Sons of Anarchy Gets Renewed for Season 5

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Sons of Anarchy is putting together a fine fourth season so far, and it's showing in the ratings. According to FX, numbers in the adult demo are up more than a quarter over last season's, so you know what that means: time to renew!

FX officially granted Sons of Anarchy a fifth season today. The news may not be surprising, but it's certainly good to hear. Season 5 will run for 13 episodes, and if history is any indicator, it will debut in September, 2012.

Sons of Anarchy, created by outspoken showrunner Kurt Sutter (The Shield), follows a motorcycle club in Northern California as they run guns, sometimes mule drugs, slap around porn stars, and occasionally get married. But don't think it's just a cheap show stuffed to the gills with violence and brotherhood—it's actually one of the better dramas on television today, Emmys be damned.

The series has seven episodes left in its fourth season and airs Tuesdays nights at 10pm on FX.

How do you think Season 4 stacks up to the rest of the series?

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