Whether intentional or not, the first episode of Justified's fifth season feels truer than ever to the spirit of Elmore Leonard, the literary giant who died in August and whose short story "Fire in the Hole" inspired the FX drama.
"It's been sad," executive producer Graham Yost says of working on the show after Leonard's passing. "Our first response was sadness at the loss, immediately followed by gratitude that we got to know this guy and spend time with him. [He was] a writer who I long admired and read almost all his stuff. I got a chance to try to bring his world to life on TV, but better than that, just spend time with him on occasion. He was just a neat guy. There's the old song, 'Never Meet Your Heroes.' That doesn't apply in the case of Elmore."
Justified postmortem: Graham Yost answers our burning questions
The premiere (Tuesday at 10/9c, FX) will feature a special 90-second tribute to the late author, but the show itself, full of Leonard's trademark crackling dialogue, will continue to honor him until it ends...
New faces will be stirring up trouble for Raylan when Justified returns.
Daryl Crowe (Michael Rapaport) makes his debut in the trailer for Justified's upcoming fifth season, which also features Raylan's (Timothy Olyphant) new love interest, played by Shameless' Amy Smart. Plus: Check out Raylan and Boyd (Walton Goggins) in action:
Emmy Rossum, Shameless
Shameless' second season sees the Gallagher family more than surviving a sweltering summer. "The Gallaghers thrive in the summer," Emmy Rossum tells TVGuide.com. "They make a lot of money that they put and stash to keep them going through the winter."
Six things to expect in Season 2:
1. Fiona's on the prowl: Following her failed relationship with Steve (Justin Chatwin), Fiona is...
Carter Oosterhouse and Amy Smart
Amy Smart and HGTV's Carter Oosterhouse have gotten married, Us Weekly reports.
The couple swapped vows Saturday before 215 guests in Oosterhouse's hometown of ...
Coming off a multi-episode arc on HBO's Big Love, Sissy Spacek is heading to CBS for another TV gig.
Skeet Ulrich joins CBS drama pilot
The Oscar-winning actress has joined...
Janeane Garofalo has joined the cast of John Wells' new untitled CBS medical drama, Entertainment Weekly reports.
CBS picks up pilots from TV vets
Garofalo, 45, will play Angel, the chief nurse and operations manager of a group...
Michelle Borth, Jonathan Scarfe
The Forgotten may soon be forgotten by Michelle Borth: The star of the ABC crime drama has landed the lead role in the new ABC pilot The Matadors, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
ABC greenlights two more pilots
Borth's deal would require her to stick with The Forgotten should the bubble show get a renewal, according to the Reporter.
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Dare I guess, Hillary Clinton was never this foxy.
Amy Smart has been tapped to headline the CBS pilot See Cate Run (fka I, Claudia), says the Hollywood Reporter.
As Cate, Smart would play a prosecuting attorney who one day will emerge as a serious contender for the office of President ...
Amy Smart and Jason Statham in Crank courtesy Lionsgate Films
We couldnt believe it either The cast of Crank is gearing up for a reprise of their action-packed film frenzy with Crank 2 In the sequel to the story of a hit man with a the minutes ticking down on his life Jason Stathams back as Chev Chelios with Amy Smart joining him again as his girlfriend and Clifton Collins Jr as the bad guy Dwight Yoakam and Efren Ramirez are also back says Variety and Bai Ling has signed on tooIn the second Crank movie Chev goes after an evil mobster whos stolen his tough-as-nails heart and swapped in one that needs electricity jolts to keep beating clearly an inferior model that deserves a movies worth of chases and cliff-hangers While the first Crank was quite enough for many critics such as TV Guides Ken Fox who reviewed it here it did a respectable 42 million in worldwide ticket sales tempting enough it seems for a second round Will Crank 2 tempt you Anna Dimond
Fred Savage is a Single White Millionaire ready to settle down in a CBS comedy pilot, says the Reporter.... Amy Smart (Smith) has the lead in (grammatically incorrect title alert!) Meant to Be's, a CBS drama about a woman who upon dying en route to her honeymoon becomes a "Meant to Be," meaning she must help others set their lives straight before she can go to Heaven.... Michael Cassidy (Hidden Palms) has joined the CW's How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls, playing the beau of a Yale-educated gal hired to tutor two heiresses.