous territory.
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Elmore Leonard: the great American novelist

Leonard is regarded as the greatest American crime writer, surpassing even Raymond Chandler. But it is time to drop the qualification of genre

The best novelists create a world around the reader. You can feel it bubbling up in irrepressible invention. So we have "a guy by the name of Booker, a twenty-five-year old super-dude twice convicted felon" in his Jacuzzi when the telephone rings. No one answers it, and Booker gets out of the Jacuzzi. At the other end of the line, a woman, Moselle, asks him to sit down. When he does, she informs him that he's triggered a bomb in the chair – "when you get up, honey, what's left of your ass is gonna go clear through the ceiling". The bomb-disposal boys arrive in their nonchalant way: "Booker said 'Another one goes hmmmmm. I'm sitting here on high explosives the motherfucker goes hmmmmm.'" Is there a bomb?
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Fantastic Teaser For ‘Justified’ Season Three

One of our favorite TV shows is the FX drama series Justified, created by Graham Yost, and starring Timothy Olyphant. Based on Elmore Leonard’s novels Pronto and Riding the Rap and his short story Fire in the Hole, Justified received a 2010 Peabody Award and in 2011was nominated for four Emmy Awards, all for acting – Margo Martindale won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

While the conclusion to Justified‘s 2011 run leaves a few rounds in the magazine, those final moments create a satisfying symmetry that won’t soon be forgotten. There’s still plenty of questions left to answer but thankfully we are getting closer and closer to season three. A new teaser has dropped online and it does a great job of showing off Walton Goggins as Boyd Crowder alongside Timothy Olyphant as Us Marshall Raylan Givens, doing what they do best.

Here’s
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Justified Renewed for Third Season by FX

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Justified Renewed for Third Season by FX
FX has renewed its hit series ‘Justified’ for a third season, tvguide.com is reporting. ‘Justified,’ which is based on the popular character Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens from Elmore Leonard’s novels Pronto and Riding the Rap, was met with critical acclaim after it debuted in March 2010. The drama series, which stars Timothy Olyphant as Raylan, had the network’s second-highest series premiere ever. FX President and General Manager John Landgraf has said that ‘Justified,’ which has averaged 3.9 million viewers during its second season, “was a critically acclaimed hit series in its first season, but…has far surpassed our expectations this season.” He added that the show’s creator, Graham Yost, and [...]
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Margo Martindale as good as apple pie in 'Justified', new season Feb. 9 on FX

FX series "Justified" is a Southern Gothic lawmen's tale that is just getting wound up, thanks to author Elmore Leonard and actor Timothy Olyphant's wonderful chemistry, with Olyphant's low key but intense energy as Raylan Givens, a character created from the mind of Leonard. Leonard featured Raylan in two novels, Pronto (1993) and Riding the Rap (1995) and one novella, Fire in the Hole (Justified's inspiration) and in the story collection, When the Women Come Out to Dance (2002). The series saw a breakout character in the first season with Boyd Crowder (Walt Goggins), Raylan's boyhood friend and now a thorn of sorts, yet the two still have regard for each other. Season two promises more of
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