So much for Saturday nights being a television death sentence.
Despite Hell on Wheels Season 3 being moved to Saturday nights this summer, AMC has renewed the period drama for a fourth season - and even tacked on three more episodes for 2014.
Season 4 will be comprised of 13 episodes overall.
The series averaged approximately 3.3 million viewers across all platforms throughout Season 3 and AMC President Charlie Collier acknowledged showrunner John Wirth and his team in making the renewal announcement today.
“John Wirth and his team on both sides of the camera delivered a remarkable third season and Hell On Wheels fans responded,” said 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.”