Fans won’t let Discovery off the hook after the network delayed Gold Rush: White Water after airing half its season. It has gotten to the point where fans will bring up White Water even in Discovery posts about its parent series Gold Rush.
Here is what happened to Gold Rush: White Water and what fans are saying about it.
Gold Rush: White Water delayed by Discovery
With no warning to fans, Discovery took Gold Rush: White Water off the schedule. It was producer Tim Dalby who had to tell the fans about the show dropping from the schedule. According to Dalby, Discovery is “imposing a ‘break’ on new episodes airing until the new financial year in April.”
What this means is that Discovery will wait until the new financial year to air the rest of the season because they won’t have to count it as expenses until it airs. This is a way to adjust the books for the company. This is part of an overall movement by Discovery since purchasing Warner Bros. They also canceled a finished DC Comics movie in Batgirl to use as a write-off and have taken animated shows off HBO Max so they don’t have to pay creators anymore.
Tim wrote, “the series has been rating well again and this rather short-sighted move will obviously harm that.” There has been no further word from Dalby about the postponement, and he even deleted his original social media post, making it seem like Discovery didn’t like the bad press.
Fans lash out at Discovery about the delay
Fans won’t let Discovery forget about their anger at this seemingly unnecessary delay. In a recent post on the official Gold Rush TV Instagram page, the network advertised this Friday night’s Gold Rush and the show that now follows it, Gold, Lies & Videotape.
Fans didn’t want to hear about it and it seems that Gold, Lies & Videotape might be suffering for it. While the first two comments on the post simply asked Discovery to put Gold Rush: White Water back on, others went into more detail about their frustrations.
“Seriously need to get the whitewater situation fixed!” one fan commented. “Waiting until April is unacceptable!! Especially since the show was in its mid-season!” This led to more fans asking what happened to White Water with them saying how much they miss Justin, Carlos, Dustin, and more. That also led to fans saying that the replacement show is helping “destroy” Discovery.
Other fans have said they are considering dropping their Discovery+ subscriptions because of this decision. It is especially bad since Discovery didn’t even let fans know they pulled Gold Rush: White Water from the schedule.
“I was already upset with Discovery+ over not offering some series until the whole season had aired on cable,” a fan wrote. “This is the last straw. I just canceled Discovery+ and will go back to recording on Hulu.”
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