BERING SEA GOLD Returns to Discovery 8/22
The ambitious treasure hunters are back at it again. Life isn't easy for the gold dredgers in the frontier town of Nome, Alaska. But that doesn't stop them from hunting gold in one of the world's most inhospitable places - the bottom of the frozen Bering Sea beneath four feet thick sheets of ice. From Original Productions, creators of the multiple Emmy Award-winning series DEADLIEST CATCH, the fourth season of Bering Sea Gold premieres Friday, August 22, at 9 PM E/P on the Discovery Channel.
To the Nome dredging fleet, gold equals freedom. This year, the fortune seekers head out in search of the American dream - each determined to top last year's record-setting gold haul. But can they put their personal battles aside, withstand the arctic environment and concentrate on finding treasure?
After establishing herself as a successful captain, 26-year-old Emily Riedel is back at it again with a brand new, expensive state-of-the-art ice dredge. Facing major debt, Emily is feeling the pressure to find gold fast and prove that her success as Nome's first and only female dredge owner was not a fluke. Meanwhile, Emily's eccentric father, Steve Riedel, is sidelined and planning his ultimate comeback after bottoming out and losing his dredge to the repo man. The Pomrenke duo are back at it as well - this father/son team pulled in a record-setting haul last summer but Shawn Pomrenke, the self-proclaimed "Mr. Gold," has never succeeded under the ice. This year's ice season crews include:
· The Shamrock: Shawn Pomrenke and his dad Steve are fixtures in Nome year-round, running their increasingly successful mining company. However, the guys have never had a lot of success during the winter dredging season - with sub-zero temperatures and snow storms hammering their crew. Also, Shawn can be short-tempered and combative which doesn't help. Can he keep his cool even when the going gets tough?
· The Reaper: Having severed ties with Steve Riedel, the fighting Kelly's are keeping it in the family this season. Sons Kris and Andy are working with their dad, Brad, but there's one big problem. They rarely see eye-to-eye. Let the fighting begin!