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Is There A New Episode Of Gold Rush Tonight? (December 17, 2021)

The premise of Discovery reality series "Gold Rush" is essentially outlined in its title — its 12 seasons and various spinoffs all chronicle the efforts of a few different groups of gold miners to strike it rich, as many over the course of history have tried before them. For most of its run, Parker Schnabel and Rick Ness, who have been around since its earliest days, have remained at the show's center. Various other personalities, like recent addition Fred Lewis, have rounded out the series' main cast over the years.

Most recently, in Season 12 Episode 12, Parker decides to shut down his Slucifer wash plant in order to focus its crew on a promising site he nicknamed Mud Mountain. Rick, meanwhile, returns to a failed dig site from last season and ends up more successful this time around. Finally, Fred sends his stepson to work with Tony Beets.

Given that regularly scheduled TV programming often ceases at various points throughout the December Holiday season, fans of "Gold Rush" may be wondering whether or not a new episode will air tonight, on December 17.

A new episode of Gold Rush will premiere on December 17

Typically, Discovery provides few details as to the contents a given week's new episode of "Gold Rush" in advance of its premiere date. How each of the previous episode's storylines might continue in Season 12 Episode 13 of "Gold Rush," then, remains largely under wraps. That said, in spite of this relative lack of information about the upcoming episode, it appears that a new episode of "Gold Rush" will indeed air in its usual timeslot tonight.

As has become standard for the network, Discovery's programming schedule for the evening of December 17 features a block of "Gold Rush" episodes beginning at 4 p.m. EST. Last week's new episode, "Robbing Parker to Pay Parker," will air in the 7 p.m. EST timeslot, capping off a series of reruns comprised of the four most recent episodes this season. A new episode of "Gold Rush" will then premiere in its typical, weekly timeslot. So, "Gold Rush" fans wanting a first look at the latest in the series' ongoing gold mining drama should tune into Discovery tonight, December 17, at 8 p.m. EST.