Fourth Season of SONS OF ANARCHY Gets One Extra Episode

     November 7, 2011

Just last month FX announced their order for a fifth season of the hit drama Sons of Anarchy with the fourth season currently airing and set for conclusion at the end of this month. However, today FX has announced that they are giving just one extra episode to the current fourth season with the finale no set to air on Tuesday, December 6th at 10/9c. Executive Vice President of Original Programming Nick Grad announced, ” [Series Creator Kurt Sutter] 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.” Even though it’s just one more episode, no doubt fans of the series will be happy to have even more Sons of Anarchy this season, especially if it allows for a more satisfying conclusion and lead-in to the next season. Hit the jump for the full press release.

Theo Rossi Sons of AnarchyHere’s the full press release:

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.

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