‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Will Ride For Season 5

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Sons of Anarchy FX Season 5 Sons Of Anarchy Will Ride For Season 5

Standing atop the cable television mountain as the current ratings king, it comes as a surprise to no one that FX’s outlaw-biker drama Sons of Anarchy has received an order for season 5 sometime in 2012.

The show’s success comes at around the halfway point in the fourth season, which not only has set the benchmark for the series in terms of ratings, but also gives its network, FX, bragging rights for having the current number one drama on cable.

At present, Sons of Anarchy is drawing around 5.8 million viewers to its Tuesday night airings – which is a 30 percent increase on the audience from season 3. Once alternative viewing methods such as DVR, On Demand and encore airings are factored in, the boys of SAMCRO generally conjure up an impressive audience of 9 million viewers. Moreover, the premiere of season 4 on September 6th was the highest-rated episode in FX network history, pulling in 6.5 million viewers.

Commenting on the recent renewal for the fifth season, and Sons of Anarchy’s remarkable standing in the ratings, FX president John Landgraff had this to say:

Everyone at FX is very grateful to Kurt Sutter, his many writing, directing and producing collaborators and his masterful cast for making such a compelling and beautifully crafted show. It is no small challenge to bring the themes of a great, ancient play like ‘Hamlet’ into a wholly original television setting and to tell his complex story in a way that is both riveting and accessible to a broad audience.

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The show’s success has become something of a two-way street for talent, offering stars like Charlie Hunnam (Jax) the opportunity to work with co-star Ron Perlman’s frequent cinematic collaborator Guillermo Del Toro onthe big-budget sci-fi extravaganza Pacific Rim, while attracting the interest of well-known faces like Danny Trejo and David Hasselhoff for guest spots during the current season of Sons.

Sons of Anarchy has also raised the profile of series creator Kurt Sutter, who – after the disappointment of his series being omitted from this year’s Emmy Awards - brought forth a verbal tirade via Twitter and his own blog. The fallout of said tirade subsequently saw Sutter shut down his Twitter account – albeit temporarily. Of course, given the nature of the show, such outbursts likely earned Sutter more credibility amongst his ever-growing fanbase.

Though Sons of Anarchy is currently enjoying its hard-fought success, with the acquisition of every crown there is born an adversary looking to take it, and with season 2 of The Walking Dead starting off strong – garnering interest and support from a similar demographic – it will be interesting to see if the boys of SAMCRO will remain atop the ratings heap come season’s end on November 29th.

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Season 4 of Sons of Anarchy continues Tuesday nights @10pm on FX.

Source: Deadline

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  1. I just caught on to SOA via streaming the last couple of months. While I don’t think it’s the best show on cable right now I do like it for what it is. It’s fun, violent and a bit soap opera like. Glad to hear it will be around for a while…

    • really and what is the best show on tv then?? i take it your a big bang theoru geek

    • Everyone has their right to their own opinion. The music is even heaven. i

  2. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS! Bout frickin time FX!

  3. it is a cool show i think FX has a winner Ron&Katey are great together

  4. You have to admit that some of the aspects of the show have a humorus underline to them. Jax the family man in particular…Here’s this really nice family guy who loves his ol’ lady and his kids, and isn’t even afraid to show respect and affection for his mother…..But he will and does kill people with no problem or show of remorse…..Yet he’s the hero and nice guy we all want to see do good. To me it’s just comical that the main hereo we all cheer is a cold blooded killer in a heart beat……

    Don’t get me wrong…..My only problem with the show is that it’s onloy a hour long and you have to wait a week for the next hour…I’ve just found this aspect pretty amusing….

  5. Im glad to here another season, i love the show love all the guys, especially jax.

  6. Best show on Television right now. The Walking dead is good, but Sons is better.

  7. MY NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR TOLD ME ABOUT THE “SOA”. I WATCHED THE ENTIRE 1st, 2nd and 3rd SEASON BOX SETS BACK-TOBACK. I COULD NOT GET ENOUGH OF THIS SHOW!!! A DEFINITE GUY SHOW WITH GIRLS, GUNS, BIKES, VIOLENCE, SEX…..WOW!!! IT’S ABOUT TIME SOMBODY GOT IT RIGHT. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T LET THE STUDIO DEVIATE FROM THE VISION KURT STARTED LIKE ALL THE OTHER FAILED SHOWS THAT STARTED OUT WITH A BIG BANG. SEEING PEARLMAN AND SAGAL ON T.V. AS A COUPLE, IS GREAT CHEMISTRY. BUT I LIKE JAX AND TARA’S RELATIONSHIP THE MOST. CHARLIE HUNAM IS “PERFECT” AS A BIKER WITH BRAINS GANGSTA’. HE COMMANDS LOYALTY FROM ALL AROUND HIM SO I WANT TO SEE HIM TURN THE CLUB AROUND. AND THERE ARE MINORITIES ON THE SHOW!!!!!! LIKE THE REAL PLANET EARTH!!! NOT THAT HOLLYWOOD CRAP WE GET SHOVELED ON OTHER NETWORKS. YAAAAAAEEEAYAYAYAYAH FX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. I love this show. I Hope it keeps going!!!

