Alaskan Bush People

Alaskan Bush People
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GenreReality
StarringBrown Family
Narrated byAsa Siegel
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons12
No. of episodes108 (list of episodes)
Production
Production locationsChichagof Island, Alaska, Coordinates 57°57'31"N, 135°38'05.77"W, and Palmer Lake, Washington, Coordinates 48°54'00"N, 119°37'03"W, Camper at 48°47'50.5"N 119°35'30.0"W
Running timeApprox. 42 minutes
Production companyPark Slope Productions
Release
Original networkDiscovery Channel
Original releaseMay 6, 2014 (2014-05-06) –
present
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Alaskan Bush People is an American scripted, docudrama-style reality television series that follows the Brown family in an attempt to survive in the wilderness, detached from modern society. The series premiered on the Discovery Channel on May 6, 2014.[1] Filmed on location near Hoonah, Alaska and Chichagof Island, with later seasons filmed on location in Okanogan County, Washington, it follows the extended Brown family's life.[2][3] Although purportedly a genuine reality TV show, it is criticized for being scripted and/or fake.[4][5][6][7]

In April 2019, Radar Online learned that the show has been renewed for a 10th season.[8] On November 13, the show was renewed for season 11 which premiered on December 4, 2019.[9] Season 12 premiered on August 23, 2020.[10] In August 2020, cast member Bear Brown posted on Instagram saying that the family's home had been destroyed in the 2020 Washington wildfires.[11] The family's father, Billy Brown, died at age 68 on February 7, 2021, after suffering from a seizure.[12]

  1. ^ "Discovery's New Series Follows a Remarkable Family Off the Beaten Path and Into the Wild Alaskan Wilderness" (Press release). Discovery [Channel]. April 28, 2014. Retrieved January 22, 2017 – via The Futon Critic.
  2. ^ Ancell, Alycia (July 12, 2016). "Alaskan Bush People". Inquistr. Archived from the original on July 19, 2016. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  3. ^ Fehrenbacher, Emily (July 12, 2016). "Matt Brown says he's headed to rehab on 'Alaskan Bush People'". Anchorage Daily News. Archived from the original on July 19, 2016. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  4. ^ Matthews, Toni (November 15, 2016). "Why it's finally time to cancel Alaskan Bush People". Looper.com. Archived from the original on August 30, 2018. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  5. ^ White, Tiffany (March 28, 2018). "Alaskan Bush People Brown Family: Fans Now Know the Show Is Fake". In Touch Weekly. American Media, Inc. Archived from the original on December 29, 2018. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  6. ^ Cheatle, Julian (October 20, 2017). "Why do people think Alaskan Bush People is fake?". Monsters and Critics. Archived from the original on September 12, 2018. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  7. ^ Matthews, Toni (June 14, 2016). "'Alaskan Bush People' Exclusive: Fake Boat Accident Planned For Show? [Rumor]". Inquisitr. Archived from the original on October 26, 2018. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  8. ^ "Browns Return For Big Bucks! 'Alaskan Bush People' Is Renewed For Season 10". Radar Online. April 25, 2019. Archived from the original on April 25, 2019. Retrieved May 3, 2019. Alaskan Bush People is being renewed on the Discovery Channel for season 10, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
  9. ^ "Discovery Channel's 'Alaskan Bush People' Renewed For Season 11 + Premiere Date". www.renewcanceltv.com. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  10. ^ "The Brown Family Battles Mother Nature's Extreme Weather in Brand-New Season of "Alaskan Bush People" Premiering August 23 on Discovery Channel". The Futon Critic. August 3, 2020.
  11. ^ Matthews, David. "'Alaskan Bush People' family's home destroyed by fire, reality star says". nydailynews.com. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  12. ^ "Alaskan Bush People star dead at 68". tmz.com.