Sons of Anarchy Gets Renewed for Season 5

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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can't wait for 5th season !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jax is a hottie are you goning to be on regular tv right?
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Awesome show. thanks FX for new season can't wait.
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Gemma! Beautiful, but treacherous like a scorpion when crossed.
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I cant believe I had never seen it until last Sunday night. My friend let me borrow seasons 1 & 2..I thought..." this looks like a cool show".. well exactly one week later and lonnnnnng nights into the early morning hours ... I have watched both seasons, AND bought seasons 3 & 4 online. Just finished season 4's finale.. ALL in one week, uggghh I am hooked and honestly thought that season 5 had already started..lol.. DAMN now I have to wait til Sept. Can't wait to see how it all turns out.. AMAZING SHOW... AMAZING writers for the show.. AMAZING CAST...and ok.. now I find myself wanting a biker ...lmao :)
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I so know what you mean! I had never watched SOA either. My friend was watching season 4 and I caught a couple of the episodes and that was the end of it for me. I ended up getting all the earlier seasons, and my cusin and I would stay up till 4am just watching them! Cant wait till Sept to see if Op will take the VP. And I would like to see if our good girl Ashley Tisdale can play this adult role. Soooo EXCITED!
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Nail bitingly good.
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I have seen a lot of TV shows over the years, but none even come close to being as good as Sons of Anarchy, even my wife loves it.



Keep up the good work!
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i love this show iv watch seasons 1 -4 OVER 20 times i just cant get enough even though i know what happen i cant wait for season 5 <3
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I have just watched seasons 1-4 for the third time CANT WAIT for season 5!!
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Mean while take a look at "Bikie Wars" first season just started in AUS
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Just thrilled that you are coming bak on, We like it as much if not mroe then the sorpranos and the mob wives. CONGRATS NOW GET THE DAM BALL ROLLING ....WE ARE MISSING OUT FIX.
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Does anyone know when in 2012 is SOA going to start?? I heard its not until much later in the year. Dont think I could wait that long.
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in September some time not sure the exact date
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well as the text above says sept 2012.
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why do they keep spreading each season so far out
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It's a long wait for the fifth season, but definitely worth it.

Hope there will be more than just five seasons best series available.

Long live SOA
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Awesome! When will it be on DVD?
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Yay! Hope they get a sixth, and a seventh and an eight season too :) (But lets begin with the fifth :) ).
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SAMCRO doesn't deserve only 5 seasons ! this show is the best god damn stuff I've ever seen on Tv sceen ! It deserves a lot more the 5 seasons ! If SOA will have more seasons than 5 , then it will get the highest ratings in the world !

LONG LIVE SAMCRO !
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thanks fr bringing more soa i got hooked on it now have to stop what i do when it comes on tuesday to watch it.

Maybe they should put clay n jail for awhile and let jax take over



thanks for keepong it going
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One of the most underrated shows on Tv at the moment, so Hooray for season 5.



Based on Hamlet, in my humble opinion and since we all know how this tragedy ended - death for all characters involved, at the end..



So lets all enjoy their journey



Me happy !



cheers from Berlin Germany

Beate

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Yes!!!.... SAMCRO deserve it!
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Huzzah!!! I look forward to SAMCRO every September:)

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EXCELLENT
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Like FNL, totally underappreciated!!!!!!
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wished the season order was longer than 13 episodes.Hoped for a 16-19 episode season
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Really? That's what I usually like about the cable shows, 12-13 episode seasons. Story keeps moving forward without any filler.
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EXCELLENT NEWS
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woooohooo
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Sweet, this season is getting better...and the premiere of thi fourth season was just as good if not better than the fina;e of last season, but that finally last season was a fu*king hell yeah!! Finally!!!!
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Yes, nothing can bring down the crime night every Tuesday & Wednesday each week. I love Sons of Anarchy & Justified, 2 of my favorite shows displaying on FX. Sons of Anarchy keeps me happy for the first half of the season fall/winter and Justified keeps me happy for the second half of the season winter/spring. I am so glad hear Sons of Anarchy is coming back for a 5th Season. I was kinda bit scared this Season was aheading thus the finish line as Series Finale.



Cable Rules... Looking for last longer Tv Programming! Check the Cable for that?
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Very happy to hear. I lost hope after reading so many articles of "ABC,CBS, and NBC renewed another crap show that should be cancelled". And to those SOA writers kudos for making me feel super uncomfortable every episode and loving it.
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Excellent news. Best show on FX since The Shield.
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Best news ever. This season is stacking up as one of the best, absolutely brilliant. I'm just worried if Ron Perlman goes out, which is possible, how it will hold up without him. Anyway, it's my favorite show by far so I'm over the moon. I just wonder if they shouldn't go the Breaking Bad route and set an end date. Glad to see the ratings reflect the quality of this show. I hope it translates into some awards for the cast and crew as they deserve it.
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Sons of Anarchy is a great show. It's right up there with Justified as my favorite dramas after Breaking Bad. I assume that if it weren't for Breaking Bad, it'd probably get a lot more recognition for its greatness.
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Glad to here this, the way the season is going now it seemed like the end of the series, but hopefully theyll take a blast off for Season 5
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I've watched since episode 1 and will continue to watch until the very end. SAMCRO rules!
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Sweet! I got hooked on SoA over the summer and I'm absolutely loving this season!
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