- Last Updated: 10:43 PM, July 17, 2012
- Posted: 10:29 PM, July 17, 2012
Discovery is going the aftershow route — a la Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” and AMC’s “Talking Dead” — with its “Gold Rush” episode airing Aug. 17 at 9 p.m.
The episode, entitled “The Jungle,” will detail what happens when frozen ground forces Todd Hoffman and his crew out of the Klondike for the winter — with Hoffman turning his attention way down south to a tip on a claim in Guyana (on the northern coast of South America), with Hoffman and crew making the 4,600-mile trip from Sandy, Oregon to see if there’s viable mining in the region.
Following the episode, at 10 p.m., “Gold Rush” executive producer Christo Doyle will host the aftershow, in which Hoffman and his crew will talk about what you didn’t see in the 9 p.m. “Jungle” episode, with more info on why Hoffman thought he could even mine in Guyana, what happened after the trip and whether they’ll go back and mine after the Klondike freezes again.
The aftershow will be filmed next week. Doyle, by the way, hosted the previous “Gold Rush” aftershows in Season 2.
“Gold Rush” is one of Discovery’s top-rated shows, averaging over 5 million viewers last season.
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TV classic “All in the Family,” which premiered on CBS in 1971 with star Carroll O’Connor as bigoted Queens warehouse drone Archie Bunker, is getting the DVD treatment with a ginormous, all-encompassing box set.
Shout! Factory will release “All in the Family: The Complete Series,” this October. The set, which must weigh about 86 pounds, is comprised of 28 DVDs that contain not only all 213 episodes of “All in the Family,” but the series pilot, “Justice For All,” the second pilot, “Those Were the Days” and the pilots for spinoffs “Gloria,” “Archie Bunker’s Place” and “704 Hauser.”
And, to quote those late-night hucksters: But wait, that’s not all!
Also included is a 40-page collective book, a new interview with series creator Norman Lear and the documentaries “Those Were The Days: The Birth of ‘All in the Family’ ” and “The Television Revolution Begins: ‘All in the Family’ is On the Air.”
The series, which ran from 1971-79, starred Carroll O’Connor as Archie Bunker, Jean Stapleton as his dim-bulb wife Edith, Rob Reiner as son-in-law Mike “Meathead” Stivic and Sally Struthers as Archie’s daughter (and Mike’s wife), Gloria. Among its other spinoffs were “Maude” and “The Jeffersons.”
It’s also responsible for what many believe to be the longest-sustained laughter in sitcom history (in a scene in which Archie is heard flushing the upstairs toilet).
The box set will be released Oct. 30.
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Disney XD had the best week in its history last week — and that includes its 10 years as Toon Disney.
Disney XD posted record numbers in kids 2-11 (total day), kids 6-14, kids 6-11 and tweens 9-14, helped by shows including “Lab Rats,” “Kickin’ It” and “Pair of Kings.”
It also registered double-digit increases over its year-ago averages across-the-board.
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Last, but not least:
* Brooklyn’s Peter Luger steakhouse is featured on this Sunday’s episode of “United States of Steak” (10 p.m. on Destination America) . . . Brooks Firestone, father of former “Bachelor” star Andrew Firestone — and the author of a new memoir, “Evensong” — is getting feelers from several networks regarding a reality show encompassing his family (four children and 13 grandkids).