‘Gold Rush Alaska’ Season 2 Premieres October 28th

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 12:24 pm,

gold rush season 2 premiere Gold Rush Alaska Season 2 Premieres October 28th

The Hoffman’s are attempting finish the job they started last year, as Discovery Channel’s Friday night ratings smash Gold Rush Alaska returns for a second season, starting October 28.

Flying high from Gold Rush Alaska season 1, which averaged around 3.78 million viewers per episode, Todd Hoffman and company are returning to the familiar Porcupine Creek, in an attempt to retrieve all of the gold they had to leave behind.

With only $20,000 worth of gold making its way out of the ground last year, and a glory hole (snicker!) full of gold waiting for them, nothing’s going to stop the crew from returning to rightfully claim it as their own. Of course, after already putting everything on the line for last year’s trip, it’s going to take some major sacrificing to find the money to get them back to Alaska.

Not only is everyone selling everything they own, but the Hoffmans are also leveraging the small airport they own – all for a second chance at gold mining. With the steep learning curve all but conquered, mining this year should be a walk in the park. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.

While things start out smoothly, and the gold starts flowing, certain unforeseen circumstances threaten to jeopardize the entire mining season. As time starts to slip away, everyone is forced to come up with a new plan to salvage their gold rush – and ultimately, their lives.

You can view the teaser trailer below:

Even though Gold Rush Alaska season 2 will pick up right before the second mining season begins, fans don’t have to worry about missing anything that may have transpired between seasons. Serving as a special supplemental episode, Discovery will air “The Off-Season” on Friday, October 28, at 8pm, which will show viewers all of the hard work that was put in to making it sure that they strike it rich this season.

Considering the first season of Gold Rush Alaska proved to be a compelling story about families attempting to achieve the American dream, one can only assume that the second season will be the same. With even more on the line, and everyone (hopefully) knowing what they’re doing, it should be interesting to see what they can accomplish this year.


Gold Rush Alaska season 2 premieres Friday, October 28 @9pm.

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  1. Great show ,gives Hope to people who are living on the edge. Can’t wait to see season 2! BA.

  2. I cant wait to see this seasons failures, catastrophes and utter folly. I can only hope the old man gets a job doing voice over ads for Taco Bell with his velvety golden vocals.


    • LOL,,,,,,,, that was classic

    • LoL, that voice is worse then stepping on a cat!

  3. As a fellow placer prospector, I hope they do well. I enjoy not only the story line, but also the technical aspects, and view this program partially as a documentary. Making mental notes of their pitfalls (to avoid doing the same), and gleaning sound advice, I hope to make our own venture more successful.

  4. Thought they lost their land at end of yr?the land owners buddy was taking it over

  5. I like the show’s concept, but I have to say it was, in my opinion, the most frustrating show on television. I was tuning into every episode in the first half of the season hoping we would finally see some gold (or at least some mining) but due to one thing or another (be it mechanical or drama)…no gold! I lost hope halfway through the season until the finale promo came on.

    I hope things improve this season. I’ll be watching, that is unless we have a repeat of last season in the first couple episodes.


  7. I can’t help but wonder how much help their getting behind the sences from the Discovery Channel and is Discovery paying them anything. I hope so. How much is contrived as well.

  8. I have a problem with any reality show that lies. I have read many stories about this show and on comment that comes up a lot is conflicting “truths” I would have like the show if it was an accurate version of a real struggle. But they are getting paid to do this show he even stated in one of his comments that the show is the real gold mind. So bottom line its just another soap so be careful what you believe of it.

  9. Instead of using a wash plant, they need to run the dirt through Thurber’s mustache!

  10. WOW … I am hooked… but my hubby says they are taking a lot of safey risk on this show when equipment breaks down.

    I am sure they are all paid by the Reality show for appeaing on tv so I would think they have made up the 250K they are in the red to start.

    Just face it … anything they find is grave after the pay day from the Reality show Discovery??? They normally pay them per episode.

    But, I do love this show.

  11. I can’t wait for the new season, I would love to have the cahounas to do somthing like this, I really appreciate the value of a show like this at this particular time in America!!! This is what freedom is all about!!!
    Thanks for the Great show James, LoUiSiAna….

  12. Anguilla is like a dream.
    If you never been to Anguilla, it is time to make that change.
    Anguilla is a lot more then beaches and hotels and villas.
    I love Anguilla.
    I can not wait to get back to Anguilla.
    I wish I cound stay in Anguilla all year.
    Anguilla is a great place to vist and the worst place to leave.
    Why can I not find more info on Anguilla.
    I need a trip to Anguilla.

  13. Me and many of my friends really enjoy the show and all the characters in it,jsut if yall could do a voice over on the dad would even be better lol good luck finding the GOLD!

  14. uhhh, hello, it’s a scripted show…that means it is not a “realty series” you cannot assume any of it is true, or that they actors invested even one penny of their own money it this, and the drama of season 2 is even more contrived. They “lost everything” in the first season, so what is this? Suddenly they own and airport? c’mon.

  15. I don’t see success.

  16. I guarantee,that Glory Hole wouldn’t be hole anymore,it’d be Glory Full! Full of the biggest boulders possible,AND dirt,for Ol’Dakota Fred! What a weasel that old man is,if he’s HAD the offer to buy that mine for years. It just so happened he decided to buy it after those guys got down to pay dirt. SORRY MOVE Fred. SORRY

  17. It’s hilarious Of course they make money from the show. Let’s face it no group could be so stupid unless they were being paid to be so. BUT it’s good entertainment, so I guess they have already struck gold

  18. Love the show would like to see Parker get on the gold. Now thats a hard working kid. Good luck

  19. hope ya all have good luck cant wait till oct 28th