FX has ordered a 13-episode, fourth season of Sons of Anarchy.
Since the departure of The Shield and Nip/Tuck and with the final season of Rescue Me coming in 2011, Sons has increasingly come to define FX's drama brand.
"Sons of Anarchy is the most popular show FX has ever had, and the No. 1 series in basic cable for our key demographic. It is also one of the best, most original series on television," said John Landgraf, president and general manager, FX Networks, in a statement. "FX is grateful to Kurt Sutter and his team of writers, actors, directors and crew for working so hard to make a show that achieves both those levels of success. We congratulate them and look forward to season four."
In its third season, Sons is averaging 4.9 total viewers with 3.4 million among the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, making it among cable's top-rated scripted shows in the demo.