Jimmy Smits Back For Season 6 Of ‘Sons Of Anarchy’

By | Thursday February 28, 2013 @ 10:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Jimmy Smits is set to return to FX‘s flagship drama Sons Of Anarchy, reprising his role as Neron “Nero” Padilla, a former gangbanger whose exit strategy is trumped by his partnership with Jax (Charlie Hunnam). … Read More »

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Donal Logue Returns To ‘Sons Of Anarchy’

By | Wednesday February 27, 2013 @ 3:25pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Donal Logue on Sons Of AnarchyWe will see more of former U.S. Marshall Lee Toric on FX‘s Sons Of Anarchy. Donal Logue, who introduced the character in the last three episodes of SOA‘s fifth season, … Read More »

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Kurt Sutter Slams “Small-Minded” AMC Over ‘The Walking Dead’ Showrunner Exit

By | Friday December 21, 2012 @ 5:08pm PST

UPDATE: Shawn Ryan, who, like Kurt Sutter, also got his big break on FX with The Shield, also took to Twitter to criticize AMC over showrunner Glen Mazzara’s departure from The Walking Dead. “AMC, WTF? Common knowledge that AMC cut Breaking Bad shorter than it should have been. Now … Read More »

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‘Sons Of Anarchy’s’ Katey Sagal Joins ‘There’s Always Woodstock’

By | Tuesday December 18, 2012 @ 4:24pm PST

EXCLUSIVE: Katey Sagal is going from biker matriarch to coffeehouse proprietress. The Sons Of Anarchy actress has joined the cast of There’s Always Woodstock. Sagal will play Lee Ann, the suffer-no-fools owner of the SHOP coffeehouse in … Read More »

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Kurt Sutter Reacts To ‘Sons Of Anarchy’s Second Tuesday 10 PM Demo Win

By | Wednesday October 10, 2012 @ 3:13pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

FX‘s biker drama Sons Of Anarchy continues to thrive in its fifth season against broadcast competition. Last night, the biker drama posted a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49. It was down a tenth from last … Read More »

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Behind-The-Scenes ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Drama As Series’ Ratings Continue To Soar

By | Thursday October 4, 2012 @ 3:27pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: The on-screen intensity of FX’s biker drama Sons Of Anarchy spilled behind the scenes yesterday. I’ve learned that SOA creator/executive producer Kurt Sutter got into a shouting match with co-star Tommy Flanagan on the set of the show. The altercation did not get physical and police were not called in as one source suggested. “Very hard day in Charming,” Sutter wrote cryptically on Twitter last night. “It’s my job to be the adult in the room. Unfortunately, today that adult was my father. Al was an angry man.”

This is not the first time sparks have flown on SOA whose dark and intense subject matter often has emotions running high behind the scenes. Last year, Sutter had a heated argument with series star Charlie Hunnam, which led to the actor’s scrapping SOA‘s panel at the summer TCA press tour. The two patched things up after a joint meeting with FX boss John Landgraf. Things on the show seemed to be back to normal again after yesterday’s incident. Sutter is back on the set as SOA is wrapping production on episode 12 of its its current fifth season. On Monday, filming of the season finale is slated to begin with Sutter directing. Read More »

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Kurt Sutter Says Dead ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Actor “Lost His Way”

By | Thursday September 27, 2012 @ 11:02am PDT

The Sons Of Anarchy creator said online today that the death of one of the show’s actors Johnny Lewis “was a tragic end for an extremely talented guy, who unfortunately had lost his way.” Lewis was … Read More »

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FX’s ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Finishes No. 2 At 10 PM

By | Wednesday September 26, 2012 @ 4:57pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

A lot has been written about the decline of broadcast’s 10 PM hour at the hands of cable drama that is starting to catch up with its network competitors in the ratings. The trend was in full … Read More »

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‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Season 5 Premiere Hits Series High, To Become FX’s No. 1 Telecast

By | Wednesday September 12, 2012 @ 3:18pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The 90-minute Season 5 premiere of FX’s drama series Sons Of Anarchy drew 5.37 million viewers and 3.5 million adults 18-49 last night, the largest Live+Same Day audiences in the series’ history. Sons Of Anarchy was up … Read More »

