By Lynette Rice
Updated October 17, 2011 at 06:16 PM EDT
Credit: Prashant Gupta/FX

Sons of Anarchy, FX’s highest-rated series ever, has been picked up for a fifth season.

The drama about an outlaw biker club is the No. 1 scripted drama series in all of basic cable. Season four which concludes on Nov. 29 is averaging 5.8 million viewers and 3.9 viewers ages 18-49. When taking into account multiple viewings, the show actually averages 9 million total viewers and 6 million adults 18-49.

“Everyone at FX is very grateful to Kurt Sutter, his many writing, directing and producing collaborators and his masterful cast for making such a compelling and beautifully crafted show,” says FX President Jon Landgraf in a statement. “It is no small challenge to bring the themes of a great, ancient play like Hamlet into a wholly original television setting and to tell this complex story in a way that is both riveting and accessible to a broad audience.”

The drama stars Ron Perlman, Katey Sagal, and Charlie Hunnam. Seven episodes remain this season. The drama airs Tuesdays at 10 on FX.

Episode Recaps

Sons of Anarchy

Kurt Sutter’s original series, starring Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, and Katey Sagal.

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  • FX
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