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FX renews 'Sons of Anarchy' for a fifth season

October 17, 2011 | 12:25 pm

FX renews biker drama 'Sons of Anarchy' for a fifth season

FX has renewed "Sons of Anarchy" for a fifth season — Kurt Sutter, where's the profanity-laced celebratory tweet??

The network has ordered 13 new episodes of the biker drama. Now in its fourth season, "Sons of Anarchy" has averaged 5.8 million viewers since its impressive Sept. 7 premiere, according to the network. 

“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,” network President John Landgraf said in a statement. “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 this complex story in a way that is both riveting and accessible to a broad audience. The fans know how beautifully 'SOA' meets this challenge, and we thank them for their loyal and passionate viewership.”

Seven new episodes remain in the current season.


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 Photo: The cast of "Sons of Anarchy" in an episode from the current season. Credit: FX