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."
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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...
Things have been pretty tense in Richard Castle's loft lately.
In recent weeks on ABC's Castle, mystery writer Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) has grown tired of sharing his home with Pi (Myko Olivier), the new boyfriend of his daughter Alexis (Molly Quinn). As a result — and because Castle has been more caught up in his recent engagement to Beckett (Stana Katic) than his pride and joy — Alexis moved into her own place with Pi against her dad's wishes.
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So, how does Quinn feel about her character standing her ground? "It breaks my heart!" she tells TVGuide.com with a laugh....
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Monday, Nov. 4
The honeymoon is over for Booth and Brennan as their honeymoon in Buenos Aires trip turns into yet another working week.
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One word: Cher! The musical icon performs and guest-judges.
We're not sure Boyd Crowder's going to be happy about this casting news.
Justified star Joelle Carter has booked a guest role on ABC's Castle, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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On Castle, Carter — who plays Ava, the wife and co-conspirator of Walton Goggins' criminal kingpin Boyd Crowder on the critically loved FX drama — will portray Maggie Ingram, the long-time girlfriend of a death row inmate who is on the verge of being executed...
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the Season 4 finale of FX's Justitfied. Read at your own risk.]
Justified's season finales have generally lived up to their names. Just as "Bulletville," "Bloody Harlan" and "Slaughterhouse" were as violent and intense as you'd expect, the Season 4 finale, "Ghosts" was at times often hauntingly quiet. But that's not to say that no bullets flew.
Having pretty much wrapped up the season-long search for the mysterious Drew Thompson (Jim Beaver) in this season's penultimate episode, trigger-happy Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) was eager to settle into his 30-day suspension by spending some quality time with his pregnant ex-wife Winona (Natalie Zea). Unfortunately, Winona was being held captive by the thugs of Nicky Augustine (Mike O'Malley), the Detroit mobster who had hoped to catch (and kill) Drew Thompson first.
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Though Raylan quickly dispatched the thugs with a few slugs to the chest, the only way to ensure Winona and the unborn baby's safety was to settle his beef with Nicky once and for all....