As 'Sons of Anarchy' and 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' draw to a close for the season, we eagerly anticipate the 2014 returns of FX's winter lineup, including fifth seasons for both gunslinger series 'Justified' and 'Archer,' as well as the sophomore season of Cold War drama 'The Americans.' To that end, FX has officially shored up its 2014 premiere schedule, including surprising moves for both 'Archer' and 'The Americans.'
FX's gunslinger drama 'Justified' would be nothing if not for its colorful villains, and 2014's fifth season has already proven in no short supply of new opponents for Raylan Givens. Following the announcement of Michael Rapaport's Crowe patriarch, 'Twilight' and 'X-Men: First Class' star Edi Gathegi and 'Friday Night Lights' vet Alicia Witt have been added to the list of obstacles in 'Justified' season 5, but who will either play?
Thus far 'Justified' season 5 has only let loose that the 2014 premiere "A Murder of Crowes" would see Raylan Givens headed down to Florida to interact with the infamous Crowe clan (relationship to Dewey pending), and now we have our first clue about what they'll look like. Character actor Michael Rapaport is the first new guest star to take a major recurring arc in 'Justified' season 5 as Crowe patriarch Dale Jr., but is he the new big bad for the year?
FX had a bit of good news today as freshman border drama 'The Bridge' was officially announced to return for season 2 in 2014, though personally, we're more excited to revisit our friend in the hat, Raylan Givens of 'Justified'! Raylan won't return until some time in 2014, but you don't have to wait that long to find out what he and Boyd Crowder get up to when 'Justified' season 5 debuts "A Murder of Crowes" next year!
It's been a good long while since we've had any fresh intel on 'Justified' season 5, with shooting soon to get underway for a presumed January 2014 release date. Fans of the FX gunslinger drama may have been disheartened that the central Drew Thompson story of season 4 left little time for peripheral favorites like Dewey Crowe (Damon Herriman), but guess whose family will get a big spotlight in season 5?
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Seven Six (or possibly Five) will have to face 'Breaking Bad''s Jonathan Banks in the upcoming season, and now we've found out 'The Shield' and 'Justified' star Walton Goggins will have a guest spot in Season 5!
'Justified' breakout Boyd Crowder may have been scripted to die in the very first episode of the FX gunslinger drama, but Walton Goggins' smarmy portrayal of the Harlan county outlaw kept the character going as a series staple to present day. That may leave some 'Justified' fans worried however, as Goggins has begun developing FOX police drama 'Gringo' with 'The Shield' vet Adam Fierro.
Very sad news to report, especially for fans of crime fiction and wonderful writers in general: Elmore Leonard, the author best known for books such as 'Get Shorty,' 'Out of Sight' and 'Jackie Brown' (all of which were adapted into fantastic films, of course), has died at the age of 87.
'Justified' fans have long been wary of Natalie Zea's multiple TV series commitments, and it seems even fans of her work on 'The Following' could soon see reduced screentime. Zea has officially signed on for a recurring role on CBS' Stephen King summer series, 'Under the Dome,' but whom might she play and for how long?
There are immediate 'Game of Thrones' spoilers in the next paragraph. You have been warned.
In the latest episode of 'Game of Thrones,' Robb Stark's rebellion was put to a sudden and bloody end at the hands of the spiteful Walder Frey, the traitorous Roose Bolton and the crafty Lannister family. "The Red Wedding" saw Robb's pregnant wife stabbed to death and the King in the North shot full of arrows before being stabbed in the heart. However, the real kicker was the death of Robb's mother Catelyn, who had her throat cut after killing Frey's young wife.
It's the kind of scene you never forget, an event that will radically change the make-up of 'Game of Thrones' forever. There won't be a more memorable set of character deaths in 2013. How could someone top that?