‘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. Best show ever plzzzzzzzzzzz don’t ever stop the show that would be a bad thing and you need to make it two hours ever other night or ever night I hate wateing for it to come on every week I do thief and never missed one yet

    • Highly agreed… will there be a new season??????????????????????????????????

    • hey stupid you have to use english as a first languange!!!!

  2. I would be surprised if clay comes back next season considering how much everyone wants to see him die. Big thing is what is Jax gonna do? Stay or leave with Terra and the kids? I can see him taking the gavel and ope becoming VP. It is one of the best series that has hit the air. Almost everyone I know watches the show including coworkers in there 50s. The only thing I would like to see them do is make it a longer season with longer episodes hour and a half would make me happy.

    • I would really like to see a longer Season 5. Waiting til next fall or so to see how everything moves forward is way too long.

    • do u have any idea when the next season starts

  3. Got to be a season five. Haven’t missed a single one from the beginning!!!!

  4. Omg season 4 was great haven’t missed 1 episode of all 4 seasons and am looking forward to season 5.. Would really like to know when the season premier will be because its gonna drive me crazy not seeing it on Tuesday nights now.. Ya you could say I’m addicted and will have withdrawals lol…

  5. I love the show havent missed one yet I hope this show never ends and the seasons need to be longer!!!!!

  6. YESSS IM GLAD I LOVE THIS SHOW I WAS WORRIED BUT NOW HAPPY I JUST WISH OP WOULD OF CAME AT THE TABLE IN TIME I HOPE HE IS THE VP AND JAX DESERVES THE PRES SPOT HE IS WHAT THE CLUB NEEDS

    DOWNRIVER

    DETROIT

  7. Aw man. Please don’t pull a heros. I got so into that show and then BAM canceled. I love SOA. My husband coped with his chronic back pain until the wee hours of the night watching this show, keeping me up when I had to work the next day. I would listen to it, and he’d be like a season and a half into it on netflix. I’d say “what on earth is going on?” haha. He’d tell me to “go to sleep, you gotta watch it from the beginning.” Well we started it over and wow. Luckily we came into the show at a time where we didn’t have to wait for the next season until now. We watched season one and two straight through, got 3 on blu ray, and as soon as we were done watching that, 4 came out on TV. I don’t want to see Clay go, he is a part of the whole mix. As much as we all want him dead, then there really isn’t much of a story. Everything surrounds Gemma, Jax, and Clay. I’m sure the wonderful writers of SOA can come up with something good. But topping the revenge on that EVIL ATF agent will not be topped. Then the end where they were riding to prison and all started laughing. Wow…And I find it hard to believe that yall really want to kill off hell boy. I can’t wait for season 5. I want to see what OP decides to do, and what Jax does to fix everything. And if Tara’s hand can ever fix a baby heart again!

    • haha. let me correct my sentence. topping the revenge on the atf agent will be tough. its early yall…

  8. love SOA me and my hubby watch it till the wee morning hours, cantr wait to see season 5.

  9. Pls. continue a.s.a.p with season 5. I love it.

    • My hubby and i watch’d all seasons in two days then bang no season 5 we were shatted please hurry up and start filming and bring it back our life is now over to i see season 5 please hurry up so opie did u kill him?

  10. well if the world dont end this will be epic and i cant wait.

  11. This show is amazing and it would be awful for it to end anytime soon. Keep them coming !

  12. i so agree with u teri. even though we all want jax to rip cut off clays head and stick it on a reaper pole. it wouldnt be the same without him. i believe hell stay. take pinys seat at the table and i believe opie will become vp. jax wont have it any other way. but this show is legit one of a kind. its insane how much suspense there is..

  13. this show has gotta get an emmy for this season its so far ahead of every other tv show in terms of depth, character likeability , and writing i hope this show not only gets a fifth season it goes on to be the longest running us tv show in history if “friends” can get ten seasons the sons of anarchy should get thirty……….(c,mon its got Hellboy)

  14. This is aimed toward Darren Kinsella:
    I agree…great show, should continue, but “Hellboy”? Com’on! Ron Perlman has been in SO many more movies! Some cheezy, but most very entertaining!
    Test question: Do you have relatives in Newport Beach, CA. Went to school with Dale Kinsella…MANY years ago at Newport Harbor High.
    LOVE this show…hope it continues, and continues,and continues …

  15. best show ever can’t wait to see season 5

  16. I haven’t missed sn episode & can’t wait till season 5 starts. I love this show & hope that it lasts more than season 5. I think there’s a lot of possibilities to get it past #5.

  17. GREAT SERIES!!!!

    SoA really is so binding , you NEED to know what happens next ;-)

    BIG THX TO KURT SUTTER AND THE WHOLE SoA-CREW!!!!!

  18. The walking dead? Hell no! SOA all day!

  19. Yeeaah…great show this one,i missed 4 episodes at season 1 and 23 other episode like after the first season….kewl,kewl!!!

  20. THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS IN A VERY LONG TIME!!! ARE THEY GOING TO MAKE IT A FULL SEASON? THAT’S WHAT THEY NEED TO DO. LOVE IT!!!

  21. I just love the show.I am so total hooked on watching it.Can’t wait till season 5 comes out.wish Opies father hadn’t got killed..I would love to see later on down the season that Jaxs father is really alive not killed that he survived the wreck..great show keep up good work love watching it..

  22. love it

  23. SOA is the best show ever on cable i havent missed a season or an eps its about time jaxs becomes president and if op wont take vp i think jax should give it to chibs cuz he deserves it as well plus hes one of my favs cant wait for season 5

  24. I love SOA .
    I need season 5
    It’s the best thing what happened in my life!!!

  25. Does anybody now a specific date for the beginning of season 5 of sons of anarchy? would be very appreciated….cheers big fan.

  26. all i gotta say is I LOVE SOA!
    AND I CANT WAIT FOR SEASON 5!

    • any idea when season 5 starts

  27. does anyone know the e:mail adress of the people who make s.a.m.c.r.o so i can find out when the next season starts

  28. sorry just realy need to know

  29. I’ve just read 6-7 “screen rants” from a total of 3-4 people??? Take a break! They’ve made the comment that they will be back for #5. Who cares when…as long as it’s coming! Grow up! &/or keep reading the Home page? It may have more info on ‘delivery’!!
    I love it too! Enjoy!

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