After a warm reception from viewers, mining reality TV show Fool’s Gold is back for a second season, which will see the ragtag mining crew set out to extract 100 oz. gold from the historic Straw Lake Beach gold mine in Kenora, Ont.
The show’s Shotgun Exploration team is headed by the property’s owner and long-time Northern Miner reader Todd Ryznar, who left real estate appraisal to get into prospecting a decade ago. The crew also features foreman Roj “The Gambler,” journeyman Jimmy “The Builder,” and machine operator Grizz “The Outlaw,” as well as “Young Guns” Mikey and Matt.
The latest 12-episode season promises a lot of drama, as the team regroups after a lean winter and considers a sketchy smelting process, learns how to handle new equipment and hunts for gold veins.
The first season was the top entertainment specialty program in its timeslot, according to producers Discovery Canada and Essential Media Canada. The show has also been distributed to the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Africa.
In Canada, Fool’s Gold airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery Channel.