'Gold Rush: South America': Todd Hoffman checks in from the jungle

On Friday, Aug. 2, Discovery continues to mine its gold-mining franchises with the premiere of "Gold Rush: South America," in which the miners that America has come to know and love in Alaska and northern Canada seek new ventures to pursue their goals.The limited summer series follows all three familiar crew leaders -- Todd Hoffman, Dakota Fred Hurt and young Parker Schnabel -- as they go to extremes to continue their dreams.Preceding it is an episode of the behind-the-scenes series "Gold Rush: The Dirt," with "Gold Rush" executive producer Christo Doyle, which picks up where the last season of "Gold Rush" left off. Doyle talks to the miners and production crew, to preview "Gold Rush: South America."Another installment of "The Dirt," airing on Aug. 30, looks back at "GR: SA" and previews the next season of "Gold Rush."Off all the miners in "GD: SA," Hoffman goes the farthest, assembling his skeleton crew -- including dad,...



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