Gold Rush is a reality show on Discovery which follows several teams of miners as they hunt for gold in various locations in North America.
As of 2017, there have been seven seasons of the show which firs aired in December 2010, with one season a year. Several cast members have been on the show since the first season, including Todd Hoffman and his father Jack, and Jim Thurber.
Several other now prominent cast members joined in Season 2, including Parker Schnabel, Dave Turin, and Tony Beets. Read more
There have been various Gold Rush specials and aftershow episodes aired during the duration of the show’s run.
In March 2017, Discovery was set to air Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail — a three-part miniseries following Parker and a team as they follow the route of the legendary Klondike Gold Rush trail in Alaska.
Locations featured in the series include the Alaskan Panhandle, The Klondike, Oregon, Colorado and Guyana.
Gold Rush has proved a ratings winner for Discovery. The first season drew an average of 3.2million viewers, and viewer numbers peaked in Season 2 with an average of 4.59million viewers. Numbers still remain well above 3 million viewers an episode.