Gold Rush Is Going Live

Parker Schnabel and Gold Rush are going live on Feb. 16. (DISCOVERY CHANNEL)

We have a profile of the new spinoff series of Gold Rush that features “Dakota” Fred Hurt in our February issue, and here’s a big announcement from our friends at the Discovery Channel:

(LOS ANGELES) – The miners are at war with the rivalry reaching new heights. Discovery Channel announced today that it will broadcast a live ‘GOLD RUSH’ special with an announcement that will forever change the network’s #1-rated show. Hosted by TV personality and singer/songwriter Matt Rogers, ‘GOLD RUSH LIVE’ will air live on Discovery Channel on Friday, February 16 at 8 PM ET/PT. The episode will be followed by all-new episodes of ‘GOLD RUSH’ at 9 PM ET/PT and ‘GOLD RUSH: WHITE WATER’ at 10 PM ET/PT.

The gloves are off as Rogers sits down with mine bosses Tony Beets, Parker Schnabel and Todd Hoffman to get their unfiltered thoughts. Plus, there will be surprise guests, fun games and other unexpected moments.

Anything can happen in this special one-hour live broadcast where the miners will dish stories about what really went down and discuss season highlights as they field real-time audience phone calls and Facebook questions throughout the broadcast.