Justified premiered on FX on March 16, 2010. Justified is the story of Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, a true-blue hero and something of a throwback, given to wearing a Stetson and cowboy boots, carrying his sidearm in a hip holster - a weapon he only draws when he has to, and when he does, he shoots to kill, because, as he sees it, that's the purpose of a gun. Raylan was born and reared in the hill country of eastern Kentucky. It was in Harlan where he played ball, chased girls and dug coal. And it was from Harlan, at age 19, that he ran, determined to become a U.S. Marshal. Now, years later, after shooting a gun thug in a Miami hotel and thereby incurring the wrath of his Marshals Service superiors, Raylan has been sent in punishment to the one place to which he vowed he would never return - Kentucky. Being back in Kentucky, Raylan will have to confront a past crowded with enough skeletons to choke a graveyard.