14How Much Of The Show Is Real?
What's the point of making a reality TV show fake? You'd think that the Discovery channel execs would try to keep the "real" in reality, right? That doesn't seem to be the case on the television show Gold Rush, though. In an interview with Edwin Waters at Oregon Gold News
& Misc, a former cast member revealed that the television show is anything but real. He said, "It's scripted from the beginning. They (producers) knew exactly what they wanted to see out of the program. Even me leaving was scripted, but in the way in which it happened was not. The plans were made, but the footsteps were ours." That's an interesting piece of information from a former cast member, don't you think?