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"Hell on Wheels" Renewed For Season 4

By Garth Franklin Thursday November 14th 2013 03:32PM

AMC has given a fourth season order for its western drama "Hell on Wheels".

In fact, due to ratings growth in the third season, AMC has increased its standard order for the series from ten to thirteen episodes for the new season.

At the end of the second season, the departure of the previous show runners Joe and Tony Gayton led to some major behind-the-scenes instability and questions about the show's future.

John Wirth ultimately came onboard as show runner and brought along some major creative changes to the series. The results were a bit shaky at first, especially following the events of the second season finale and its new Saturday timeslot which many considered a graveyard.

Yet, the third season ultimately found a comfortable new groove creatively. Ratings wise the audience stuck with the show, scoring 3.3 million average viewers in Live+7 results - actually up on the 3.2 million average Live+7 results for the second season. In fact, it helped boost the network's entire Saturday night schedule.

Source: Variety

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