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[07/08/13 - 07:10 PM]
Q2 in Review: How 436 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date through the second quarter of 2013.

[04/02/13 - 06:07 PM]
Q1 in Review: How 280 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date for the first quarter of 2013.

[02/20/13 - 09:52 AM]
Spike TV's "Auction Hunters: Pawnshop Edition" and "Savage Family Diggers" Move to Saturdays Starting March 2nd
Said duo previously aired on Wednesdays at 9:00/8:00c and 10:00/9:00c, respectively.

[01/15/13 - 08:21 AM]
Video: Sneak Peek - "Auction Hunters: Pawnshop Edition" and "Savage Family Diggers"
Both series returns with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, January 30 beginning at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/17/12 - 09:11 AM]
"Savage Family Diggers" Premieres on Spike TV Wednesday, January 30 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT
The series was formerly known as "American Digger" on the cable channel.

[08/07/12 - 09:52 AM]
Spike TV Orders 26 Additional Episodes of "Auction Hunters" and 13 Episodes of "American Digger"
"We are thrilled to bring back new episodes of two of our most popular shows that speak to the network's mission of delivering bold, non-scripted entertainment with real stakes," said Sharon Levy.

[04/10/12 - 11:14 PM]
Q1 in Review/Q2 in Preview: MTV, Nickelodeon, OWN, Oxygen, Showtime, Spike TV, Starz & Syfy
A look at what's ahead on the cable channels, plus a recap of their ratings to date this year.

[02/29/12 - 08:01 AM]
Spike TV to Premiere First Ever Live Auction Event Wednesday, March 21 at 9:00 pm
The "Auction Hunters: Live" event will be followed by the series premiere of "American Digger."

[02/15/12 - 08:24 AM]
Spike TV's New Unscripted Series "American Digger" Premieres Tuesday, March 20 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT
The 13-episode series follows former professional wrestler-turned-modern-day relic hunter Ric Savage.

[01/30/12 - 09:32 AM]
Spike TV Announces the Pick-Up of Three New Non-Scripted Series, "Full Bounty," "Tattoo Nightmares" and "Rat Bastards"
Plus: look for 13 new episodes of the popular series, "World's Wildest Police Videos," which formerly aired on FOX.

[01/20/12 - 04:01 PM]
Electus Secures Global Distribution Rights for Spike TV's Reality Television Series Flip Men, American Digger and Car Lot Cowboy
"American Digger" and "Car Lot Cowboy" (formerly "Car Boss") are due in March and April, respectively.

[08/11/11 - 07:35 AM]
Spike TV Announces the Pick-Up of Four New Non-Scripted Original Series
Plus: freshman "Repo Games" has been picked up for another 20 episodes.







SAVAGE FAMILY DIGGERS (SPIKE TV)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
3/21/12 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (13 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its second season on 4/13/13; has yet to be renewed for a third season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Spike TV's press release, December 2012) Ric Savage returns to Spike TV, and this time he's bringing his entire family along for the second season of "Savage Family Diggers" (formerly known as "American Digger"), premiering on Wednesday, January 30 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT. The series follows American Savage, the digging company, led by Savage family patriarch and former professional wrestler-turned-modern-day relic hunter Ric, along with his wife Rita and sons G and Nick, on the search for historic treasure buried in the backyards of unsuspecting citizens nationwide. In the US, millions of historic relics, some of which have been untouched for centuries, lay buried in backyards and parking lots, waiting to be discovered and turned into profit. "Savage Family Diggers" features the Savage family trying to tap into those profits in a different city each week, including New Orleans, LA, Savannah, GA, Boston, MA, Miami, FL and Memphis, TN. Ric's vast knowledge of American History helps lead the team to properties, both residential and commercial, with the greatest potential for high value artifacts. After settling upon a potentially high yield location, the Savage family uses state-of-the-art metal detectors and the latest in ground penetrating radar technology to search for items, and, upon discovery, must convince reluctant property owners to let American Savage search and dig up their land using heavy-duty excavation equipment. The team sells any artifacts found for a substantial profit by consulting experts and scouring the antique and collectible markets, but not before negotiating a deal to divide the revenue with the property owners.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Ric Savage
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alex Eastburg as EIP (Spike TV)
· Dierdre Gurney as EP
· Scott Gurney as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Gurney Productions