An interview with the producer of Gold Rush, covering everything from what’s real and what’s scripted to fans who trek to the Yukon just to see the miners.
AOL’s Gold Rush has concluded its first season, and 22-year-old Michael Kearney walked away with the $1 million prize. He defeated 18 other people in a pop culture competition that aired online and on Entertainment Tonight. Michael, who earned “a college degree before he became a teenager and two masterâ€™s degrees by age 18,” according… continue reading
AOL and Mark Burnett’s Gold Rush, which concludes this week online and on TV, “cost $10 million to make and took in $25 million in advertising,” according to a story in Newsweek. The magazine also reveals that creator Mark Burnett “says he plans to seek a patent on the underlying ‘format’ of ‘Gold Rush.’” He… continue reading
AOL says that “nearly 10 million” people have participated in its Mark Burnett-produced, interactive online game/reality series Gold Rush, which will conclude next week. An AOL spokesperson tells reality blurred those are unique players who have played since the debut almost two months ago. While the game’s 13 rounds have taken place online, the three-part… continue reading
AOL and Mark Burnett’s interactive online reality series game Gold Rush has concluded its first round. Evan Stern won $100,000, and will compete for the $1 million prize later. The final round played out in Las Vegas, where Stern competed against two other men. The episodes featuring their competition is now online. I’d have watched… continue reading
Mark Burnett talked to reporters a few minutes ago about his upcoming online competition series Gold Rush, and, among other things, clarified the rules of the game. Essentially, over a couple days, clues will be revealed online and on TV shows (the first will be revealed on the Early Show Sept. 13, while one of… continue reading
Mark Burnett’s first online series, Gold Rush, has announced its host and rules, and the series won’t follow the typical Mark Burnett reality show model. Instead, the series, which unfolds online, is highly interactive and somewhat nonlinear; twice a week, six people like you or I will be flown from their homes to compete for… continue reading