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Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 18 Oct 2021
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Gold Rush 12

Channel: Discovery Channel (DStv 121)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Reality

Gold Rush 12

The gold mining season is about to begin... and this year means war.

With the price of gold holding near record highs, each miner is battling to find and mine the best ground.

But with most of the good ground tied up, they are forced to dig deeper and go further into the wilderness in search of the motherlode.

This year mining prodigy Parker Schnabel finds himself with his back against the wall.

After years of growing gold totals, the 26-year-old is running out of ground - forcing him to gamble on a narrow paystreak that could be the richest he's mined.

But there's a big problem... it's more than 50 feet below the surface. To get down to paydirt he'll have to spend millions.

Will Parker finally stumble? Or will he notch another record breaking gold total?

As he taps out his Klondike claims, he also travels deep into the Alaskan wilderness in search of his next big claim.

Returning this season is King of the Klondike himself, Tony Beets, who has spent four decades building a family gold mining empire.

This year, he's putting it all on the line to cash in on his life's work with the goal of mining 9,000 ounces - worth upwards of $16-million at today's prices.

For most of Tony's career, he's been buying up gold-rich ground in the Yukon.

This season, Tony has big plans to re-open his Indian River operation and has spent more than $5-million in new gear to mine it and the Paradise Hill claims 24/7.

There is just one big problem: there is no water license on the Indian river.

Will all the pieces come together in time before the new season? And will Tony and his family be able keep up with the grueling work to mine that much gold?

Also returning this season is Rick Ness, who starts the year on a hot paystreak and ahead of schedule.

Rick is coming in swinging by doubling down and going for 2,000 ounces of gold, the most he's ever mined.

But Rick starts the season off as a captain without a crew.

Two of his key teammates don't return, leaving him to supersize his operation's horsepower to make up for the lack of manpower.

Rick breaks out a massive half million-dollar dozer - one of the biggest you can buy - as well a massive new excavator.

Will the comeback kid finally end up on top?

Meanwhile, special forces veteran Fred Lewis is also back.

After striking out in Oregon last season, Fred is driving into the Yukon with the dream to make it as a gold miner and provide a windfall for his all-veteran crew.

He cannot fail again.

Upon arriving in the Yukon, Fred reaches out to the only person he knows - Parker Schnabel.

Will Fred be able to muscle in on some ground in the Klondike?

This season of Gold Rush is unlike any other as each of the miners and their crews battle the odds and the elements in the hope of finding millions in gold.

There's a ground war in the inhospitable wilderness of the Klondike.

But one thing is certain, once gold fever strikes, these crews will never give up.

Come Dine with Me UK 7

Channel: eReality (Openview 108)
TX Time: 18h00
Genre: Reality, Food

Come Dine with Me UK 7

Five strangers come together to wine, dine and entertain each other in the hopes of taking home the big cash prize at the end of the week.

In the Season 7 premiere, "Watford": A week of competitive dining In Watford includes sumo wrestling, some very controversial opinions, a dash of DayGlo, a house full of dead animals, and some lettuce soup.

Taking part is bubbly stay-at-home mum Mandy Godman, the highly opinionated Danny Walsh, soft-hearted nursery nurse, Claire Scotchett, who likes all things gothic, and Perrie Dixon, a man whose taste in clothes is pure designer, and whose taste in home decor is kooky.


Channels in this post: Discovery Channel, eReality

Tags: Reality,Food


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