Continuing their perfect track record for taking a pilot to series, today AMC announced their pick-up of Hell on Wheels for a 10 episode run. The drama goes back to AMC’s roots in original programming by journeying back into the Western genre (their first original programming venture was Broken Trail) with the story of a former confederate soldier Cullen Bohannan (Anson Mount) whose quest for vengeance has led him westward to work on the construction of the first Transcontinental Railroad. It’s unclear when the series will air, and since 2011 will be crowded with new seasons of Breaking Bad, Mad Men and The Walking Dead, not to mention the premiere of The Killing, we may not see the series until 2012.
For news on Comedy Central’s renewal of their animated comedy Ugly Americans, hit the jump.
Today a press release revealed that Comedy Central has renewed the half-hour animated comedy Ugly Americans for a second season. The new season will be comprised of 14 episodes featuring the voice talents of stand-up comics like Natasha Leggero and Kurt Metzger. New episodes will begin airing in June 2011. While I haven’t had the chance to check out the series yet, I’ve heard some good things from trusted fans of good comedy. Anyone else care to comment?