After five seasons on FX, including the fifth season that just kicked off this month, FX has announced that it’s hit series Justified will be ending after the sixth season of the show next year. The Hollywood Reporter initially indicated that the fifth season of the show would be the end, but later corrected it’s report to state the sixth season would be the final season of the show.
Justified was rumored to be teetering on the brink of continuing or ending following the 2014 season, but all doubts have been put to rest and and end date has been submitted.
FX CEO John Ladgraf signed off on the decision to end the show, but stated on Tuesday that it was not his decision to end the show.
“It was [showrunner] Graham Yost and Timothy Olyphant’s decision,” he said. “I would have liked to have had more Justified, it’s one of my favorite shows.”
Justified joins a handful of popular shows to be calling it quits in the near future. HBO has announced that three of their shows, Boardwalk Empire, True Blood and Newsroom will all be airing their final seasons this year and FX will be going through a similar situation soon.
With Justified coming off the air next year, the network is also saying goodbye to Sons of Anarchy, which is set to air its seventh and final season in the fall.