Thursday, November 14, 2013

AMC Renews 'Hell on Wheels' for 4th Season

AMC has renewed its Western drama series Hell on Wheels for a fourth season. John Wirth - who took over the showrunner reigns in season three - will return as well. The series will be expanded from 10 to 13 episodes and return in summer 2014.

This past summer, AMC moved the series to Saturday nights in a big to open up a third night of original programming, pairing it with reruns of classic Western movies. In turn, season three posted gains from its second season averaging 3.3 million total viewers once Live+3 are factored in. 

"John Wirth and his team on both sides of the camera delivered a remarkable third season and Hell on Wheels fans responded. We are so proud of this show and congratulate everyone who has contributed to its success," said AMC president Charlie Collier. "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. 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."