What Were Some Reasons Behind the Cancellation of "Justified"?


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Reasons for the end of "Justified" included financial constraints, Elmore Leonard's death and the belief held by the program's showrunner Graham Yost and star Timothy Olyphant that "Justified" had run its course. Originally intended as a seven-season series, "Justified" ended at the conclusion of its sixth season in 2015.

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"Justified" is an American crime drama centered on U.S. Marshall Raylan Givens, a character originally created by Elmore Leonard. The program premiered in 2010 and ran for 78 episodes. The decision to end the show came from Yost and Olyphant, who worried about running out of stories to tell and felt they had completed Givens' character arc. Leonard's passing in 2013 cemented their decision.

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