TV News: AMC Renews ‘Hell on Wheels’ For Second Season

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CHICAGOAMC has had quite the up and down year for itself. While the basic cable network has had some behind the scenes struggles with some of its hit shows (including contract struggles for “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead” showrunner Frank Darabont stepping down this past summer), the network has still had good enough ratings to renew all four of its series that ran during 2011.

Following in suite with “The Killing,” “Breaking Bad,” and “The Walking Dead,” AMC’s original series “Hell on Wheels” was renewed for a second season this morning by AMC, after the show received enough viewers throughout its first season to become the second highest rated drama in AMC history. The show has averaged 3.2 million viewers per week, 1.5 million of which is adults from the ages of 25-54.

Starring Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, and Common, “Hell on Wheels” is the story of post-Civil War America through the eyes of ex-confederate soldier Cullen Bohannan. The story follows Bohannan on his quest to find the Union soldiers who killed his wife and get his revenge.

“Hell on Wheels” is still airing on AMC, and the finale of the first season of the show will premiere on Sunday January 15 at 9 p.m. CST. But fans of the drama can watch the final three episodes with the knowledge that they will not be the shows last minutes.

HollywoodChicago.com staff writer Tim Martens

By TIM MARTENS
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HollywoodChicago.com
tim@hollywoodchicago.com

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