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AMC Renews 'Hell on Wheels' for an Expanded Fourth Season

 

Anson Mount in Hell on Wheels

 

Hold onto your hats, partners! AMC has officially decided to renew its popular period drama 'Hell on Wheels' for a fourth season. But wait — there's more!

The series is also getting more episodes than ever before. The Western has been picked up for a whopping 13 episodes, which is currently scheduled to premiere next summer (the first three seasons only had a mere 10 episodes a piece).

This change up is most likely the network's way of rewarding the show for fairing so well in ratings last season, even after getting bumped to the TV graveyard shift known as the dreaded Saturday night. Many shows have perished on account of this inopportune time slot. However, the third season still managed to rack up an average of 3.3 million viewers. Color us impressed — and apparently we weren't the only ones.

“AMC has served passionate Western fans for three decades, so it is particularly gratifying to see these viewers capping off their Saturdays with an original Western on what has historically been a tough night of the week for television,” AMC president Charlie Collier said in a statement. ”Our commitment to the genre is unwavering and we look forward to continuing to super-serve this audience with an expanded fourth season of 'Hell on Wheels.'”

The renewal helps solidify AMC's 2014 drama lineup. Season 4's 'Hell on Wheels' will join freshman dramas 'Turn' and 'Halt & Catch Fire,' as well as the recently announced fifth season of 'The Walking Dead' and the first half of 'Mad Men's final season.

Meanwhile, a decision on the fate of low-rated freshman drama 'Low Winter Sun' has yet to be reached.

Are you happy to see that 'Hell on Wheels' made the cut? Sound off on your thoughts in the comments below!


Details
Show:
- Hell on Wheels
Network:
- amc

Written by: Kelly Schremph
Nov 14th, 2013, 6:30 am

Images courtesy of AMC

darmok

Level 1 (2%)
Since: 18/Jan/13
Message Posted On Nov 18th, 2013, 1:51 pm

A good dicision by a network for a change, so many decent series have been lossed due to short sitedness by the networks of shows that deserved more time to flourish.

HellBent on This Show

Message Posted On Nov 17th, 2013, 4:43 pm
Very Happy to hear this !!!!!!! I think it's the Best thing on T.V. in a very long time. Great Acting / Story Line / Music/ show has it all.....
wynn

Level 1 (63%)
Mood: aggravated
Since: 01/Feb/13
Message Posted On Nov 16th, 2013, 4:08 am

Aye, great show and great news indeed.

The cast is doing a fantastic job with all the characters, Christopher Heyerdahl in particular. Missing Tom Noonan though :)

Valorsolo

Level 1 (44%)
Since: 05/Aug/13
Message Posted On Nov 15th, 2013, 7:47 pm

Great, great news.

One of the best shows on TV, glad it's coming back.

I was a bit worried due to it airing on Saturdays. 

BTW, I'm that one guy that liked 'Low Winter Sun'.

I'm hoping they bring it back as well.

ClydePuffer

Message Posted On Nov 15th, 2013, 3:52 pm
Fantastic show-- can hardy wait till next year to see what is going to happen. Please keep up the good work
Clyde Puffer

Message Posted On Nov 15th, 2013, 3:48 pm
Fantastic show-- can hardy wait till next year to see what is going to happen. Please keep up the good work
Silverbrain

Level 1 (4%)
Since: 12/Sep/10
Message Posted On Nov 15th, 2013, 12:07 pm

Was very excited to see this headline!  I was concerned the way the show ended last season (felt like it closed up the primary storylines, so I thought it was done for).  Hope Low Winter Sun gets another round as well.

Anonymous

Message Posted On Nov 15th, 2013, 6:52 am
Great news! here in Scotland we love the show !!!
Anonymous

Message Posted On Nov 14th, 2013, 10:18 pm
"Impressive feat (to succeed on Saturdays, and on summer)." Dvr and video downloading negates that old thinking. Add to that people are poorer and remain home for entertainment, and you have the trifecta of television viewing.
speedywilly

Level 6 (32%)
Since: 08/Jan/06
Message Posted On Nov 14th, 2013, 7:45 pm

Great news. I love the Serie

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