REPORT Curse of Oak Island renewed for Season 5

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Treasure hunters and Lagina haters both have something to look forward to next year with Curse of Oak Island renewed for its fifth season. That’s according to a new report from RenewCancelTV, which broke the news shortly before the show aired its “Drilling Down” postmortem on Season 4 last night.

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RCT’s report did conflict with a Monsters and Critics article on “Driling Down,” one that quoted a History exec as saying “No decision had been made yet” regarding Season 5. But it’s possible that the network wanted to wait until Season 4 was completely in the books before making a formal announcement on renewal–something they’ve been teasing for days with their “Drilling Down” promos on social media. Consider the tagline for the final trailer on the show’s official Facebook page: “Tonight, the Lagina brothers are drilling into the future.”

(And let’s not forget that the Lagina brothers used “Drilling Down” to literally put an X on their map of the island. It would be strange indeed to proclaim that you’d managed to find the most likely spot for buried treasure and then turn off the cameras that had been documenting your every move in the search.)

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Furthermore, a recent interview with Oak Island producer Kevin Burns all but confirmed that the show would be back for a fifth season. Burns noted that the Laginas are Larry David-esque in their constant reluctance to do another season of the show upon the conclusion of the most recent one. It’s a “hard sell” to get them to come back, Burns explains–but his own enthusiasm is evident. “I think you could do 10 years on this show,” he went on, “and you could find lots of things and lots of treasure, and I would still not be convinced that’s all there is to the story.”

Curse of Oak Island Season 4 pulled in the highest ratings in the show’s history, and was the show’s first season to average over three million viewers per episode. Additionally, “Blood Is Thicker,” the Season 4 finale, had the highest ratings of any Curse of Oak Island episode to date.

(Photo credits: Curse of Oak Island renewed via History on Facebook)


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  • savannah

    I gave up after season 2. I can’t believe they’re going a whole other season of them finding NOTHING! Its a JOKE. Yawn.

    • openyoureyes2

      How do you know what they found if you didnt watch?

      Yawn to your stupid comment

    • Jodi Johnson

      They found plenty in season 4. Yawn at your comment since you obviously don’t know jack

      • savannah

        Touche…Normally I try not to comment on things i don’t know…I really REALLY loved this show..but it left me so frustrated the first few seasons I gave up. My hopes though, is after all the $$ these guys have poured into it, they will at least find SOMETHING!

        • AdEPT erik

          Come on, the show generates profits too ya know??? 3 million viewers per episode is not millionaire money, but they are millionnaires, and the theatrics demand that they seem worried about the money….my guess it’s their time that is more important to them and as long as they are having fun they will probably keep doing it.

          • JamaicaInn

            They are reluctant to do another season because they don’t want to be famous. I don’t care if they’re famous or not. I read that Reader’s Digest article about the same time as Rick and it captured my imagination, too. I just want to go along on the ride to finding the treasure. I’m like Rick, it’s not about the gold, it’s the journey getting there.

  • FYO

    I guess digging holes and finding nothing never gets old.

    • Jodi Johnson

      They have found proof something is down there or at least used to be. Did you watch season 4?

      • FYO

        Yes. Finding pieces of wood and bits of crap from other people who dug there in the past isn’t that amazing though. Personally I’d like to see solid evidence for all these supposed booby-trap tunnels.

        • Jodi Johnson

          Some of the old wood dated back before anyone dug. Aye maybe I’m just a believer

          • FYO

            I’ll believe it when I see it, or see undeniable proof of all spectacular claims. Excavator rental receipts and bits of really old wood don’t do it for me.

  • Stacey

    This show should be subtitled “Capone’s Vault”

    • Dan19632011

      No it s/b Geraldo vault

  • Dan19632011

    I read the same article in the readers digest at my grandmother’s house back in the late 60’s and that got to me having a lifetime interest in huñting treasure or panning for gold.

  • Gabriel Farias

    Well ,I think they’re on to something. Even if they don’t find a treasure , at least it’ll give closure and prove that there was something down there ,including manmade structures. Season 4 was an amazing ” break through ” .

  • cjbre

    I so want this show to go on. They are so devoted to the quest and the fans. I would not want to miss any weekly program so I tape even repeats. Rick and Marty are so close and have a great respect for each other and the people that live in that area.