American Digger

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  • 2012
  • 2 Seasons
  • 5.3  (227)

American Digger is a show aired on spike that is about treasure hunting right in America that features Ric Savage, former wrestler. The people on American Digger visit people's homes in the United States and try to find buried treasure in their backyards. In America Digger Ric Savage and his accompanying crew go to people's houses who the believe have a good possibility of housing treasure in the backyard. Ric and his team then attempt to convince the homeowners to let them tear up their backyard in search of buried treasure. If the homeowners agree they go on their way and look for any pieces of American History that they can sell.

If Ric and his team are successful and uncover something that is worth selling for big bucks, they must first make an agreement with the owners of the home. The homeowners must agree to a certain profit percentage of the sold item or items. Once they agree, Ric and his team leave and attempt to sell the historic treasures for big bucks.

American Digger has received criticism by certain groups of people. The most concern is from scholars who believe that the show promotes historic items that symbolize our culture to be sold or destroyed.

Even so, the show has become popular and many people enjoy tuning in to it. The American Digger crew is composed of Ric Savage, Rue Shumate, Bob Buttafuso, Ric's wife Rita, and their 25-year old son Giuseppe. Each person plays a key role in the show, for example Rita manages the whole business.

American Digger is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on March 21, 2012.

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Bomb Baby!
13. Bomb Baby!
April 13, 2013
The Savage Family Diggers unearth a Cold War bunker in Miami, FL.
The Original, Original Sin City
12. The Original, Original Sin City
April 13, 2013
Ric and the team look for smuggler relics in the bayou.
Dr. Quarantine
11. Dr. Quarantine
April 6, 2013
The Savages try their luck at a Marine hospital in Memphis, TN.
Mormon War
10. Mormon War
March 30, 2013
Team Savage digs for Mormon War relics in Crooked River, MO.
In Perfect Harmony
9. In Perfect Harmony
March 23, 2013
Team Savage goes digging with Bill Paxton in New Harmony, IN.
Virginia is for Prisoners
8. Virginia is for Prisoners
March 16, 2013
Team Savage digs for WWII relics at a former P.O.W. Camp in Virginia Beach.
Fear No Evil
7. Fear No Evil
March 9, 2013
Team Savage goes back to its roots and digs for Civil War artifacts in Cape Fear, NC.
Mansion Money
6. Mansion Money
March 2, 2013
A chance encounter leads Team Savage to dig an American castle in Newport, RI.
The Real Moby Dick
5. The Real Moby Dick
February 20, 2013
After a bust, Ric digs for redemption in the historic whaling town of New Bedford, MA.
Pirate's Booty Calls
4. Pirate's Booty Calls
February 13, 2013
Ric and family brave an unforgiving ocean in search of the pirate Blackbeard's treasure, which lies on the bottom of the sea somewhere off the coast of North Carolina. Finds: blunderbuss, canon ball, & precious gems.
America's First Fight Club
3. America's First Fight Club
February 6, 2013
Ric drags his dubious family on a mission to dig up the basement of a legendary Southie bar in search of artifacts from Boston's bareknuckle boxing past. Finds: brass knuckles, ringbell, and an early portable camera.
Devil Dug Down to Georgia
2. Devil Dug Down to Georgia
January 30, 2013
The family digs for Civil War artifacts on a Savannah plantation rumored to be haunted. Creepy locals & eerie problems put the Savages on edge. Finds: Civil War relics, bones, and ghosts.
History of Hookers
1. History of Hookers
January 30, 2013
After a failed dig, Rick drags the family to New Orleans' original red light district in search of old brothels. Rookie Nick's poor work ethic angers his brother. Finds: Antique Rolex, Condom tin, relics worth thousands!
Where to Watch American Digger
American Digger is available for streaming on the Spike TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch American Digger on demand at Amazon, Vudu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    March 21, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    5.3  (227)