  9. I have been watching since episode 1 season 1 and there is not another show out there better. I’m a bike myself and love the way the show is played out so far. Clay does need a bullet in his head though …….lol

  10. This is a travasty…..SOA was only written for 4 seasons…..now FX are gonna drag it out and wreck a great show…..Cant see how they can keep the story alive after this season seeing as how everything since S1 has been building up to the finale this season.

    • Wow your way off base. Kurt Sutter has said on many occasions he has always planned on SoA being a 7 season show.

  11. Absolutely love this show been hooked from season 1 episode 1. Have got all my friends hooked on it along with my nail tech & hairdresser.

  12. I read the comment about the show only being wrote for 4 seasons and I agree to a point but there is still a lot of unfinished business. Zobel is going to walk? I mean that aryan punk needs some and bad! Tom Arnold comes back this season, he needs to get his too! Or Autos ole lady we dont know what happened to her.
    I have to admit the last two season have been a little bit more soap operaish and not nearly as good as season 1 or 2. especially season 2!! Season 2 was the greatest season of any show ever!!
    As far the show being ruined because it was wrote for 4 season well I think there is alot of different ways they can make this show keep going on the same track as it is now. If its anything like the shield and the way that show ended there is going to be a lot of blood and death!! Speaking of which the Shield is one of the best shows ever so don’t under estimate one of the greatest story tellers of our time!!!!! Kurt is the man holmes

    • SOA is amazing, every season holds the perfect climatic build. It does what all huge hit tv shows do, it grips the audience and leaves them with what they were wanting when they put it on, an hour away from real life with the perfect protagonist. Regardless of whether the show was designed to have 4 or 7 series in total, there are still tons of events and things to be tied up. Yes it’ll be a while until we get that satisfying triumphant end, but doesn’t that make it all the better?

  13. SOA is the best show on television right now please keep it coming.

  14. It ticks me off that you wait an extra week to show the latest show “On-Demand” (Comcast). I usually can’t stay awake until 12a , or like tonight, 12:30a. WHY do you make me suffer! I REALLY want to watch, but you’re making if difficult to keep up!!!
    Boo…Bummer!! Can’t you fix that?? Please try!
    Wendi

  15. Just read the coment by Michael Booker, Sr.
    Don’t know how “Sr.” you are but obviously not much! I’m 63…LOVE the show, always have. You’re wrong if you think ‘guys’ are the only ones to appreciate this kind of storyline! I wish there were more(familiar storylines)!
    Keep it going, boys! I’m lovin’ it, as are several women I know (over 50+ yrs.from all ‘walks of life’). It’s all Hollywood, but this one hits home more than most, in this one woman’s opinion!
    Thank you, boys!

    • WENDI……THE SR. SUFFIX DEFINES THE PARENT’S POSITION IN THE FAMILY UNIT, THEREFORE…..MY SON WOULD BE THE 2nd… OR II… OR JUNIOR,… OR JR. I WAS COMMMENTING ON HOW A GUY (SUCH AS ME) COULD RELATE TO A SHOW WHICH APPEALS TO THE MORE MACHO SIDE OF BOOB TUBE. I AM SICK OF REALITY SHOWS, TALK SHOWS, AND DANCE-OFFS. AND OPPOSED TO THE OTHER STUFF ON T.V AND I AM BEING KIND WHEN I SAY “STUFF”. HOORAY FOR YOU 50+—63YR OLD WOMEN WHO ENJOY THE SHOW AS WELL, I MEANT NO DISRESPECT OR HARM, SO KEEP IT FRIENDLY WITH THE POSTING. IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT THE SHOW….. NOT YOU OR I :)

      • I bet 63 yr old Wendi can read your caps lock just fine. Maybe you should have jr show you where it is.

