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AMC Renews Hell on Wheels for Fifth and Final Season

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The gritty Western drama, which has become a Saturday night hit, will see its final season split in half.

AMC announced today that Hell on Wheels will be returning for a fifth and final season of 14 episodes.

Seven new episodes will air next summer, with the final seven episodes of the series following in the summer of 2016. This splitting-in-two of the final season seems to be AMC's go-to format for finishing off their dramas, as they've now done it with both Breaking Bad and Mad Men.

Hell on Wheels, which has flown under the radar for the past few seasons, has become a sleeper hit on Saturday nights where it's delivered an average of 3.4 million viewers.

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alycakes2154d ago

I'm one of those people home on Saturday nights and I've enjoyed this show very much. It was a little slow in the beginning and strange to say the least but the characters were very colorful and interesting. I think I'm going to miss it a little.