<p>Timothy Olyphant of &quot;Justified&quot;</p>

Timothy Olyphant of "Justified"

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'Justified' writers say they don't know how the show ends yet - Live-Blog

Are we heading for a Boyd-Raylan showdown? Of course we are.

The final season of "Justified" starts this week on FX.

Even if I didn't love (or like) the fifth season, it's still a show I've valued a lot over the years and I'll miss it.

For the final "Justified" press tour panel on Sunday (January 18), we're getting Graham Yost, Fred Golan, Tim Olyphant, Walton Goggins, Joelle Carter, Nick Searcy, Erica Tazel, Jacob Pitts, Jere Burns, Mary Steenburgen, Sam Elliott.

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<p>Louis C.K. of &quot;Louie&quot;</p>

Louis C.K. of "Louie"

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Louis C.K. teases a sillier 'Louie' Season 5, discusses Season 4 controversies

'Louie' returns in April, while FX ordered two other projects today

You may think you like Louis C.K., but you don't like him as much as FX does.

Sunday (January 18) morning's FX Television Critics Association press tour day began with a trio of Louis C.K.-centric releases: "Louie" returns on April 9. Louis C.K.'s next stand-up special will have its debut on FX. And FX has ordered a comedy pilot from "Louie" veteran Pamela Adlon that will be co-written, directed and produced by Louis C.K. Oh and the Louis C.K.-produced comedy "Baskets" will premiere in 2016.

And now it's time for Louis C.K. to meet with reporters.

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<p>Louis C.K.</p>

Louis C.K.

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FX sets 'Louie' return, nabs next Louis C.K. comedy special

Oh and FX also orders a Pamela Adlon pilot from... Louis C.K.

The vast Louis C.K. empire at FX is only continuing to expand, as the cable network announced a premiere date for "Louie," but also a pair of additional projects from the prolific Emmy winner. 

Of paramount importance, FX announced on Sunday (January 18) that "Louie" will return for its fifth season on Thursday, April 9. The eight-episode season will be preceded by the premiere of Billy Crystal and Josh Gad in "The Comedians."

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<p>John Landgraf</p>

John Landgraf

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FX chief on the 'Americans' future, 'Bridge' cancellation and state-of-the-network

As FX faces life without 'Sons of Anarchy' and soon 'Justified,' what's in store?

It's hard to believe, but the TCA press tour is coming toward its end. We have PBS on Monday and Tuesday to wrap things up, but Sunday (January 18) is an FX day packed with panels, from "Archer" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," to an afternoon that closes with the potent punch of "Louie"/"Justified"/"Americans."

I'll be live-blogging a few of those panels and doing write-ups of whatever news breaks, but first, it's time to spend quality time with FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf.

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<p>&quot;Empire&quot;</p>

"Empire"

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'Empire' team spills on diversity, Cookie's inspiration and getting Terrence Howard

Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson's first-year hit comes to press tour

It's already been a good day for FOX's "Empire."

The freshman smash -- the second week rose from the first, which pretty much never happens -- was renewed for a second season on Saturday (January 17) morning, which doesn't usually happen after two airings. 

But now, the "Empire" ensemble, plus producers Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Ilene Chaiken and Francie Calfo are ready to meet with the Television Critics Association press tour.

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<p>Vanessa Hudgens</p>

Vanessa Hudgens

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Vanessa Hudgens, Julianne Hough land FOX's 'Grease: Live' leads

Who's gonna play Danny? We don't know yet!

NBC's "Peter Pan Live!" may not have been a smash, but FOX's previously announced "Grease: Live" is still moving forward with both a premiere date and pair of female leads.

FOX announced on Saturday (January 17) that Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens will take key roles in "Grease: Live," which will be based on both the original musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, but also the 1978 feature adaptation. 

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<p>The &quot;American Idol&quot; quartet</p>

The "American Idol" quartet

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'American Idol' team previews Season 14 changes - Press Tour Live-Blog

Ryan Seacrest, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr. talk 'Idol'

We're four episodes into the 14th season of "American Idol" and while ratings are unquestionably down, the FOX singing competition show has still averaged over 10 million viewers per installment and has yet to fall below a 2.5 rating among adults 18-49. Those are a mere whisper of what "Idol" used to do, but in the 2015 TV landscape, those are numbers that every single network would happily take.

On Saturday (January 17) afternoon, Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Seacrest, Harry Connick Jr., Keith Urban, new mentor Scott Borchetta and producers Per Blankens and Trish Kinane sat down with the Television Critics Association press tour...

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<p>Lea Michele</p>

Lea Michele

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Lea Michele, Ariana Grande join Ryan Murphy's 'Scream Queens' cast

Joe Manganiello, Abigail Breslin and Keke Palmer are set for the anthology

No matter your feelings on the actual shows he producers, one thing you've gotta give Ryan Murphy credit for: The guy knows how to line up a cast.

On a busy morning of Television Critics Association press tour announcements, FOX also revealed much of the cast of Murphy's upcoming anthology series "Scream Queens" and group is eclectic. 

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&quot;Gotham&quot;</p>


"Gotham"

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'Gotham,' 'Empire,' 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' earn early FOX renewals

Three studios get to celebrate FOX pickups on Saturday

FOX kicked off its Television Critics Association press tour day on Saturday (January 16) with renewals for a trio of hits.

The network announced on Saturday morning that "Gotham" and "Empire" have both earned second seasons, while "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" will be back for a third season.

The three renewals, none a real surprise, represent three different producing studios and were presumably selected for both strong ratings, but also to show Fox Television Group CEOs and Chairmen Dana Walden & Gary Newman's commitment to a studio-diversified schedule.

"Empire," which comes from 20th Century Fox TV, was renewed after two episodes, but that's what happens when you start with a huge premiere and then become the season's first new broadcast drama to grow from Week 1 to Week 2. 

Hailing from WBTV, "Gotham" has averaged a 4.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 10.6 million viewers in Most Current Nielsen data. It's the season's top broadcast drama among men 18-49 and men 18-34. Originally intended for only a 15-episode first season, "Gotham" was already extended to a full 22 episodes after a strong fall.

Finally, Universal Television's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" has made a successful move to Sundays this season, averaging a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49 in Most Current stats, up 17 percent from last year, the largest gains for any sophomore show this season. 

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<p>Gary Newman and Dana Walden</p>

Gary Newman and Dana Walden

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Updates on '24,' 'X-Files' and Simon Cowell from FOX's TCA executive session

What creative changes are coming to 'Sleepy Hollow'?

From Paul Lee to Mark Pedowitz to Nina Tassler to Robert Greenblatt, the Television Critics Association has been meeting with a lot of our old favorites over the past week. 

On Saturday (January 16) morning, though, it's time for some fresh blood.

While Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman are press savvy industry veterans, this will be their first time meeting with the TCA as the heads of the fairly-newly reorganized Fox infrastructure. 

FOX had a rough fall, but the spring is off to a good start on at least one significant front: "Empire" premiered huge and actually went UP in Week 2.

So let's hear how FOX is going to continue the momentum...

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