Thursday, April 18, 2013

'Rawhide' coming to AMC, and other news from the network

Saddle up, Clint Eastwood fans, because "Rawhide" is riding into Saturdays on AMC. (Sorry for all the puns. It's been one of those weeks.) The network will start airing the classic Western TV series this Saturday (April 20) from the very beginning, running them in multi-episode chunks starting in the morning. Check your listings.

"Rawhide," which aired from 1959-66 and launched Eastwood to stardom, follows the challenges of a cattle drive in the 1860s from San Antonio to Missouri. Eastwood played Rowdy Yates, sidekick to a trail boss played by Eric Fleming.



The announcement was made in tandem with news that AMC's original series "Hell on Wheels" will move to Western-themed Saturdays with its third-season premiere Aug. 3.

In other AMC news this week, "Breaking Bad" will start airing its final eight episodes Aug. 11. It will be followed by a half-hour live companion show, "Talking Bad," an after-show in the same vein as "Talking Dead" for "The Walking Dead."

And it announced a slate of new shows for spring and summer. You can read about those here.

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