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January 7th, 2014
06:16 PM ET

Will loss of Elmore Leonard hurt 'Justified'?

(CNN) - The fifth season of one of the best shows on television - the backwoods crime epic "Justified" - premiers on FX Tuesday night.

The show stars actor Tim Olyphant as U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, whose southern drawl, cowboy hat, and boyish good looks hides the complicated man within, one who is willing to blur moral boundaries in order to get the bad guys.

But the audience is secretly rooting for one of those bad guys: Boyd Crowder, who grew up with Raylan in the drug and moonshine infested Harlan County, Kentucky. Boyd is played by actor Walton Goggins.

"Justified" is based on a short story "Fire in the Hole" by Elmore Leonard, and he was involved in the show. Leonard passed away in August, and the show will pay tribute to him at the beginning of tonight's show. But  will "Justified" be different without him?

Creator and writer of "Justified" Graham Yost and actor Walton Goggins join "The Lead" to discuss.

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