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‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Creator Kurt Sutter Sells Comedy To FX, Katey Sagal May Star

By | Thursday September 6, 2012 @ 11:38am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Kurt Sutter Diva Clown KillerKurt Sutter, creator/executive producer of FX‘s flagship drama Sons Of Anarchy, is switching to comedy for his next project. He has closed a script development deal with FX to write Diva. Clown. Killer, a half-hour comedy he created and will executive produce with wife/Anarchy star Katey Sagal and Belle Zwerdling.  The project is described as a dark, absurd comedy about an 1980′s has-been rock diva; her dysfunctional son who makes his living as kids party clown; and of course, an assassin. Diva. Clown. Killer is being developed as a starring vehicle for Sagal depending on her availability with Anarchy. Sutter had indicated he plans to wrap the biker drama after seven seasons. Season 5 kicks off Tuesday. Read More »

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FX Announces Fall 2012 Schedule

By | Tuesday September 4, 2012 @ 11:16am PDT

Sons Of Anarchy kicks things off with its Season 5 premiere September 11 at 10 PM, with American Horror Story: Asylum set for Wednesday, October 17 at 10. Here are FX‘s premiere dates for its six original … Read More »

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‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Introduces Jimmy Smits, Harold Perrineau To The Mix: TCA

By | Saturday July 28, 2012 @ 1:08pm PDT

Ray Richmond contributes to Deadline’s TV coverage.

Ahead of its fifth season launch in September, FX‘s biker drama Sons of Anarchy — the network’s highest-rated show ever — trotted out new … Read More »

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EMMY SNUBS: ‘The Good Wife’, ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Sons Of Anarchy’, John Slattery…

By | Thursday July 19, 2012 @ 10:00am PDT

Emmys voters are fickle fans and a bewildering bunch. They like a show one year, they don’t the next, or maybe they just don’t like the people who made it. And sometimes there is no rhyme or reason to who gets a nomination and who doesn’t. Here’s a look at the shows and the actors who didn’t make the cut this year but should have.

3RD UPDATE, 11:30 AM:

Sons Of Anarchy — Looks like a kinder, gentler Kurt Sutter took to Twitter today to comment on his series’ Emmy snub. The notoriously barbed showrunner offered congratulations to Anarchy‘s FX, Homeland‘s Howard Gordon and The Voice‘s Carson Daly and Adam Levine among others. Then he wrote, “and to all of you expecting a *-laced emmy diatribe…that’s so 2011. A calm, mature, rational @sutterink is much more dangerous.”

2ND UPDATE, 10 AM:

Michael PittBoardwalk Empire’s Jimmy Darmody might have taken one to the head but that doesn’t mean the actor who played him had to be left for dead by Emmy voters.

1ST UPDATE, 9 AM:

Kyra Sedgwick – It’s The Closer’s final season, so to leave out this 2010 Emmy winner seems just weird.

The Office – Its had a long run, but that’s no reason to completely leave the show out of the Comedy category.

Emmy Rossum — Besides Joan Cusack’s Best Guest Actress nod, Shameless got the shaft this year, and to overlook this Critics’ Choice winner seems another form of shamelessness. I mean her name is Emmy for Pete’s sake.

PREVIOUS, 7:49 AM: 

The Good Wife – The CBS series was overlooked for Best Drama, not a good sign for the broadcast networks, which lost their only representative in the category.

Glee One nomination in the Guest Acting category? That’s it?

Louie – Maybe Emmy voters have a thing with FX, what with Sons Of Anarchy totally snubbed and Justified shortshrifted this year, but how can you nominate the man who is the star and the mastermind behind a show and not his show?

Jeff Probst — The Survivor host has won the Reality Host category every year since it was created, and this year he didn’t even make the cut? Taking his spot — the ubiquitous Betty White.

Dexter No best series for one of Showtime’s best series.

The Walking Dead – Zombies are popular with viewers but obviously not Emmy voters.

Hugh Laurie — No love for his last turn as Dr. House.

