Jimmy Smits joins Sons of Anarchy on FX

After seeing him perform a conflicted lawman in Dexter, it’s no wonder that Jimmy Smits would end up getting involved in the hit FX series Sons of Anarchy now. Rumor has it that Smits is slated to be a new mentor for Jax, the main protagonist of the show, as Jax struggles to move SAMCRO out of the gun running business and become a more legit business and more peaceful motorcycle club. Smits’ new role as Neron “Nero” Padilla acts as a harsh influence on Jax, pushing him to keep the club an outlaw club while Nero has his own exit strategy from the latino gang he is affiliated with.

What is notable about this character’s differences from all of Smits’ other TV personas in L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, and Dexter is that he is not acting on the side of the law this time and will not don a shirt and tie anymore — his suit is replaced with tattoos, leather and gang patches. It should be interesting to see him finally run a new TV persona for a whole season. Will he make it beyond this season? Watch to find out!

Charlie Sheen Hasn’t Learned a Thing, and Neither Has Television

As far as highly entertaining, modern and edgy shows go, FX is a great network. It’s who has brought us The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Damages, Rescue Me, Sons of Anarchy, Justified, American Horror Story, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Louie, and more. But after seeing yet another terrible, terrible interview with Charlie Sheen on the Today show, it’s a big wonder how FX was talked into creating a TV show for him.