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FX ADDS 14TH EPISODE OF “SONS OF ANARCHY” TO CLOSE OUT CURRENT SEASON
Season Four Finale Now Scheduled for Tuesday, December 6 at 10:00 PM ET/PT
Highest-Rated Season of Sons
Explosive 10th Episode – “Hands” – Airs Tomorrow at 10:00 PM ET/PT
LOS ANGELES, November 7, 2011 – FX has ordered an extra episode of Sons of Anarchy that will extend the current fourth season to 14 episodes with the series finale now airing on Tuesday, December 6 at 10:00 PM ET/PT, announced Nick Grad, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, FX.
“Creatively, this has been Sons’ best and biggest season ever,” said Grad. “Kurt asked us to consider adding an extra episode to fully close this current chapter of the Sons saga. By adding the extra episode, it wraps up a magnificent season in extraordinary fashion. This is a real bonus for fans of the series.”
Four seasons in, Sons of Anarchy is recording its highest-rated season yet, delivering 5.45 million Total Viewers and 3.71 million Adults 18-49, respective gains of +23% and +20%. On a weekly multi-telecast basis, Sons is delivering 8.51 million Total Viewers and 5.71 million Adults 18-49.
In tomorrow night’s 10th episode, “Hands,” Jax (Charlie Hunnam) and Tara (Maggie Siff) get a glimpse of life without SAMCRO but discover that their reality is hard to escape. (Written by Chris Collins & David Labrava & Kurt Sutter; Directed by Peter Weller)
The series stars Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman, Maggie Siff, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Ryan Hurst, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Dayton Callie and William Lucking. Sagal won the 2011 Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama for her performance last season.
Sons of Anarchy was created by Kurt Sutter who also serves as Executive Producer along with John Linson, Art Linson and Paris Barclay. The series is produced by FX Productions and Fox 21.
FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable network from the Fox Networks Group. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in more than 98 million homes. The diverse schedule includes a growing roster of critically acclaimed and award-winning original series, an established film library with box-office hits from 20th Century Fox and other studios and an impressive roster of acquired hit series.
“Sons of Anarchy” has set record audience with its fourth season opener. The 90-minute premiere episode that aired on Tuesday night, September 6 attracted 4.94 million total viewers, giving the show its highest ratings ever.
The number was up about 19 percent from the third season debut (4.13 million) last year. It also posted a 17 percent gain in adults 18-49 (3.22 million) compared to the first episode of season 3. Together with its two encore runs last night, the episode pulled 7.25 million total viewers.
“SOA” creator Kurt Sutter previously launched a personal challenge which offers one of his Twitter followers and one reader of his blog a chance to watch episode 10 of season 4 with him in his house in Thanksgiving week if the fourth season premiere sees at least 10 percent bump. Soon after the rating number was released, Sutter wrote on his Twitter, “yes, trip and swag will be gifted. i’ll choose this weekend. post it on my blog on Monday.”
A new episode titled “Booster” will air next week (Tuesday, September 13) at 10 P.M. on FX. A newly-released preview sees Jax landing in trouble as he is held hostage with a gun pointed on his neck, while new sheriff Eli Roosevelt makes his presence felt at SAMCRO’s clubhouse.
An extended promo for “Sons of Anarchy” season 4 has provided the first glimpse of Danny Trejo who lands a guest role. While details of his character remain scarce, main actor Ron Perlman once said that the “Machete” star will have a season-long arc that will be “powerful”.
Another star tapped to making guest appearance in the upcoming season is David Hasselhoff. The “Baywatch” vet will play a well-endowed ex-porn star, Dondo, who is now making money by producing lesbian adult films.
The fourth season of “Sons of Anarchy” will kick off on Tuesday, September 6 at 10 P.M. on FX with a special 90-minute episode. The story begins as the gang is released from jail and back in Charming. “We’re out of jail and we’re making money. With that upswing, comes all the complications that success and power bring,” creator Kurt Sutter revealed what issue that will be faced by SAMCRO.
Our favorite leather-clad badasses from Sons of Anarchy are back with new episodes, new guest stars and new troublemaking this September. The FX show begins shooting its second season April 27.
We caught up with show star Katey Sagal and her husband and show creator, Kurt Sutter, at the TV Land Awards this weekend to find out what’s in store for the motorcycle gang of Charming, Calif.
“This season is going to be about all the internal conflicts that happen at the club,” Sutter tells us. “And I think the club is going to become its own worst enemy. We’re still figuring it out, and we’re still doing some casting.”
One special guest who has been cast is rocker Henry Rollins who, Kurt says, “Is going to play this hard-boiled Aryan guy who is somewhat reformed, and his boss is still being cast. We’ll have some news on that in a week or two. “
As for Katey’s character, she says she’s happy playing a tougher role: “I like her pretty mean. She doesn’t really think she’s mean. Her intention is to protect, but she’s pretty mean.”
Are you excited for Sons of Anarchy’s return? Isn’t Henry Rollins genius casting for this show?