AMC’s “Hell On Wheels” Keeps Rolling for Season 4

Thanks to surprisingly strong results in its new Saturday timeslot, “Hell on Wheels” has earned a fourth season from AMC.

And that is not all — in addition to confirming a fourth season, AMC added that “Wheels” will air thirteen episodes next year. Each of its previous seasons ran for just ten.

“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 Charlie Collier, AMC president. “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.”

Though it struggled to live up to the bar set by AMC’s flagship Sunday series, “Wheels” delivered well on Saturdays. According to the network, its Live+3 viewership amounted to a healthy 3.3 million viewers.

Its fourth season begins airing next summer.

Written by Brian Cantor

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