via press release:
BRING ON THE SWEET SUMMER NECTAR!
Metal Detecting Enthusiasts KG and Ringy Return to Uncover
Lost Pieces of American History in All-New Episodes of
National Geographic Channel’s Series Diggers
New Locations Include the Stomping Grounds of Billy the Kid and
Site of an Infamous Bonnie and Clyde Shootout
Four Weeks of Summer Premieres Begin Wednesday, August 7, at 8 and 8:30 PM ET/PT
New Season Coming This Fall
(WASHINGTON, D.C. – JULY 16, 2013) As summer heats up, some vacationers flock to the beach with the hopes of getting more than just a tan. They arrive with metal detectors in hand, searching the shoreline for treasure, but often coming up with just pennies. But for explorers and history buffs George “KG” Wyant and Tim “Ringy” Saylor, the real treasure is a piece of “civ” from a battlefield, a bullet from a historic showdown or even a piece of an atomic bomb. The “juice” they’re after is mostly priceless, but these pieces of American history are worth the thrill of the hunt.
Premiering Wednesday, August 7, at 8 and 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, the Diggers team is back to explore America’s backyard with a summer stack of four weeks of all-new episodes. The stakes are higher as the guys take on new levels of historical terrain, scouring places they’ve only dreamed of exploring. Where there is an empty yard, field or beach approved for metal detecting, KG and Ringy see a treasure trove and will go the distance to uncover “sweet nectar” or “juice,” working in close collaboration with a local archaeologist or historian at every site. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com/diggers and follow us on Twitter at @NGC_PR.
This summer, join the adventurers as they travel to the New Mexico stomping grounds of Billy the Kid — one of the most famous outlaws in American history — as the duo makes a find that could possibly be traced back to a five-day battle between Billy the Kid and his rival gang. KG and Ringy also visit the site of an infamous shootout between Bonnie and Clyde and local law enforcement. Hundreds of bullets were fired here, but not a single one has ever been found — will the guys uncover a piece of priceless outlaw “juice”, or perhaps even the bullet that killed Buck Barrow? And at Bleeding Kansas, the battleground where the North and South first fought over the issue of slavery, the guys come up with a rush of “roundness in the hole” — could it be the “civ” Holy Grail they’ve been hoping for?