The premiere of the second season of docu-drama series, Gunslingers, is on American Heroes Channel at 10:00. A look at some of the more prominent figures from the Old West. Tonight, the real Butch Cassidy
MGM HD has Michael Cimino’s 1980 four hour Western epic, Heaven’s Gate, about cattle wars in 1890s Wyoming, at 9:00 PT/midnight ET. The film went wildly over-budget, contributing to the ruin of its studio, United Artists, was panned by the critics, did no business at the box office and killed the director’s reputation. Time has been kinder with more positive reassessments of the film.
The third season premiere of Western, Hell on Wheels, the series about a confederate soldier out to avenge the death of his wife at the hands of Union solders while he works on the construction of the first transcontinental railroad following the Civil War, is on AMC at 9:00.
The fourth season premiere of Hell On Wheels is on AMC at 9:00. Western, set in 1865, about the people who built the first transcontinental railroad including a former Confederate soldier seeking revenge on the Union troops who killed his wife.