The BEST episodes of American Digger

Every episode of American Digger ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of American Digger!

Pro wrestling fans remember Ric Savage from his years competing in the top federations, but they may be surprised to learn his passion has always been American history and relic collection. After his wrestling days ended in 1997, he turned that passion into a full-time business, and ``American Digger'' follows Savage and his team -- which includes his wife, Rita, and son Giuseppe -- as they attempt to recover historical artifacts buried across the country. Generally these locations are battlefields from the Civil and Revolutionary wars, but now they're the backyards of everyday Americans, and Savage must convince these homeowners to let his team excavate their property. If successful, the team will sell any artifacts found after negotiating a deal to split the profits with the property owners.

Last Updated: 1/1/2023Network:Spike
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Fear No Evil
star
8.67
3 votes

#1 - Fear No Evil

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/9/2013

Team Savage goes back to its roots: a Civil War dig. Ric thinks he found virgin ARZ near the site of the Battle of Fort Fisher - but have other diggers already picked it clean?

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History of Hookers
star
8.00
1 votes

#2 - History of Hookers

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/30/2013

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,..

Pirate's Booty Calls
star
8.00
1 votes

#3 - Pirate's Booty Calls

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/13/2013

Rick 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..

The Original, Original Sin City
star
8.00
2 votes

#4 - The Original, Original Sin City

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/13/2013

Smuggler relics are sought in the bayou.

The Real Moby Dick
star
7.67
3 votes

#5 - The Real Moby Dick

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/20/2013

The team comes up empty in a historic whaling town. But Captain Ric refuses to give up and leads his crew on a last ditch effort to uncover whaling history.

Mansion Money
star
7.50
2 votes

#6 - Mansion Money

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/2/2013

A chance encounter leads Ric to dig a luxurious American castle in Newport, Rhode Island. But has this flashy property seduced the team into an unprepared dig?

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Moonshine Money
star
7.00
6 votes

#7 - Moonshine Money

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/11/2012

The crew seeks artifacts in North Carolina pertaining to the region's history with moonshine.

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Devil Dug Down to Georgia
star
7.00
2 votes

#8 - Devil Dug Down to Georgia

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/30/2013

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.

America's First Fight Club
star
7.00
29 votes

#9 - America's First Fight Club

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/6/2013

Rick 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.

In Perfect Harmony
star
7.00
3 votes

#10 - In Perfect Harmony

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/23/2013

The Savage family goes digging with a surprising partner: acclaimed actor Bill Paxton. Will they hit pay dirt at a former socialist commune? Or will the star-struck Savages strike out?

Dr. Quarantine
star
7.00
1 votes

#11 - Dr. Quarantine

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/6/2013

Team Savage cancels a Civil War dig when they get a hot new tip. Will they find treasure at an abandoned Marine hospital, or should they have stuck with the plan?

Bomb Baby!
star
7.00
1 votes

#12 - Bomb Baby!

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/13/2013

A Cold War bunker is unearthed in Miami.

Savage Shark Hunt
star
6.89
9 votes

#13 - Savage Shark Hunt

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/4/2012

The crew uses a backhoe to reach the ancient sea floor during a search for prehistoric shark teeth and Jurassic fossils.

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Spoils of War
star
6.75
4 votes

#14 - Spoils of War

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/30/2012

A homeowner threatens the search for Civil War relics in Virginia.

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Buried Bucks in the Bayou
star
6.75
4 votes

#15 - Buried Bucks in the Bayou

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/6/2012

Alligators complicate a bayou dig.

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Mob Money
star
6.67
6 votes

#16 - Mob Money

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/23/2012

American Savage heads for Al Capone’s home turf, hunting valuable artifacts from Chicago’s gangland past. But hostile homeowners, angry cops, and a challenging underground dig stand between the team and a Savage profit.

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Virginia Is for Prisoners
star
6.67
3 votes

#17 - Virginia Is for Prisoners

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/16/2013

A friend inspires the team to dig for WWII relics – on American soil! But first Ric has to convince some VA Beach store owners that Axis Powers artifacts may lay on their land.

Unearthing Controversy
star
6.60
5 votes

#18 - Unearthing Controversy

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/16/2012

The crew seeks out slavery artifacts, but uncomfortable homeowners might shut down the dig.

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The Fountain of Cash
star
6.40
5 votes

#19 - The Fountain of Cash

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/6/2012

Artifacts from a European settlement in the U.S. are sought.

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Ice Cold Gold
star
6.35
40 votes

#20 - Ice Cold Gold

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/21/2012

American Savage hunts for valuable Alaskan Gold Rush artifacts left behind by prospectors in the late 1800s, but blizzards, freezing temperatures and reclusive homeowners could dash their dreams of striking artifact gold.

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Motor City Money
star
6.33
6 votes

#21 - Motor City Money

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/28/2012

American Savage heads to the automobile capital of the world to dig for valuable relics from the Motor City’s historic boom times, but abandoned houses, vicious dogs and buried hazards may destroy their dreams of a Savage profit.

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Mormon War
star
6.00
1 votes

#22 - Mormon War

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/30/2013

Team Savage braves the elements for relics from the Mormon War of 1838. But what happens when gun-toting townsfolk don’t want their history dug up?

Cherokee Treasure Trove
star
5.83
6 votes

#23 - Cherokee Treasure Trove

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/18/2012

Native American artifacts are sought in Ric's hometown, but woodland dangers complicate the dig.

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The Bowels of Brooklyn
star
5.75
4 votes

#24 - The Bowels of Brooklyn

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/25/2012

A search for rare sites from the 19th century requires the crew to cut through concrete and dig holes up to 30-feet deep.

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New World Treasure
star
5.33
3 votes

#25 - New World Treasure

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/9/2012

The crew seeks relics from America's first permanent English colony, but affluent homeowners complicate matters.

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