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Hell on Wheels: Renewed for Season 4!

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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.

Out On the Prairie

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.”

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hell on wheels cannot wait for the next season

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love HEll on wheels

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This is good news for a well-acted show that besides being entertaining is also giving viewers some insight into both historical and contemporary issues. I teach a Western genre college course and my students learn about the show's exploration of a number of themes such as race, Indigenous rights and social class. The story-line this past season involving a Mormon community was interesting and drew upon real historical tension between Mormons and the expanding US state. I write about the Western genre/history/issues online and explored that history at this post, for those interested:
http://westernsreboot.com/2013... Thanks,
Chad

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Soooo glad Hell on Wheels has been renewed. I really love this show!!!!