TV News: Justified, Renewals, Cancellations

Desperate Housewives’ Neal McDonough and 24’s Mykelti Williamson are set to play the villains in the third season of FX’s “Justified” which began production this week and will commence airing in January.

McDonough will recur as Quarles, a Detroit mobster in a sharp suit who comes to Kentucky hoping to become a crimelord. Williamson will play Limehouse, a man who lives in a small black town in Harlan County and who will do whatever it takes to protect his holler. [Source: EW]

Renewals/Full Season Orders
HBO has renewed “Boardwalk Empire” for a third season. The Prohibition-era drama, which began its second season last month, scores an average gross audience of 10.7 million viewers.

Syfy has renewed “Haven” for a third season. The show averages about 2.5 million viewers for the network once DVR playback is accounted for.

The CW has given the Sarah Michelle Gellar-led “Ringer” a full season order. Earlier there was some question whether this would happen as ratings haven’t quite settled yet.

As numbers for several episodes of the new Fall shows are coming in, the fate of various shows don’t look so rosy.

ABC – “Pan Am” is seeing a ratings plunge with the second episode falling 16%, the third falling 27%. It and the “Charlie’s Angels” remake look like they might get the chop, while the Dana Delaney procedural “Body of Proof” is also on shaky ground.

CBS – The sitcom “How to Be a Gentleman” has already been canceled after just two episodes while the Patrick Wilson-led “A Gifted Man” is not looking healthy.

NBC – “The Playboy Club” and “Free Agents” are already cancelled, “Up All Night” and “Whitney” already renewed. The remake of “Prime Suspect” remains the big question mark, but the network has just ordered six more scripts so it has a stay of execution for now.

FOX – Still has a few premieres to go but “New Girl” is already set for a full season. The finale of the 13-episodes of “Terra Nova” produced thus far is already set, whether a new batch will be produced is uncertain for now.