FX has become synonymous with quality TV.
"The Shield," "Rescue Me," "Damages," "Sons of Anarchy," "Archer" and other programs have made it arguably the premiere cable network out there through sheer quantity.
With the new series "Justified," debuting tonight at 10 p.m., the rich just get richer.
Having watched the first three episodes of this new series, if you like FX's other programming, you're going to like "Justified," a modern-day Western following a U.S. Marshal Raylon Givens (Timothy Olyphant) who is sent back to his native Eastern Kentucky after being re-assigned following a shooting.
Based on the books of Elmore Leonard, the TV series has the same slick sort of dialogue that his books are known for.
The series opens as Givens comes home, where a group of neo-Nazis led by Walton Goggins ("The Shield") is causing all sorts of troubles.
While there's a heavier tone in the pilot, subsequent episodes have a slighter lighter feel with a touch of humor mixed in, similar to "Rescue Me" or "Sons of Anarchy."
While it's unfair to say "Justified" is as good as those series are yet, it's off to an encouraging start from a dramatic sense and is well worth watching.
The series is created by Graham Yost, who also created "Boomtown" and is a writer on HBO's "The Pacific."
PRESTON JOINS 'THE GOOD WIFE': Macon-born actress Carrie Preston ("True Blood") is joining "The Good Wife" later this season for a multi-episode arc as one of Peter's (Chris Noth) campaign team, according to TVGuide.com.
According to the Web site, Preston's schedule should work out that she will be able to balance both TV series.
TUESDAY'S BEST BETS: "The Good Wife" (CBS, 10 p.m.) is all-new and anchors a night of new CBS stuff with "NCIS" and "NCIS: LA."
Fake Locke/Smoke Monster (Terry O'Quinn) sets Sawyer (Josh Holloway) on a mission on "Lost" (ABC, 9 p.m.) Hopefully, this means we get to see how alt-Sawyer turned out in the sideways world.
"The Biggest Loser" (NBC, 8 p.m.) is new, followed by "Parenthood" at 10 p.m. Meanwhile, "American Idol" (Fox, 8 p.m.) is down to the final 12. The CW has new episodes of "90210" and "Melrose Place," beginning at 8 p.m.
Finally, on cable, there's a new "Southland" (TNT, 10 p.m.)
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