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[02/18/11 - 02:04 PM]
Discovery Channel Greenlights Second Seasons of "Gold Rush: Alaska" and "Flying Wild Alaska"
The series have averaged more than 3 million and 2 million viewers per premiere episode, respectively.

[via press release from Discovery]

DISCOVERY CHANNEL GREENLIGHTS SECOND SEASONS OF "GOLD RUSH: ALASKA" AND "FLYING WILD ALASKA"

(Silver Spring, Md.) - Hit series GOLD RUSH: ALASKA and FLYING WILD ALASKA have both been greenlit for a second season, announced Clark Bunting, President and General Manager, Discovery Channel. Both Friday night series have been ratings winners for the network, with GOLD RUSH: ALASKA the #1 new series on all of television on Friday nights*, and FLYING WILD ALASKA premiering on January 14 as the highest rated new series premiere in network history. The series have averaged more than 3 million and 2 million viewers per premiere episode, respectively.

GOLD RUSH: ALASKA, which wraps its regular season tonight, Friday, February 18 at 10PM ET/PT, follows six down-on-their-luck men who risk everything to strike it rich mining for gold in the wilds of Alaska. On Friday, February 25 at 10PM ET/PT, a one hour special, Full Disclosure, features never-before-seen footage and new interviews with the miners, who reflect on their time in Alaska and look forward to next mining season, which begins in the Spring.

"This group of everyday men have harnessed their hopes and dreams and combined it with ferocity of spirit in an attempt to rekindle the American Dream for their families," said Bunting. "GOLD RUSH: ALASKA reflects what many Americans are feeling right now, and it's clearly struck a chord with our audience. We can't wait to go mining with the Hoffmans again, on a renewed journey of blood, sweat and tears - and hopefully, to gold."

FLYING WILD ALASKA, airing on Fridays at 9PM ET/PT through March 18, follows the unconventional family that rules Alaska's most dangerous skies. Operating their family-run airline, the Twetos battle unforgiving Alaska weather and terrain to transport life's necessities to one of the most remote and extreme regions of America. From champion snow dogs bound for the Iditarod to medicine for sick children, the goods these courageous pilots deliver are crucial to everyday life for the isolated rural inhabitants of the Bering Sea coastline.

"FLYING WILD ALASKA was the highest-rated new series launch in the network's history," said Bunting. "Viewers have simply fallen in love with the quirky Tweto family and their intrepid team of pilots, and we're excited to see how much more they push the limits next season."





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