ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 1/27/13; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from History's press release, December 2012) After the boys from 'Bama test their mettle against the Guyanese jungle, the Amazon will never be the same. It will become the Bamazon! HISTORY's new adventure series, BAMAZON, follows eight determined Alabama construction workers as they trek into the dark heart of South America, hoping to strike it rich as upstart gold miners. But it won't be easy. Men have come to this unforgiving part of the world for centuries searching for El Dorado and most have gone home empty-handed, if they've survived the experience at all! BAMAZON premieres on HISTORY on Sunday, December 9, 10pm ET/9C. Some of the biggest undiscovered gold deposits in the world -- valued at well over $100 billion -- are believed to be in Guyana, South America. It's ready for the taking. But it's also hard to get to. This is untamed territory, with no roads, no infrastructure, and it's populated by deadly jaguars, vicious piranhas, malarial mosquitoes and 20-foot-long alligators. Setting up a mining operation here is pure folly. But the men of BAMAZON have nothing left to lose and everything to gain.