‘Gold Rush’ Star Returning Tonight for the First Time in Years

by Joe Rutland

Buckle up, “Gold Rush” fans, because an old friend is returning to your TV sets for a Friday night catchup session on “The Dirt.”

Todd Hoffman, who did quite well while mining for gold on the show, makes an appearance. He will be on “The Dirt” with his father Jack and sons Hunter and Thurber.

What will they talk about on the Discovery Channel show? Their eight-year journey in the gold mines of Alaska.

Take a look at this clip from the show that was released by Christo Doyle, founder of Public School Productions, earlier this week. Doyle also is the original host of “The Dirt” as well as an expert on all things “Gold Rush.”

“The Dirt” follows a Season 12 episode for “Gold Rush” on Friday night on the Discovery Channel.

‘Gold Rush’ Star May Talk About Spin-Off From Original Discovery Show

“Gold Rush” runs at 8 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central. “The Dirt” pops up at 9 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. Central.

Parker Schnabel, Tony Beets, Rick Ness, and Fred Lewis are gunning for gold with their teams. So, Outsiders, if you are so inclined, set up time on Friday night for these two shows.

Todd Hoffman might also talk about his new show, “Hoffman Family Gold,” which follows him and his crew. In the show that’s slated to appear in early 2022, they are all up at a distressed mine in Nome, Alaska. Todd is tossing all of his savings in there with hopes of scoring a big find.

No set starting date, though, has been set for the spin-off. Stay tuned, Outsiders, for news of that premiere episode.

The last time we saw Hoffman, he was chasing a singing career.

All of this happened after he left “Gold Rush” to pursue a different path of success.

Hoffman Said He Had Started Getting Serious Offers In His Singing Career

He did talk about his new career on “Gold Rush,” though.

Hoffman said he actually was starting to get some serious offers.

“Laugh if you want,” he said. But Hoffman has some videos of him singing cover versions of songs on his YouTube page.

Is this going to be a winning trek for him? “Who knows?” Hoffman said. “Stranger things have happened. I want to break it big. I want to hit it out of the park.”

Hoffman was eyeing his next career, but one of his “Gold Rush” buddies didn’t think much of it.

Freddy Dodge said that Hoffman was a dreamer. “He sets goals that are way too big sometimes,” Dodge said. “But that’s what dreamers do.”

In conclusion, Hoffman said he was going to work on his TV production company, ZUM Media.