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Graham Yost has ‘the best job in Hollywood’

The Toronto Star
By: Richard Ouzounian

Somewhere up in Hollywood Heaven, Elwy Yost must be smiling.

The longtime host of TVOntario’s Saturday Night at the Movies may have shuffled off this mortal coil in 2011, but his passion for first-rate entertainment lives on in his son, Graham.

Not only is the 55-year-old writer-producer-director responsible for such box office bonanzas as Speed, Broken Arrow and Hard Rain, he’s lent his golden touch to high-profile TV series like Band of Brothers, Boomtown and The Pacific.

This week, he delivers a one-two punch to Canadian TV viewers with the return of two shows. The Elmore Leonard-inspired Justified, which he created, begins its sixth and final season on Super Channel Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 10 p.m. The Cold War thriller The Americans, which he executive produces, launches its third season on FX on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 10 p.m.

“I’ve got the best job in Hollywood,” laughs Yost over the phone from California. “I get to be an insider on one show and a kind of outsider on the other.

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TV Review: ‘Justified’ – ‘Fate’s Right Hand’

Blog Critics
Jerome Wetzel

Justified begins its final season on FX this week with “Fate’s Right Hand.” Picking up just after last season ended, Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) is sticking around Kentucky just long enough to take down his old frenemy, Boyd (Walton Goggins), then he’ll be off to Florida, where his baby daughter lives. There are thirteen episodes to play out before that can happen, though, so obviously the story won’t zip along, even if it starts out in an exciting manner.

FX’s Justified ‘Cash Game’ Previews and Some Thoughts

Monsters & Critics
by Ernie Estrella

TV Picks: If you caught the season premiere of “Justified,” then you know that Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) is pissed. In the preview for this week’s episode, “Cash Game” Boyd makes an aggressive threat to Raylan (Tim Olyphant) and this is the season to act on such words.

Marshal Law: Timothy Olyphant on Ending ‘Justified’

Rolling Stone
by David Fear

Six seasons and a movie? Is that a thing?” asks Timothy Olyphant, and if you listen closely, you can hear the slightest trace of a Southern drawl on that last word. “Man, I wouldn’t even know how that would work. But I do like the sound of it.” The 46-year-old actor was born in Honolulu, raised in Northern California’s Central Valley and went to college at USC in Los Angeles; it’s the voice of a certain laconic lawman from Kentucky, however, that seems to keep making cameos over the phone line.


Never Boring FX Justifies Its Reputation As TV’s Best Network

by Adam Beckman

No network has provided more fodder for a TV columnist over the years than FX.

For the past 12 years or so, this Fox-owned cable channel has produced one iconic, groundbreaking show after another, including “The Shield,” “Nip/Tuck,” “Rescue Me,” “Damages,” “Louie,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Justified,” “The Americans,” “American Horror Story,” “Fargo” and others.

‘Justified’ Ending Not Yet Set , EP Graham Yost Says – TCA

by Lisa de Moraes

“We don’t have the ending yet,” Justified EP Graham Yost said today of the show that’s starting its final FX season Tuesday. “We’ve shot [episode] 10, and have a script for 11 … And we’re outlining 12, and then get to 13.”

“We’ve all been talking about it. But Elmore didn’t outline,”

TV Review: ‘Justified’ Saddles Up For Sixth and Final Season

Brian Lowry

“Justified” begins its final season with a customary slow build. The new threat, played by Sam Elliott, doesn’t even really present itself until the third episode, with another fine addition, Garret Dillahunt, as his vaguely threatening surrogate. Still, that’s emblematic of the laconic charm that has characterized this Elmore Leonard adaptation throughout its run, with Timothy Olyphant’s modern cowboy becoming one of FX’s unsung heroes. Although the program isn’t as showy or heralded as the network’s other dramas, its sixth-season start reinforces a sense that “Justified” will be sorely missed when it rides into the sunset.

Dillahunt reunites with Olyphant on ‘Justified

South Bend Tribune
By Luaine Lee Tribune News Service

Garret Dillahunt goes from playing the goofy father-grandfather in Fox’s “Raising Hope” to portraying a mysterious stranger who’s buying up plots of land on FX’s “Justified,” returning Tuesday. TNS Photo

Six seasons will be enough for ‘Justified,’ say creator Graham Yost and star Timothy Olyphant

New York Daily News

by David Hinckley

For many months, “Justified” creator/writer Graham Yost had a one-of-a-kind screen saver on his computer: Margo Martindale flipping him the bird.

Reflecting on the first five seasons of “Justified” on the eve of its sixth and last, which starts this Tuesday at 10 p.m. on FX, Yost cheerfully explains the genesis of the gesture.

Dothan native Shawn Parsons to appear in final season of ‘Justified

By Peggy Ussery

Shawn Parsons got the acting bug after moving to New York City, giving up a good-paying career as a sales rep for a software company. That was more than 10 years ago, and Parsons’ acting career has taken him to California and into television roles, independent film roles and, now, an acclaimed TV series.
When the sixth and final season of “Justified” premieres on FX on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 9 p.m. viewers will see Parsons portraying one of the show’s latest bad guys, a character referred to as “The Pig.”
“We’re up to no good in the world of ‘Justified,’” said Parsons, a Dothan native who graduated from Houston Academy.