‘Justified’ season 5 official; plus, FX announces more ‘American Horror Story: Coven’ news

JustifiedFX had their annual upfront presentation on Thursday morning, and as a result of that, we do have a few welcome news items worth sharing.

Let’s start with the one that should have the most people jumping up and down with excitement: following its highest-rated season ever on the network, “Justified” is going to be coming back for a season 5. The show will return with new episodes early next year, and will likely resume shooting in the summer or fall after several months off. Considering that there is not a show on TV these days more underrated, there is nothing remotely bad that we can say about this news except wonder why in the world it was not announced sooner.

Meanwhile, the network confirmed that “American Horror Story: Coven,” the third edition of the series revolving by and large around witches, is going to be on yet again in time for Halloween. This series, “Sons of Anarchy,” and “Justified” will continue to be the anchors of the network, who made another big announcement today: they’re creating a separate network in order to showcase a different sort of programming!

This new network is going to be entitled FXX, and will cater specifically to the 18-34 demographic rather than the 18-49 that the flagship network often hopes for. The shows currently planning to make the move include “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “The League,” and “Legit,” and the late-night show “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” will move to a five-nights-a-week format.

As for some other upcoming dates, “Louie” is going to return to the network in May 2014, while “The Americans” will be back on early next year for its second season.

Want to see more scoop on the “Justified” finale? If so, you can check it out over at the link here.

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