‘Gold Rush’: How Many Seasons and Spin-Offs Does Show Have?

by Joe Rutland

“Gold Rush” is one of the most popular shows on the Discovery Channel. It even has produced spin-offs. So, how long has it been on the air?

Also, Outsiders probably want to know how many spin-offs have come off “Gold Rush” during its run?

Let’s take a look at the show’s tenure. The original show has been on for 11 seasons, a total of 258 episodes. It follows the gold-mining efforts of a number of families around the Klondike region of Dawson City, Yukon, Canada. Also, earlier seasons showed gold miners at work in South America and western North America.

‘Gold Rush’ Starts Up Another Spin-off With ‘Winter’s Fortune’

Before looking at the total spin-offs from the show, there will be a new one called “Winter’s Fortune.” According to Discovery Channel, the show is a “first-ever look inside the ‘high-stakes gambles of the gold-mining offseason’ as one mining season ends and the fight for the next one begins.”

Tony Beets, Rick Ness, Dave Turin, Fred Lewis, and Dustin Hurt are expected to have roles in this new show.

Now, what about those other spin-offs? They are “White Water,” “Dave Turin’s Lost Mine,” “Freddy Dodge’s Mine Rescue,” “Bering Sea Gold,” “Flying Wild Alaska,” and “Jungle Gold.” So, that’s seven spin-offs including the new one from the “Gold Rush” original.

Beets, Parker Schnabel, Rick Ness, Roger Schnabel, Fred Dodge, and Chris Doumitt are the current regular cast members on the popular Discovery Channel show. You can watch all-new “Gold Rush” shows on Fridays at 8 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central. “Gold Rush” also is available through numerous streaming services, too.

Ness Knows About Being Outsider In Cutthroat Industry

Now Ness is a former musician. He got his start on “Gold Rush” with very little experience in the industry.

However, he did have some knowledge of heavy machinery from working at his family’s construction company

“It was a bit like getting thrown to the wolves,” Ness said in an exclusive interview with Outsider’s Matthew Wilson. “On ‘Gold Rush’ that year, how it was shone, it was pretty bad. I made a lot of mistakes. And it was very apparent that I had a lot to learn.”

Since getting his start during the third season, Ness has steadily risen through the ranks. These days, the reality star has his own team and stake, looking for that elusive gold. Ness said he went on the show with the intention of learning as much as possible.

“Honestly, I guess when I decide to do something, pretty much I’m either all in or I’m all out,” Ness said. “That’s how I’ve always been. When I decided that this is something I want to do, I just put myself all in on it.”