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Comic-Con: ‘Sons of Anarchy’s Kurt Sutter Would “Love To Do A Prequel”

By | Sunday July 15, 2012 @ 4:06pm PDT

They were the last panel of Comic-Con’s huge Hall H this year but today Sons of Anarchy gave fans of the FX biker drama a few things to look forward to. SOA creator and showrunner Kurt Sutter told the crowd today that he’d “love to do a prequel about the formation of the club.” Though he gave no details of the prequel, which he has brought up before, Sutter said today that he had discussed the idea with the show’s network FX. Before the panel came out, the thousands in the crowd were treated to a seven-minute preview of Season 5′s 90-minute September 11 opening episode. With some flashbacks to the power struggle within the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, Redwood Original the preview started out with the Jax character writing in his journal and then revealed a long run delivery by SAMCRO on the northern California roads that gets highjacked. A pounding cover of Stevie Wonder’s Higher Ground on the soundtrack was used to set the tone. Thirty seconds of the preview were blacked out for  ”content reasons.”

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Sutter later explained that the blackout was a sex scene involving Katey Sagal and season guest star Jimmy Smits that Comic-Con felt was too explicit. Read More »

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COMIC-CON TV PREVIEW: What To Watch For – July 14-15

If the first three days of Comic-Con look to be a whirlwind of previews and panels, the last two days don’t slow down at all. There’s more exclusive sneak peeks, blood-sucking star-crossed lovers, the new show from JJ Abrams and Jon Favreau, Showtime’s family of drunks, a double shot of Seth MacFarlane, a high school singing club, outlaw bikers, Bart Simpson, a Time Lord and Kevin Smith. Like the first few days, some stuff will likely change and unexpected stuff will emerge, but Deadline has the breaking small-screen news covered. Here’s what to look out for at the convention on Saturday and Sunday.

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Saturday, July 14
11-11:45 AM — Once Upon A Time
Reality and myth mix on the ABC series, so let’s see if they do at Comic-Con. Executive producers and co-creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are joined by the breakout drama’s cast members Ginnifer Goodwin, Emilie de Ravin Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Meghan Ory and Josh Dallas to discuss their upcoming second season. Ballroom 20 Read More »

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Freddy Rodriguez Heads To ‘CBGB’

By | Tuesday June 19, 2012 @ 5:24pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Freddy Rodriguez has joined the cast of CBGB. The Six Feet Under star will take on one of the film’s leading roles, “Idaho,” an addict who hung around Hily Kristal’s infamous New York City club in the … Read More »

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Ashley Tisdale To Do Arc On ‘Sons Of Anarchy’

By | Monday June 11, 2012 @ 12:04pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Ashley Tisdale, who just booked the lead in the next Scary Movie movie, has been cast in a two-episode arc on the FX drama Sons Of Anarchy. She will play Emma Jean, a high-priced escort who complicates the … Read More »

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EMMYS: ‘Sons Of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam

By | Sunday June 10, 2012 @ 1:16pm PDT

Megan Masters is West Coast Editor at TVLine

It’s tough making a gun-running, drug-dealing, murdering motorcycle gang member someone you want to root for. But Charlie Hunnam’s done it with ease Boardwalk Empireover the past four seasons of Sons of Anarchy, FX’s Hamlet-inspired slice of gritty Americana. This could be the year that the 32-year-old Brit — whose resume includes big screen Oscar contenders like Cold Mountain and small screen critical darlings like Undeclared — receives recognition for his brilliant turn as Jax Teller, the series’ tortured prince of Charming. But after some minor media missteps, Hunnam’s careful about how he talks about accolades like the Emmys. Here, he reveals what he really thinks about his chances, his co-stars’ talent, and his show’s potential legacy.

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AWARDSLINE: What initially drew you to Sons of Anarchy and the role of Jax?
CHARLIE HUNNAM: I grew up in a rough-and-tough neighborhood, so I don’t actually relate to those shows and films about twentysomethings trying to make their way in the world. I just loved Jax. There are a million different dynamics at play within him… This project came at a strange time in my career when I wasn’t getting any [film] roles I wanted… Read More »

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Zuleikha Robinson To Recur On ‘Homeland’, Wanda De Jesus On ‘Sons Of Anarchy’

By | Tuesday May 29, 2012 @ 5:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Rome and Lost alumna Zuleikha Robinson has booked a major recurring role on the upcoming second season of Showtime’s thriller drama Homeland. She will play Middle Eastern woman Roya Hammad, a field journalist with a special relationship to Abu … Read More »

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