‘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.


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

Source: Deadline

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  1. Best show on TV

    • yes it is !!!

  2. Can’t wait for season 5 to start. This is by far the best show on now. Deadwood needs to do season 4. Then cable would be complete. Samco and Deadwood. Perfect!

    • Frank is so right, Deadwood was such a fantastic show, but it seems truly great shows don’t last long anymore in this Country, so I expect SOA to suffer a similar demise after next season.
      The American public has been brainwashed and sucked in by all the pseudo-reality garbage attacking our television screens. (Oh, and…Reality shows are FIXED!!!)

  3. Can’t wait for season 5! Dying for a trailer.. Now that OTH is longer running I would love to see Paul Johansson join the cast of SAMCRO Just a thought

  4. I’m in love with Jax. lmao.
    I dont know what it is about his character but its super sexy!
    I think this show is great! I cant wait to watch more!!
    I think Tara’s character is great too! I love that she beat the crap out of her boss. lmao it was a little glimmer of Gemma shinning through.. I think that Jax and her are good together!

  5. i love this show cant wait for season five, its has everything that you want and more wrap into one show.romance,drama,comdey,action thats what make it unique.and of course i love JAX sexy self :)

  6. Wish they would just start showing season 5 sik of waitn lucky breakn bad starts in june

  7. i would like to buy a sons of anarchy jacket with all the patches on it. please put the patches on the front and back with all the patches. that would be so cool. i love that show. who ever came up this idea, must have an IQ of 185. all of you rock!!!!


  8. Will they be showing season 4 again before season 5 begins? I know season 4 can be seen thrum Netflix for a price, but I can’t afford it.

  9. Keep up the good work please

  10. Does anyone know if they are going to show season 5 this fall. I haven’t heard anything.

    • Season 5 starts in September 2012 Can’t wait for it to start.
      Go to youtube, you’ll see new clips for season 5.

  11. I hope we get to see more of Happy Lohman in season 5, he’s my favorite one

  12. i hate the way Clay Morrow is being treated on and off the show. This man is the highlight of the whole show I love me SOME CLAY.

  13. Sooooooooooo!!! looking forward to season 5. Keep up the good work guys. Your show is sooooooooooo!! addictive. See you in the fall 2012.

  14. I love the show it need more season 5 6 7 8 9 10 +21 to 31 shows

  15. I bought seasons 1thought4 & cann,t wait for season 5
    I found once you start to watch it from the start you cann,t seen to get enough & I will buy every season that come out because I will rewatch them over & over THIS IS ONE GREAT SHOW
    So keep up the good work guys LOVE THE SHOW


  16. Where can i find season 4!?!?

  17. i love samcro i watch every episode and all repeats even got them on dvd i hope and wish it goes on forever but i know it will come to the end one day i love you all for the entertainment and wish you all good luck in whatever you do in the future thank you all your biggest fan janice

  18. Sons of Anarchy has offiially become terrible with this 5th season. I mean wow. Of all the grossly overated shows I don’t know which is worse…..The Walking Dead or Sons of Anarchy. The latest casualties of pop culture. SOA seasons 1 & 2 were pretty good. 3rd season was good but showed signs. Season 4 was a downward slope and as far as I can tell season 5 is a complete waste of my time. It is sad when shows become too popular and lose all integrity and quality for drawn out drama for 38 min of every episode and 2 minutes of token cheesy action. A complete cluster of variant storylines with little to no structure with painfully predictable twists. Terrible. I got so many people watching it around my town and know I wouldn’t even endorse it.

  19. weet iemand wanneer seizoen 5 op dvd wordt verwacht….
    groetjes rizzel

    • Soooo funny what do you watch then please tell me? There is 5 million views an episode how can it be that bad. The views went up thirty percent too. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but you are comparing two shows that have nothing to do with eachother. Im sure you watch both of them too still to this day. They are good shows. Someone only just has to be negative on something that turnedout positive.

      • For a start: The Wire (best show ever), Game of Thrones, Sopranos, Dexter, Boardwalk Empire, hell Breaking Bad is even better though I hear the Walking Dead is having a much better 3rd season from reliable sources. Truth be told I stopped watching both The Walking Dead (just couldn’t make it through season 2) and SOA dead in it’s tracks in the middle of the fifth season. This is coming from someone who has been watching it since it first came out. So I can assure you that you are wrong with your assurance that I still watch them. I have high standards, I’m known for this. Have to have standards. I compare the two of them because like I said they share commonalities by both being what I consider to be casualties of pop culture. Recent ones at that, despite each show being in different developmental phases (S05 compared to a S03). Your point about millions of viewers watching it is exactly mine. Do you know what a casualty of pop culture is…..? It’s when too many people like a song that is consequently overplayed and overrated until everyone can’t stand it. With tv shows they have the ability to change in a more dynamic fashion where you can see the differences from season to season. I feel this has come down on The Walking Dead and SOA one after the other. So you see I wasn’t comparing the content of the program but more the effect on society and vice versa. I mean if you don’t understand how 5 million people viewing something can be bad then you haven’t heard of youtube lol. But hey just opinions. This is coming from a guy who definitely got about 10 more people to watch both shows and now I regret it. Plain and simple. It would be one thing if I never liked it, but I did…..and now I don’t……..and I don’t watch despite your assurances.

  20. I love. this show I’d watch it all day nforever if I could

  21. Well I started to watch this series and couldn’t STOP. I really don’t want it to end but like all things good things come to an end. I have all four seasons on DVD and will buy the rest to watch over and over. I have a huge interest in MC clubs they scare the poo out if me but I am so fascinated by it at the same time. Thank you Kurt you have great talent and play an awesome part in the show as well. Keep up the great work and I hope you win awards in the future. You deserve them. You won the greatest awards already that is the FANS.

  22. For those of you who are looking for a web site to watch all seasons and season 5 go to cokeandpopcorn.com

  23. I want to now when seizoen 5 of sons of anarchy comes out in belgium on dvd because its a verry good and great and reality serie so i am a big fan of samcro.
    Greetz from belgium am.goethals.

  24. I heard about this show at work, heard ow great it was….for Christmas i asked for a season to see what it was about and if it was any good! I received all 4 seasons..started watching right away, I LOVE IT!!!!
    Katey Sagel does amazing in this show, I remember her from married with children loves that show also but this role rocks for her! I have completed al 4 season and am now trying to catch the 5th season on TV….love JAX he is amazing in this role as well…great job with this series i sure hope there will be many more to come! Waiting with anticapation for more…any other tv shows such compared to this!

  25. please dont tell me that the show has been canceled we look forward to tuesdays bcause of the sons it would be crazy to end it take off some of the dumb reality shows if u want reality look around you leave tv alone everytime something great comes on somebody kills it please tell me when to set my dvr to record sons

  26. Luv sons of anarchy the best show ever alot of action n great actors in it hope to see alot more of it even i its to have jax son growing up into it n haveing him startin off as prospect ect…….awsome show

  27. Can’t wait until season 5 come out oh I can’t wait

  28. Anyone know bout season five????? I can’t get enough of it

  29. does anyone know when season five starts by chance