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Walton Goggins upped on FX's 'Justified'

Actor is becoming a series regular

Boyd Crowder is going to stick around for a little while longer.

After almost killing off his character in the pilot, the producers of FX's neo-Western crime drama "Justified" have elevated Walton Goggins ("The Shield") to a series regular on the show.

"He's amazing, and he's just a great guy," showrunner Graham Yost said. "There had to be charm in 'Boyd.' We knew with 'Boyd,' going in, that who we cast was critical for the success of the pilot, therefore getting it to become a series. So Goggins' casting was really instrumental. Without him, we wouldn't be on the air. "

"Justified" recently received a pickup for a second season on the network.

Goggins is repped by APA and Darris Hatch.