TV News: Anarchy, Beauty, Jackie, Simpsons

Sons of Anarchy
A whopping 6.2 million viewers tuned in last night for the initial broadcast of the seventh and final season premiere of FX’s “Sons of Anarchy”. The broadcast also scored a 3.2 rating in the key demo.

That’s up from the previous live-plus-same day record of 5.9 million viewers that tuned in for last year’s premiere. Last year’s premiere ultimately pulled in 8.3 million viewers in Live+3 ratings and stands as the most-watched telecast in FX history. This will likely top that. [Source: The Live Feed]

The Sleeping Beauty
Televisa USA has acquired the English-language television and digital rights to Anne Rice’s “The Sleeping Beauty,” a series of erotic novels. Rice and Rachel Winter (“Dallas Buyers Club”) will executive produce.

The story follows a beautiful young princess who is awakened from her long sleep, but in a more provocative way than the traditional fairytale. Her steamy journey to find herself begins soon after and in graphic detail. The project is currently going out to writers and talent. [Source: Deadline]

Nurse Jackie
Showtime has announced that production began this week on the seventh season of the comedy “Nurse Jackie”. They’ve also confirmed this will be the final season.

The series has been one of the highest-rated Showtime comedies, as well as the network’s top female skewing comedy and averaged 3.4 million weekly viewers across platforms in its sixth season. [Source: Showtime]

The Simpsons
A bunch of new stills have arrived from the upcoming crossover episode between FOX’s animated comedies “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy”. The one-hour event is scheduled to air on September 28th.