November 09, 2012 10:34am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Discovery Channel Orders Wild West Treasure Hunter Series 'Ghost Town Gold' (Exclusive)
Discovery is going on a modern-day treasure hunt.
The network has picked up six episodes of Wild West treasure hunter series Ghost Town Gold, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
The six-part series will follow modern-day explorers Brit Eaton and Scott Glaves as they search for priceless treasures from the Old West that they can turn for a profit.
Described as part history buffs, part pickers, the duo will visit old ghost towns, abandoned mining camps and industrial graveyards as they search for treasures from another era. The pair has more than 25 years of experience collecting and selling Western memorabilia, with a collection that includes priceless whiskey bottles, old revolvers and one-of-a-kind branding irons.
Ghost Town Gold, produced by JWM Productions for Destination America, the series will launch Thursday, Nov. 15 at 10 p.m., with an encore airing of the series starting Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 10 p.m. on Destination America. JWM's Bill Morgan and Jason Williams will exec produce alongside Eaton and Discovery and Destination's Pamela Deutsch.
The series comes after Discovery's similarly themed Moonshiners scored its highest ratings to date on Wednesday, averaging 3 million total viewers and pushing the network to lead cable in total viewers, men 25-54, men 18-49 and men 18-34.