I am not a fan of reality television in the least, but this sounds pretty fantastic. The Discovery Channel has decided that modern-day viewers need to take a trip back in time, to find some treasure.
Six episodes of Wild West treasure hunter series Ghost Town Gold have been ordered by the network. The series will follow Brit Eaton and Scott Glaves as they scour Old West ghost towns, looking for artifacts that they can sell. Nice guys, Eaton and Glaves.
The show is described as being for history buffs as well as trash pickers. I did not realize those categories had a lot of overlap. During filming, the guys will visit ghost towns, abandoned mining camps and graveyards. Are we at the point where grave robbing is cool to air on TV?
Glaves and Eaton have 25 years cumulative experience playing low-rent Indiana Joneses, turning Western memorabilia into cool cash. The series is being produced by JWM Productions for Destination America. Bill Morgan and Jason Williams will executive produce with Eaton, Destination's Pamela Deutsch and Discovery.
The series will launch Thursday, November 15 at 10 p.m.
What do you think? Is this something you would give a chance or are you going to pass?