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[07/26/12 - 11:59 AM]
Discovery's "Gold Rush" Is Back for a Pair of Summer Specials on Friday, August 17
"The Jungle" and "Aftershow" will air back-to-back beginning at 9:00/8:00c on Discovery.

[via press release from Discovery]

Discovery's "GOLD RUSH" Back for Summer Specials

The Hoffman crew is back for two all-new summertime specials. But this time, it's not the gold of the klondike they're after...

GOLD RUSH: THE JUNGLE

Premieres Friday, August 17th at 9PM E/P

With frozen ground forcing the Hoffman crew out of the Klondike for the winter, Todd Hoffman turns his attention south. He gets a hot tip on a claim in Guyana, South America, where a full-fledged gold rush is underway. The country produces 400,000 ounces of gold per year - legally. The true number could be as much as double that. If the Hoffmans can pull off Todd's daring plan and mine a claim there, they would be able to trade a four-month mining season up north to year-round operation in the jungle. Todd and a small scouting team take the 4,600 mile trip from Sandy, Oregon to Guyana, South America to see if mining there really is viable. The crew gets caught up in a shady business deal, treks through snake infested jungle and makes their way up deadly rivers in a 'no guts no glory' adventure. But are they really ready to trade permafrost for torrential rain... and worse?

GOLD RUSH: AFTERSHOW

Premieres Friday, August 17th at 10PM E/P

After the Arctic winds and frozen ground forced Todd Hoffman and his crew to shut down gold mining operations in the Klondike, he sets his sights on a different location - a claim that could be mined 365 days a year in the small South American nation of Guyana. Hoffman gathered a small team and went on a scouting mission to see if mining there could be viable - but it didn't exactly go according to plan. In GOLD RUSH: AFTERSHOW, hosted by Executive Producer Christo Doyle, hear directly from Todd Hoffman and his crew as they talk about the challenges, conflicts and triumphs they faced on their prospecting trip. In revealing interviews, behind the scenes moments and stories that have never been told before, this one-hour special uncovers even more about the men willing to risk everything to fulfill their dreams of striking gold. And Hoffman finally answers the question on everyone's mind: will he uproot his crew and trade the Klondike for Guyana?





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[07/29/15 - 10:02 AM]
MTV Announces Season Two Pick-Up for "Scream" During Summer TCA Presentation
Plus: the network sets return dates for "Finding Carter" and "Ridiculousness."

[07/29/15 - 09:01 AM]
FX Networks Launches Emojis Based on Hit Original Series
"Archer," "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia," "The Strain," "Man Seeking Woman" and "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" are among the initial offerings.

[07/29/15 - 08:40 AM]
"Talent" and "Hollywood Game Night" Are the #1-2 Shows of the Night on the Big 4 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 28.

[07/29/15 - 08:40 AM]
NBC Confirms "Welcome to Sweden" Exit, "Hollywood Game Night" Repeats to Fill Slot
Plus: look for the "Mr. Robinson" one-hour premiere to rebroadcast Sunday, August 9 at 7:00/6:00c.

[07/29/15 - 08:33 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Stays on Top with "America's Got Talent"
Plus: "Zoo" on CBS rises to match its series high among adults 18-49.

[07/29/15 - 08:20 AM]
Animal Planet Statement Re: Kipenzi the Giraffe
"Like our friends and fellow animal lovers at the Dallas Zoo and around the world, Animal Planet is completely heartbroken after learning of the tragic news of Kipenzi's death."

[07/29/15 - 07:43 AM]
HGTV Delivers Its Highest-Rated July Ever
HGTV spins the numbers for the month to date.

[07/29/15 - 07:35 AM]
truTV Announces Fall Lineup, Including Highly Anticipated "Funny or Die's Billy on the Street" and First-Ever "Impractical Jokers LIVE Punishment Special" Hosted by Howie Mandel
Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Anna Kendrick and Julianne Moore are among those featured in the new season of the former.

[07/29/15 - 07:16 AM]
Video: "Kendra on Top" Supertease - Season Four Premieres Friday, August 21 at 10PM ET/PT on WE tv
The series will move to its regularly scheduled timeslot Fridays at 9:00/8:00c on WE tv, beginning with the second episode.

[07/29/15 - 07:12 AM]
Sam Kass Named NBC News Senior Food Analyst
Kass will make his first on-air appearance in this role tomorrow, Thursday, July 30 on "Today."

[07/29/15 - 06:30 AM]
Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars) Returns to "Suits" Wednesday, August 12 at 9/8c
In season four, Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) met Claire in a flashback to his days as a bike messenger.

[07/29/15 - 06:04 AM]
Two New Dramatic Pilots, "Casanova" and "Sneaky Pete," will Debut August 7 on Amazon in the US, UK and Germany
Giovanni Ribisi toplines the latter project, originally filmed for CBS earlier this year.

[07/28/15 - 04:55 PM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions Bring the Grindhouse Genre to Television with New 13-Episode Scripted Series "Blood Drive"
Set in a near-apocalyptic future, the project centers around LA's last good cop who is forced to join a twisted, gory cross-country death race - with cars powered by blood and a dangerous femme fatale partner who sees people as fuel.

[07/28/15 - 03:55 PM]
Megastars Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige Ease on Down the Road in NBC's "The Wiz Live!"
Queen Latifah stars as the titular Wiz with Blige as Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West.

[07/28/15 - 02:18 PM]
Kari Byron and Tory Belleci Explore the Science Behind the World's Wildest Thrill Rides on Travel Channel's New Series "Thrill Factor"
In this 10-part half-hour series, hosts and thrill seekers Kari Byron and Tory Belleci take viewers along for the ride as they explore the exciting world of thrill rides, waterslides and heart-pounding experiences around the globe through a scientific lens.