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Hell on Wheels fans, you can now stop holding your breath: The show will be back for a fourth season. AMC gave the order today—nearly six weeks after that hardly-a-finale Season 3 finale—for another round of Western, and it appears that the network is more confident in the series than ever before, because after three 10-episode seasons, Season 4 will be expanded to 13 episodes. And it won't even be split into two halves to drag out the suspense: All of Season 4 will air next summer.

Of course, if I were a cynical person, I'd look at this expanded season order and blame it on the fact that AMC is hurting for quality scripted programming now that Breaking Bad has said goodbye and the network can't stretch out the final season of Mad Men any more than it already has. But that's not me; I see this news as a reward for Hell on Wheels taking a bad situation and making the best of it. The show shifted from Sundays to Saturdays in Season 3, and while most people would write off such a move as a death sentence, Hell on Wheels defied the odds and actually performed better on Saturday nights than its second season did on Sundays. Maybe AMC is trying to appear as if it's not flailing, or maybe the network's execs just really love Hell on Wheels, but either way, the renewal is good news for fans!


Are you excited by this news? Will you be staying in on Saturdays next summer to watch Season 4?


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Oh boy! Thirteen episodes in the next series. Well deserved recognition. Definelty qualifies as the best show to be produced this side of the border. It raises the bar of quality of Canadian product way higher....and I'm so glad.
Is it summer yet? I think I'm begining to show signs of HOW withdrawal symptoms. I for one will be so very glad when the new season arrives!
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Honestly after how anaemic last season was, I really didn't care much either way. I'll keep watching out of habit, but I won't lie: I'm still missing Lily Bell. And no character has ever come close to fill her shoes yet.
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I'm with you. I think I'm missing Miss Lily more than Mr. Bohanan. I'm optimistic that the writers will avoid any further curse of pox and pestilence and deliver 13 great series 4 episodes.
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I'm glad. I only found this show because it was on Saturday. There isn't much competition from other scripted shows and I do like westerns. I miss the classics like Bonanza, High Chaparral, and The Virginian. The difference between those and and the newer shows was that the heroes of the classic shows did not have any moral ambiguity.
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Fantastic news! I really did think the move to Saturday would be a death sentence. I'm thrilled AMC stuck by its show!
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I am ready to lay some tracks, yehaa.
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Best news I've heard this week! Even though the quality has gone down, I still love the show and hope season 4 is as good as the first season.
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Lol, my first reaction to reading this headline was "Oh thank god!".

If the show had ended on that note (I would call it a cliffhanger but it didn't seem nearly as exciting or tense enough to call it that) with Elam maybe being mauled by a bear and whatever misadventure Bohannon had gotten himself into...it would have been awful. But now I can relax knowing that Hell on Wheels will be back to resolve all of the above and more from season 3. Yay!
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MORMONS REJOICE!
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Yippie!!!!
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It's a great looking, well acted show that can be tedious to watch, as it is very character driven and a bit slow. I find i have to really be in the mood to watch. Though I do like it, if it had been canceled, I probably would not miss it. One thing i am not sure about, and I've yet to see the finale, but is he still out for revenge against those who killed his family or has that plot been derailed?

I also think the show proves that if you put something of quality on Saturday, people will find it and watch, so long as the network stands behind and promotes it.
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Best thing I've heard all day!
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Yeehaw!!
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Really surprised. I thought the move to Saturday was a death sentence. Might actually watch the DVR-ed season 3 now.
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Hell yeaaahhh!!
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Hey, Elam didn't get killed by a random bear. Alright!
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HURRAH!!
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I'm in the group that loved Season 3 and the finale. Thought the last episode left room for so many story lines. Looks like AMC agreed with 13 episodes. Loved this show for 3 years. Anson Mount is an incredibly charismatic actor and has made Cullen Bohannon the most iconic main character on television. So many stories are in the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, with the power struggles of the very rich and the chanes brought by the Industrial Revolution. So glad AMC listened to their viewers!
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This is awesome news! So glad to hear this, especially 13 episodes.
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Such, such awesome news!! I love this show. Season 3 was really good. This is a show that can probably labeled as a underdog & underrated show.
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Thank (insert religious being of your choice here)!!!!
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And as for the whole 'will you stay in on saturday nights to watch it' questions... Id watch Hell on Wheels if it aired at 3 a.m on a Wednesday. The best thing about it airing on Saturday is that you can DVR (or lets be real: download) and watch it when recovering from a hangover on Sunday.
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Very exciting news! I was worried that the lackluster Season 3 finale would be it, which would've been horrible.
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That's some very good news indeed, it may never reach the quality heights of deadwood, but it's quite entertaining to watch.
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