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[04/27/16 - 12:58 PM]
AMC's "Hell on Wheels" Will Reach the End of the Line with the Final Seven Episodes Beginning Saturday, June 11 at 9 PM ET
The show's swan song will be followed by the series premiere of the Robert Redford and Stephen David-produced limited event series "The American West."

[07/31/15 - 03:31 PM]
AMC Places Straight-to-Series Order for "The West" (WT) from Executive Producers Robert Redford and Stephen David Entertainment
In addition, AMC announced today that "The Making of The Mob," also executive produced by Stephen David Entertainment.

[04/03/14 - 08:59 AM]
Discovery Channel Unveils 2014-2015 Upfront Slate
Highlights include the new scripted entry "The West," from Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn's Sundance Productions.

[12/17/13 - 07:56 AM]
Discovery Channel Greenlights Production of Factual Series "The West"
The series will provide unprecedented access into the wilderness, frontier lawlessness, and bloodshed of the 40 years between the end of the American Civil War and after the turn of the 20th Century, when the west was won.







AMERICAN WEST, THE (AMC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/11/16 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 7/30/16; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from AMC's press release, April 2016) AMC announced today that the original series "Hell on Wheels" is set to premiere the last seven episodes of its fifth and final season on Saturday, June 11 at 9 PM, followed by the series premiere of the Robert Redford and Stephen David ("The Men Who Built America," "The World Wars") produced limited event series "The American West" at 10 PM, making Saturday nights on AMC must-watch television for Western fans. Spanning the years 1865 to 1890, "The American West," will show how - in the aftermath of the Civil War - the United States transforms into the "land of opportunity." Viewers will be transported into the violent world of cowboys, Indians, outlaws and law men. The 8-episode limited event series chronicles the personal, little-known stories of Western legends such as Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull. The series features exclusive interviews with notable names from classic Western films, including Redford, James Caan, Burt Reynolds, Tom Selleck, Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Harmon, Ed Harris and more.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Laura Michalchyshyn as EP
· Robert Redford as EP
· Stephen David as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Stephen David Entertainment
· Sundance Productions