AMC has picked up “Hell on Wheels” for a fourth season following a solid run on Saturday nights earlier this year.
Season 4 will bring back John Wirth as executive producer and showrunner, and it’s also getting a bigger episode order — 13 instead of 10. It’s scheduled to return to AMC in 2014.
“John Wirth and his team on both sides of the camera delivered a remarkable third season and ‘Hell On Wheels’ fans responded,” AMC president Charlie Collier says. “We are so proud of this show and congratulate everyone who has contributed to its success.”
AMC moved the show to Saturdays this season in hopes that it would cap off a full day of westerns on the channel. The move worked, as “Hell on Wheels” averaged more viewers (3.3 million) for Season 3 than it had the previous season, when it aired on Sunday night.