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"Alaskan Bush People" (TV show), formerly known as "Alaska Bush Family," is a reality docu-series on Discovery Channel that follows a newly discovered family who was born and raised wild, deep in the Alaskan wilderness.

Billy Brown, his wife Ami and their seven grown children — 5 boys and 2 girls — are so far removed from civilization that they often go six to nine months of the year without seeing an outsider. They've developed their own accent and dialect, refer to themselves as a "wolf pack" and at night, all nine sleep together in a one-room cabin. Simply put, they are unlike any other family in America.

Recently, according to the Browns, the cabin where they lived for years was seized and burned to the ground for being in the wrong location on public land. They were devastated, but instead of giving up and moving back to society, they decided to go deeper into the wilderness to continue their way of life. Their new land is located in the Copper River Valley, where temperatures can drop to 60 degrees below zero. It's a race against the clock as the winter gets closer and closer. The Browns must work together to build a new cabin that will protect them from the harsh Alaskan environment, but the falling temperatures and dwindling daylight make it harder and harder. They'll use what the land provides to construct their small home and will also have to contend with other rogue bush people. It'll be tough, but having lived this way for decades, the family wouldn't have it any other way.

This "simple life" that the Brown family lives is far from simple. But this is the life that these "Alaskan Bush People" know and love.

Season 3

With their dream home finally finished, will the Brown family be able to truly settle down and build a life here? This season the Browns look to the future and, for this self-proclaimed wolf pack, that means growing their clan. With the sons in their 20s and 30s, they're eager to meet "the one" and start families of their own. To grow the Brown family, Ami takes it upon herself to hire a local matchmaker. As the boys date, they also work with the family to secure consistent food sources and build out the homestead, including a "bush comfort" — a homemade clothes dryer constructed from an oil drum and old metal fencing and heated by an open fire.

In midst of all of this, the family faces enormous personal challenges when Ami is forced to seek medical attention in town. With the stakes higher than ever and unexpected costs piling up, the family gambles on a new idea they hope will secure they're future — launching a business that will lead the family deeper into the bush than they ever imagined.

"Alaskan Bush People" is produced for Discovery Channel by Park Slope Productions. Terrence Sacchi, Paul Reitano and Pete DeLasho are the executive producers for Park Slope. Andy Berg, Vice President of Production at Animal Planet, developed the series and Carter Figueroa is the executive producer for Discovery Channel.


Network: Discovery Channel
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: May 6, 2014
Seasons: 3
Production Company: Park Slope Productions

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