It’s time for some sizzling summer news for all the Auction Hunters and American Digger fans out there. I’m talking about a double dose of sizzling good news. Spike TV has just picked up a fourth season of 26 episodes of Auction Hunters, and 13 episodes of American Digger.
Dust off that old shovel and find a nice patch of grass, because it’s time to dig, baby, dig. Sure, we’d all love to ride a backhoe and yell “yeehaw!” as we blaze down the dirt road looking for treasure, but first there a few things that need to be covered.
March 21 is going to be a very special night for SPIKE, and that’s just plain ol’ truth. First off, we have the Auction Hunters special live event airing at 9/8c, hosted by Mike Catherwood. As if that weren’t big enough, we also have SPIKE’s newest original series, American Digger, airing right after at 10/9c. So why exactly should you...
Spike TV travels around the country uncovering hidden treasure found in the backyards of everyday Americans in “American Digger.” This new unscripted original series follows former professional wrestler turned modern day relic hunter Ric Savage, as he and his team from American Savage target areas such as battlefields and historic sites in the hopes of striking it rich and capitalizing on unearthing and selling bits of American history. The only thing standing in their way are the homeowners themselves, who Savage must convince to allow them to dig up their property using state-of-the-art metal detectors and heavy-duty excavation equipment. What artifacts they find, they sell for a substantial profit, but not before negotiating a deal to divide the revenue with the property owners. The team from American Savage is comprised of recovery expert Rue Shumate, battlefield historian Bob Buttafuso, Ric’s wife Rita who manages the business and their 25-year old son Giuseppe, who provides tech support and is the “muscle” of the operation.