Sons of Anarchy fans left hanging after Tuesday's climatic Season 2 finale can rest easy — the FX drama has been renewed for a third season.
The series, about a California outlaw motorcycle gang, is scheduled to return in September 2010 for a 13-episode run. "The success of Sons of Anarchy is very gratifying and the show has become a bona-fide hit," said FX President and General Manager John Landgraf.
In addition, FX has signed on creator-executive producer Kurt Sutter as showrunner for two more years. "This has been a wonderful ride and we're just getting started. I'm really proud of the work by our incredible cast and crew," Sutter said. "The response this season from the fans and critics has been terrific and I can't wait to get back to the writer's room and start on season three."
Sons of Anarchy's pick-up comes the day after the second season finale brought in the series' best ratings. The 90-minute episode was cable's No. 1 program Tuesday, nabbing 4.33 million viewers total and 2.99 million adults ages 18-to-49. The finale ranked No. 1 on television in the 10 p.m. hour with both men 18-to-34 and 18-to-49. This past season of Anarchy averaged 3.67 million viewers.
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