Discovery Channel’s No. 1-rated show, Gold Rush, will be back Oct. 17 for Season 5. Before that, however, the network is debuting two specials that offer inside looks at last season. Both specials air Aug. 19 beginning at 8pm ET/PT.
The first special, Parker’s Take, runs two hours and features Parker Schnabel (pictured) looking back at the end of Season 4, when he raked in an epic 1,000 ounces of gold (worth $1.4 million). Parker dishes out stories about what went on while filming these episodes, and also answers questions from fans.
Later, at 10pm ET/PT, the Heroes and Zeroes special features the top moments from last year, as well as an exclusive sneak peek at Season 5 of Gold Rush, which premieres Oct. 17. According to Discovery, in Season 5: “Big changes are coming for the crews – with the stakes and pressure to succeed higher than ever before. Will Todd Hoffman be able to resurrect his career and rise from the ashes? Was Parker’s success simply beginners luck? And what about mine boss Tony Beets? In the upcoming season, Tony buys a 75-year-old floating gold dredge which he intends to rebuild. It’s a wreck, and a huge risk. Will the investment pay out, or will he be left standing in the dust? Season 5 of Gold Rush will bring new crews, new machines and bold challenges.”
Gold Rush: Parker’s Take premieres Aug. 19 at 8pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel.
Gold Rush: Heroes and Zeroes premieres Aug. 19 at 10pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel.