<p>Enjoy that Raylan Givens smirk while you can, since &quot;Justified&quot;&nbsp;will end after next season.</p>

Enjoy that Raylan Givens smirk while you can, since "Justified" will end after next season.

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FX's 'Justified' to end after season 6

Graham Yost and Timothy Olyphant didn't want to extend Raylan Givens' adventures too much further

It's FX's day at the Television Critics Association press tour, which, as always, brings with it a load of news about new shows (Louis C.K. and Zach Galifianakis are developing a comedy for Galifianakis to star in), new deals (the FX Now streaming app is finally ready to launch, if your cable system cuts a deal with FX), and on returning shows. On the latter case, the biggest news was official confirmation that "Justified" will end after next season, the show's sixth. (The second episode of the fifth season airs tonight at 10; I'll have a review up later, but it's a good one.)

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<p>In the &quot;Archer&quot;&nbsp;season premiere, ISIS headquarters comes under attack.</p>

In the "Archer" season premiere, ISIS headquarters comes under attack.

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Review: FX's 'Archer' reboots & 'Chozen' is introduced

What did everybody think of the new 'Archer' direction and the new comedy that followed it?

Major change was afoot in FX animation last night, with the return of "Archer" on a new night — the first time (at least post-"Shield") that FX has programmed originals on Monday — in an episode that massively upended the show's status quo, and with the debut of "Chozen," teaming up various creative people from "Archer" and "Eastbound & Down." A few thoughts on both coming up just as soon as I can remember the name of Beaker's partner...

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<p>Jason Segel in &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother.&quot;</p>

Jason Segel in "How I Met Your Mother."

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Talkback: 'How I Met Your Mother' - 'Slapsgiving 3'

What did everybody think of the latest slap bet episode?

The final season of "How I Met Your Mother" means we're supposed to get closure on a bunch of long-running stories and gags, but because Marshall got a slap bet extension a season or two ago, "Slapsgiving 3" did not feature the final slap ever. (I remain hopeful the last one will take place far in the future, when both are elderly gentlemen.) 

But as for Official Slap #4, what did everybody think? Did you enjoy the "Kill Bill"/kung fu movie homage, or find it hokey? Did you like the idea of having most of the episode take place in a mid-slap flashback? Enjoy seeing the cast as slap mentors? Did you applaud the very special musical guests from the tag? 

Have at it, folks.

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<p>Jeff Daniels, Sam Waterston and Emily Mortimer in &quot;The Newsroom.&quot;</p>

Jeff Daniels, Sam Waterston and Emily Mortimer in "The Newsroom."

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HBO renews 'The Newsroom' for third and final season

Aaron Sorkin will team with 'Office' alum Paul Lieberstein to wrap things up

HBO announced that Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" has finally been renewed for a third season, which will go into production in the spring and air in the fall, and that this will be the show's final season. This qualifies as a good news, bad news kind of day, though different segments of the show's audience — some of whom thrill to the Sorkin-y dialogue and/or to his critique of the dire state of American politics and the media that covers the politicians, some of whom (yours truly included) who feel the show magnifies pretty much all of Sorkin's worst instincts as a dramatist — will disagree on which piece is the good and which is the bad.

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<p>Prince will play himself in the post-Super Bowl episode of &quot;New Girl.&quot;</p>

Prince will play himself in the post-Super Bowl episode of "New Girl."

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'New Girl' to welcome Prince for Super Bowl episode

Special 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' ep will feature Joe Theismann and the return of Fred Armisen

We already knew that FOX would air episodes of "New Girl" & "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" after the Super Bowl this year. Now we have a better idea of what those episodes will look like, with Prince playing himself on "New Girl" while "Brooklyn" will welcome back Fred Armisen and Dean Winters while also guest-starring Super Bowl-winning quarterback Joe Theismann.(*)

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<p>Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting the Golden Globes.</p>

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting the Golden Globes.

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Review: Tina Fey & Amy Poehler shine again on Golden Globes

The 'SNL' alums again showed how it's done on a loopy, liquid night of awards

Early in her second stint as Golden Globes co-host, Tina Fey noted, "This is Hollywood, and if something kinda works, they'll just keep doing it until everybody hates it."

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<p>Lena Dunham and Adam Driver in &quot;Girls.&quot;</p>

Lena Dunham and Adam Driver in "Girls."

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Season premiere review: 'Girls' - 'Females Only/Truth or Dare'

Hannah, Adam and Shoshana go to fetch Jessa in a two-part premiere

"Girls" is back for a third season, and I have a review of the premiere coming up just as soon as I distribute a zine of provocative cartoons...

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<p>Woody Harrelson in &quot;True Detective.&quot;</p>

Woody Harrelson in "True Detective."

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Series premiere review: 'True Detective' - 'The Long Bright Dark'

Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson investigate a '90s serial killer as the anthology series begins

I reviewed HBO's "True Detective" earlier in the week, and I have some specific thoughts on the premiere episode coming up just as soon as I can duck hunt with a rake...

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<p>On &quot;Shameless,&quot;&nbsp;Fiona (Emmy Rossum)&nbsp;discovers the joys of tailgating.</p>

On "Shameless," Fiona (Emmy Rossum) discovers the joys of tailgating.

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Season premiere review: 'Shameless' - 'Simple Pleasures'

The Gallaghers adjust to major changes as season 4 begins

"Shameless" is back for another season, and I have a quick review of the premiere coming up just as soon as we can afford pulp...

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<p>Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman.</p>

Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman.

Credit: AMC

AMC announces 'Mad Men' & 'Better Call Saul' premiere dates

Don Draper and company are back in April, 'Breaking Bad' spin-off launches in November

AMC is presenting this morning at the Television Critics Association press tour, and ahead of that made a bunch of announcements, including premiere dates (some specific, some vague) for "Mad Men," "Better Call Saul" and several other new series, plus the renewal of "Talking Dead" for a fifth season.

The seventh season of "Mad Men" (which is going to be split over two years, like the final season of "Breaking Bad") will debut on Sunday, April 13 at 10 p.m. A week before, Revolutionary War drama "Turn" will have a 90-minute premiere on Sunday, April 6 at 9 p.m.

"Better Call Saul," the "Breaking Bad" prequel focusing on Bob Odenkirk as sleazy attorney Saul Goodman, will debut sometime in November, exact date still TBD.

"Halt and Catch Fire," another new drama about the rise of the PC era in the early '80s, will premiere sometime in June, while "Hell on Wheels" will be back later in the summer.

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