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2010: FX Introduces 'Justified'
March 16, 2017  | By TV WW
 
On this day in 2010, FX debuted the acclaimed series, Justified. The show revolves around deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, a character created by author Elmore Leonard and featured in his novels Pronto and Riding the Rap and the short story "Fire in the Hole."

Former Deadwood star Timothy Olyphant stars as the loose-cannon lawman Givens; Walton Goggins of The Shield stars as his childhood friend-turned-nemesis, Boyd Crowder.

The series received a Peabody Award for its debut year.


 
 
 
 
 
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Good news, TVWW readers: David’s new book from Doubleday, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is available on Amazon for $20.

Doubleday says: “Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way."

"The Platinum Age of Television is an effusive guidebook that plots the path from the 1950s’ Golden Age to today’s era of quality TV. For instance, animation evolved from Rocky and His Friends to South Park; variety shows moved from The Ed Sullivan Show to Saturday Night Live; and family sitcoms grew from I Love Lucy to Modern Family. A high point is the author’s interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer and many others...Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post

 

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