Press Release

November 3, 2014

“Prospectors,” Returns to The Weather Channel With Season 3 Premiere on December 7, Featuring Colorful New Characters, Exciting New Claims and Big Paydays

Viewers Can Catch Up on Previous Seasons All Weekend Long Beginning Friday, Dec. 5

Join The Weather Channel on Sunday, December 7 for the return of its highest-rated original series, “Prospectors,” which follows a group of miners searching for the rarest gems in order to strike it rich. Season 3 brings back the original gang and adds a new family of miners into the mix as they conspire on the mountains of Colorado to seek their fortunes.

At 14,000 feet above sea level, there’s 50 percent less oxygen, and extreme weather is often these prospectors' worst enemy as they brave close-call lightning strikes, hurricane-force winds and dramatic temperature changes. But for those willing to battle the elements and confront the danger, some of the planet’s most rare and precious gems are just waiting to be unearthed - with huge paydays to accompany them. 

“Prospectors” is produced by High Noon Entertainment (“Dude You’re Screwed,” “Cake Boss”).

“Prospectors” Season 3 premieres Sunday, December 7 at 9:00 p.m. ET, followed by the Season 3 premiere of “Highway Thru Hell.”  Catch up on Seasons 1 & 2 of “Prospectors” with episodes airing throughout the weekend beginning Friday, December 5 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Enhanced Season 2 episodes will include special behind the scenes pop-up facts. See below for details:

  • Friday, December 5: 8 p.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Saturday, December 6: 2 p.m. – 3 a.m.
  • Sunday, December 7: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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