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AMC's 'Hell on Wheels' to end at five

Cullen Bohannon, played by Anson Mount, in a

Cullen Bohannon, played by Anson Mount, in a scene from " Hell On Wheels" Season 1, Episode 1 . Credit: AMC

AMC's "Hell on Wheels" will end at five seasons, the network announced.

 A total of fourteen episodes will air over the next two summers - seven next summer, and seven in the summer of 2016.  (So two more seasons? Call it what you like -- AMC is sticking with "one.") 

AMC President Charlie Collier said “We look forward to appropriately honoring ‘Hell on Wheels’ in this final season. Enormous thanks to the terrific writers, cast and crew for all they have achieved and for all that lies ahead in the Wild West.”

 "Wheels" -- since moving to Saturdays -- has actually done quite well for AMC,  delivering about 3.4 million viewers on what the network accurately describes as "the most challenging night of the week for television."  AMC didn't offer a summer start date, but the current season, still ongoing, began in early August and ends  Nov. 22.  

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