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"Edge of Alaska" (TV show) is a reality docu-series that airs on Discovery Channel.

Hidden deep in the wilderness of eastern Alaska is the toughest town in America: McCarthy. Once considered to be the state's very own "Sin City," McCarthy is now an isolated town — a refuge for people who don't want to be found that's surrounded by extreme wilderness. While some believe in continuing the town's frontier way of life, others feel the future of McCarthy depends on dragging itself into the modern age. Which way of life will reign supreme? It's tradition versus transformation in this series.

Built during the Gold Rush in 1900, McCarthy was once a vibrant and flourishing city. Today, with over 100 miles between the residents and the nearest law enforcement, only 42 people still brave the extreme conditions to live in this secluded, "Old West" town. A place where young men go to prove themselves, and old outlaws go to die; home to bear hunters, gold miners, gun smiths, backwoods survivalists — those who choose to reside in this little known town are willing to risk their lives to live truly free.

Each of the roughly four dozen residents of McCarthy is living this dangerous wilderness life for their own, very different, reasons. Neil Darish moved to McCarthy with dreams of restoring the small town to its former glory. After spending years buying property after property in downtown McCarthy, he plans to bring this frontier town into the 21st Century. On the opposite end of the spectrum are long-standing residents like Jeremy Keller who came to McCarthy hoping to escape the evils of modern day society, and will fight to protect "the old way" at any cost.

As diverse as the citizens of McCarthy are, they have one thing in common: everyone who ventures to this town is trying to run away from something. They are mavericks and trailblazers, risk takers and rabble rousers, all attempting to escape their past by surviving at the end of America. This is the story of our country's last true frontier town — on the "Edge of Alaska."

Season 2

Last season, businessman Neil Darish, upgraded a power grid for the town, pushing McCarthy further into the 21st century. Now in the dead of winter, Neil, Jeremy Keller, and other locals have come together to defend each other against a common foe: a pack of overly aggressive wolves that is threatening McCarthy by killing sled dogs and livestock. But this threat can only unite them for so long.

When Neil begins the exploration of the abandoned Mother Lode mine, the site of his proposed mine tour, his call for local workers will divide the town. Who will choose to work for him and who will work against him? If the mine's unexplored interior is as intriguing as Neil hopes, he'll break ground on his biggest secret yet, which is sure to change McCarthy forever.

"Edge of Alaska" is produced by Twofour America, where Seth Goolnik, Grady Candler and Roger Roddy are executive producers. For Discovery Channel, Joseph Schneier is executive producer.


Network: Discovery Channel
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: October 24, 2014
Seasons: 2
Production Company: Twofour America

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