National Geographic is yet to renew Yukon Gold for season 5

The release date for Yukon Gold season 5 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Yukon Gold season 5 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. National Geographic is yet to make a decision on its future. Subscribe to our automatic updates below.

Summary and basic info

Yukon Gold is a Canadian reality TV show that follows mining crews as they search for gold during the four-month Yukon mining season. In the U.S., National Geographic acquired the series and aired the premiere episode of season 1 on March 13, 2013. Yukon Gold season 4 returned to National Geographic on February 17, 2016. The show is exec produced by David Paperny, Cal Shumiatcher, Audrey Mehler and Beth Wichterich and hails from Paperny Entertainment.

Once a year teams of placer mining crews spend four months searching for gold in the Yukon region. Yukon Gold exposes the unforgiving landscapes, and 18-hour days of modern-day miners hoping to strike it rich. Drama unfolds as four family-run camps battle the elements and each other, risking everything in hopes of hitting gold. Some of the Yukon mining locations featured on the show include Arizona Creek, McDame Creek, Indian River, Snow Creek, Moose Creek, and Sulphur Creek.

Current season, ratings and possible renewal

Yukon Gold is the latest installment in the gold-mining reality genre and reviews have been mixed. While programming focused on gold mining has been a ratings success for the network, the series struggles behind in viewer numbers. The price of gold is at a high, and every little speck of gold is well worth the time spent searching for it. With a 6.3/10 IMDb rating it’s hard to tell whether the network struck gold, and if there is a chance of renewal for Yukon Gold season 5. Fans can stay tuned to find out the latest news about a possible renewal, or sign up for our automatic updates.

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