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'American Digger' Premiere: Ric Savage Goes In Search Of Buried Treasure In Alaska (VIDEO)

03/22/2012 07:39 am ET | Updated Mar 22, 2012

The series premiere of Spike's new show "American Digger" (Wed., 10 p.m. ET on Spike) saw the return to television of former pro wrestler "Heavy Metal" Ric Savage. Together with his wife Rita, Ric now runs his own artifact recovery company, American Savage.

The show follows them as they cross the country digging up back yards and fields in their hunt for valuable relics hidden beneath the soil. In the premiere episode the gang were on the trail of buried Gold Rush treasure in Alaska.

After a four-week dig, the team said they made a profit of almost $20,000, but was all as it seemed? Some skeptical locals weren't buying it, with the "Alaska Dispatch" wondering why viewers weren't shown all of the supposedly valuable items.

The treasure-hunting continues on "American Digger," Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on Spike.

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