animal-planet-logoAnimal Planet today announced it had renewed Ice Cold Gold for a third season. The Greenland-set gem-seeking series clocked about 800,000 viewers in its second season and helped the network boost its performance by 25% among 18-49 year old guys. Here’s how Animal Planet describes Ice Cold Gold:

Animal Planet’s ICE COLD GOLD spotlights a spirited team of miners who are among the first Americans to prospect for precious metals and gems in parts of Greenland where humans never have set foot before. The series follows eight men who leave behind their families, friends and homeland to strike it rich against all odds while they struggle to survive against the harshest of conditions. Greenland’s a veritable beast, but the motley crew of ICE COLD GOLD miners is up for the challenge. Each thinks he has what it takes to walk away with gold, rubies and sapphires before winter and large mining companies swoop in. What transpires as the miners cope with the unpredictable, harsh unknown? Are they humbled by their journey? Do their personalities get in the way? Most importantly, do they strike ICE COLD GOLD?

Ice Cold Gold  is a production of Moxie Pictures for Animal Planet. Executive producers are David Casey, Danny Levinson and Robby Fernandez for Moxie Pictures with executive producer Cynthia Palormo and co-executive producer Katherine Walker. For Animal Planet, Melinda Toporoff is the executive producer, and Pat Dempsey is the associate producer.