Breaking: FX renews 'Sons of Anarchy'

ron-and-charlieImage Credit: Mike Muller/FXThis Just In: FX has picked up Sons of Anarchy for a 13-episode fourth season.

The move — kind of a no-brainer considering it’s the network’s highest-rated series ever — elicited a typically low-key response from series creator Kurt Sutter. “Picked up for season 4 motherf—ers!!!!” he tweeted. “Thanks to FX for the early pickup.”

Season to date, Anarchy is drawing an average 4.9 million viewers. The third-season finale airs Nov. 30.

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  • R. Wells

    Sigh, The DishTV / Fox feud has kept me from being able to see this week’s ep. But this is great news.

    • Heather

      Me too and I’m so bummed. But yeah for SOA – such a great show. I guess I’m either going to have to break my brand-new Dish contract or wait for DVD . . .

      • Zarian81

        I love this, So does My boyfriend.

        That was all you needed to say, the rest has nothing to do with the subject. Definitely no need for a website plug.

    • Larry David

      How is this Breaking News exactly?? Everyone knew it was gonna happen. *SIGH* When will Ausiello leave so I could be happy again.

      • len

        Is it really that difficult difficult to comprehend that even if something is a forgone conclusion, it is still considered “news” when it becomes official?

      • JB

        Larry.. I mean this sincerely.. if you hate Ausiello that much, why do you read it? I mean if your lack of happiness is caused by this column maybe you ought to break the addiction?

    • Debbie

      you can watch last week’s episode on for free

    • olive

      They started playing episodes on Hulu

    • Angelaf

      I feel your pain. I am in the same boat. I like my DishNetwork and I reall do not like DirectTV. I hope they solve this fued soon. Fox network is being very unreasonable and there contract isn’t even expired.

    • DH

      You can catch Tuesday’s episode of SOA on They typically post the show the day after it airs on FX.

      • lala

        They are NOT airing the day after on Hulu. Supposedly waiting 30 days. this is what they said about the last batch of eps for Nip Tuck. Except the never ended up on Hulu. So after sticking with that show LONG past anything good, i didnt get to see the ending, as FX also wasnt running as many repeat eps either. Fox and FX blow – nothing on OnDemand either

      • Dave

        You can “buy” the episodes via the Apple Store. $1.99 a episode, or $2.99 for the high def version. At least it keeps you from having to wait for months to be available on dvd.

    • Lulu

      Watch it on Hulu .I have cable and that is what I have to do.

  • MCS

    This is one of the greatest tv shows i have ever seen and this news is just terrific

  • Juicy

    HELL YES! The best show on TV hands down! I hope many more seasons will follow. Kurt Sutter is a genius. Not to mention the cast is crazy talented :)

  • BeaAnn

    How about getting a longer season? Say a 22-episode season instead of 13? Even if it’s broken in two halfs like USA does with its’ series. It’s already too long between seasons for this show. But it’s good news anyway! I just wish the season were longer!! One of my favorite shows!!

    • larry

      USA seasons, even when broken up are not the traditional 22 episodes

    • harley

      it would be great to have longer season

      • Je$ter

        I sort of agree because more episodes of a great show seems like it can’t be a bad thing but really shorter seasons seem to mean more quality with less filler. With that in mind I’d rather have the quality that we get than quantity.

    • Skeletor

      Kurt has said on his website that he has a verrry specific vision for the show, running 7 seasons long, in which the events of this season play a major role.
      The Shield, which he was a main writer for, also went 7 (brilliant) seasons, building to an amazing ending, and Sons certainly looks to do the same. There was one season (3) of The Shield that was 15 eps, but most of the others were 13, but S5 having 11 & S6 only 10. Assuming he goes the same route, we’re looking at around the same for Sons. And that’s fine by me. its just very comforting to have a showrunner who knows exactly where he wants to go and how long it should take to get there.

    • Shirley

      I agree 100% with Skeletor, MORE SoA!!!

  • Karin

    :D :D :D :D :D :D

  • t.t

    great news but if i have to wait 10 months between seasons i’ll go crazy. I hardly survived the 10 month gap after last years cliff hanger this years gonna be worst! come on give a guy a break. at least make them 18 episode seasons with 10 eps this fall then 8 eps in like march

    • MCS

      Sutter said this year wont be as bad a cliffhanger as last.

  • Joey Levin


  • Joey Levin

    NOW, can we get Lone Star back???????????

  • couchgrouch

    great news…now don’t change a thing.

  • aida

    Yeah! One of the best shows on TV now…the cast is great and the scripts are the best

  • Gloria

    There ought to be a rule that Fox and Dish and the other “hostage” situations regarding the programs we pay for cannot leave viewers hanging in the wind.

  • bobbi

    good news. I love Sons of Anarchy.
    Emmy for Gemme now.

    • Valley Girl

      Yay… Yes, Emmy for Katey!

      • olive

        Definitely Emmy for Katey

  • harley

    great show!!! Love Tuesday night tv

  • Enough already

    Please find the baby Jesus of Charming already. Its getting drawn out way too long. Fan of the show, but these writers are acting as if the last surviving DNA on Earth came from Jax and the Drea de Matteo(Season1 druggie).

    • Mary

      yeah, regardless of who your mother is, if you went missing Im sure your Dad would move heaven and earth to find you.


      • .

        I suppose if I wanted to see the stories of missing people I could tune in to Nancy Grace or AMW.

  • Marie

    I absolutely love this show! It really kicks a** but with the Dish Network/FX problem, i couldn’t watch it this week and it really sucks! I look forward to watching it every week and now I can’t. I hope they get this worked out quick

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