FX has given the green light to drama pilot Hoke, which will star Paul Giamatti, the network announced Wednesday.
Based on Charles Willeford's series of novels, Hoke is...
Dennis Farina, a former police officer who went on to star in Law & Order, died Monday after suffering a blood clot in his lung, The Associated Press reports. He was 69.
Dennis Farina, Jake Johnson
Nick's father is coming to town on New Girl!
Dennis Farina, whose credits include Get Shorty and Law & Order, has been cast as...
Elmore Leonard with Justified star Timothy Olyphant
Elmore Leonard doesn't waste words on the page or in conversation.
So when asked what he thinks of Justified, the FX series based on one of his characters, anachronistic U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, the prolific author's response is simple and direct: "I like it a lot."
6 Reasons you should be watching Justified
For Leonard, whose 43 novels and countless short stories have inspired decades of TV and movie adaptations, dialogue has always been the key to the 84-year-old writer's success. And Leonard thinks that's one of the reasons Justified works.
"When he delivered the lines, the ones that I wrote, they were just the way I heard them when I wrote them," Leonard says of series star Timothy Olyphant. "That doesn't happen very much. They're sticking right to my sound, and I think it's really good."
FX's Justified is my favorite new show of the spring. And based on its premiere's big ratings, others obviously dig Raylan Givens' brand of gun-toting justice. A few reasons why the show (Tuesdays at 10/9c) is worth your time:
FX shoots to kill with Justified
1. Elmore Leonard Inspired It
Hollywood's love affair with the prolific Leonard has ranged from excellent adaptations (Get Shorty, Jackie Brown) to bad (TV's Karen Sisco and Shorty sequel Be Cool). Justified borrowed all the best Leonard elements (cool characters and muscular dialogue) for its pilot...