        • DP, thanx for the back-up. Jr…you just got me frustrated w/your remarks . I’m not ignorant…not going to comment on the position of “Sr.” & “Jr.” within the family unit. Obviously I just spent more time on it than intended…and again!! :)
          Enjoy the show…I do!

  16. I cant wait till next week!!!!!!!!! Clay really needs a bullet to his head!!!!!!!!!!! and i swear if tara dies thats going to ruin the show.

  17. I love love love SOA. I have maybe even become obsessed with it and don’t care who has a problem with it. And yes I am a girl. Please keep it coming. As for the awards or ratings it should come in at #1 for all of them.

  18. It says here that Clay will be returning for season 5. Thanks a%@holes, season 4 is not over with yet. I guess we all know now that Clay doesn’t get killed in season 4.

  19. Where does it say Clay is coming back for season 5? He just took 2 to the chest.

    • You are right J. I don’t know how he will be back either…maybe had a jacket on…but yet there was blood.

    • season 4 is gonna cut out with jax at clays bedside

  20. I love the show, I think jax & tara are made for ea. Other.. Clay need jesus!! Overall im yo biggest fan SOA

  21. im glad clay finally got his do coming to him althought if history of past seasons has told me anything is that sutter likes throwing in curve balls at the very end . by making all the bad**it that happened earlier in the seasons be forgiven and everyone is all lovey dovie with each other so i wouldnt be suprised if the SOB did survive and all is forgiven yet again going into season 5 . and if they kill Tara or Jax im done watching the show after this season seeing how Tara will most likely die i hope not because the story evolves around Jax(mostly him) and Tara .

  22. to me the show is got epic/awesome endings but the past few season are getting/becoming to much of a soap opera to much drama .

  23. tbh i’ve just sat through season 4 back to back as thats the erm..”best” way to watch it hu hu hum moving on, and I hope they don’t do another season, it just wouldn’t make sense at all! everything could get nicely wrapped up in next weeks episode without dragging it on….the underlying confrontation between Gem and Clay,Wayne doing something good to clear his conscience,Obi gettin’ revenge for Donna and Piney, Elvis being in Jail, Otto FINALLY getting some payback for everything he’s done for them….there’s very little story left to tell without rehashing old ground. and last weeks episode..when Clay was in Church at the end with the gun, was it eerily reminiscant of the final Soprano’s of Tony in the motel? Lol

  24. This show is fantastic, if you haven’t seen it then you should really start from Episode #1, it just kinda drops you in the middle of whats going on so you wont be hooked til about episode #3 but after that there is no stooping you.

    I would really like to tip my hat to Kurt, you did a fantastic job with this and it’s nice to see that your creativity hasn’t been stifled too much.

    Having said that i really hope they don’t run this series into the ground like a certain *cough* weed *cough*.

  25. Reading through the posts, alot of you seem to think it finishes next week, The season has been granted an extra episode, and actually finishes on DEC 6th. This season has so far been fantastic, and I’m glad it has gone to a season 5.

    Sutter has also said he wants to wrap the story up in Season 7, so he has all the season planned out. it’s not like he is thinking now, “What the hell am I going to do now? they want another season!” He has it all planned out, as a writer does. It’s his job to do the start, middle and end it.

  26. I wonder if anyone knows that SOA is based off Shakespeare’s Hamlet. They all die in the end. It’s a tragic story about Hamlet Jr. finding his dad as a ghost. The ghost explains to Hamlet that he died from being poisoned in his ear by Claudius (Clay). He also finds out that Gertrude (Gemma) aided Claudius. Hamlet in the story was set out in the begging to kill Claudius. In SOA that’s not the case but the producer said himself he’s going to stick to the concept to Hamlet till the end. So not to ruin it but they all die. :/ Still though; shows sick!

  27. Clay ain’t dead but he can’t ride with bullets in him, as much as Op wants him dead, i think those bullets were stragetically placed by open, yes the club took everything he loved but now he has nothing but the club.

  28. Hell i love show i got onto watching it begining of season 3 so went out and bought season 1 and 2 and just got 3. I think its amazing couldnt blink i was so into it. I also went and now have a tattoo of there reaper with words REAPER CREW around it. I vote best show on T.V

  29. Love the show watch it ever week and hate to see it end Evey year I even got all the DVDs and cant wate for the new one to come out and everyone I no watches the show and that’s all we talk about on Wednesdays at work i can’t wate for season 5 already that’s why am looking on here now to make shour there is going to be a season 5 cause I love the show

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