Alaskan Bush People

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Alaskan Bush People
Alaskan Bush People Title Card.jpg
GenreReality
Created byNew temporada 3/02/19
StarringBilly Brown
Ami Brown
Matt Brown
Bam Bam Brown
Bear Brown
Gabe Brown
Noah Brown
Birdy Brown
Rainy Brown
Narrated byAsa Siegel
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons9
No. of episodes75
Production
Production location(s)Chichagof Island, Alaska Coordinates 57°57'31"N, 135°38'05.77"W
Running timeApprox. 42 minutes
Production company(s)Park Slope Productions
Release
Original networkDiscovery Channel
Original releaseMay 6, 2014 (2014-05-06) –
present

Alaskan Bush People is an American reality television series that follows the Brown family as they attempt to survive in the wilderness, detatched from modern society. The series premiered on the Discovery Channel on May 6, 2014.[1] Filmed on location near Hoonah, Alaska and Chichagof Island, it follows the extended Brown family's life.[2][3] A new location in Washington State and a new season is scheduled for 19 August 2018. The show however has received much criticism for being scripted and being fake.[4][5][6][7]

Discovery announced the show was renewed for a ninth season in February 2019.[8]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
15May 6, 2014 (2014-05-06)June 15, 2014 (2014-06-15)
29December 19, 2014 (2014-12-19)February 20, 2015 (2015-02-20)
311May 22, 2015 (2015-05-22)August 7, 2015 (2015-08-07)
410November 4, 2015 (2015-11-04)January 6, 2016 (2016-01-06)
513April 29, 2016 (2016-04-29)July 29, 2016 (2016-07-29)
613December 7, 2016 (2016-12-07)March 15, 2017 (2017-03-15)
78June 21, 2017 (2017-06-21)August 23, 2017 (2017-08-23)
88August 19, 2018 (2018-08-19)September 30, 2018 (2018-09-30)
9?March 3, 2019 (2019-03-03)TBA (TBA)

List of family members[edit]

Relationship Name Full Name Birthdate
Father Billy Brown Billy Bryan Brown December 3, 1952
Mother Ami Brown Amora Larene Branson Brown August 28, 1963
Son Matt Brown Matthew Jeremiah Brown September 7, 1982
Son Bam Bam Brown Joshua Bam Bam Brown September 18, 1984
Son Bear Brown Solomon Isaiah Freedom Brown June 10, 1987
Son Gabe Brown Gabriel Starbuck Brown December 15, 1989
Son Noah Brown Noah Darkcloud Brown July 18, 1992
Daughter Birdy Brown Amora Jean Snowbird Brown November 18, 1994
Daughter Rainy Brown Merry Christmas Kathryn Raindrop Brown November 23, 2002
Daughter - in law (Noah's Wife) Rhain Alicia

Background[edit]

Series follows the Brown family as they build lives together off the grid in Alaska before moving to Washington state in the most recent season.

Billy has a criminal history of horse theft in 1980.[9] Ami has a criminal history of welfare fraud.[10]

Residency issues[edit]

On October 3, 2014, following an investigation by the Alaska Department of Revenue, a Juneau grand jury indicted the Browns with 60 counts of first-degree unsworn falsification regarding Permanent Fund Dividend forms for their residency and first- and second-degree theft that took place between 2009 and 2012.[11] Billy was charged with 24 of those counts, which occurred from 2010 to 2013 as well as for the theft of more than $21,000 in dividend money for himself and others.[11] The charges meant that the state believed the family spent more than 180 days a year living outside of Alaska and lied about it on their applications.[11] On November 18, 2015, Billy and Joshua struck a plea deal for the whole family except Matt and Rain (Matt wasn't living there and didn't file and Rain was too young). They pled guilty for the rest of the family for lying on PFD forms.[12] Billy and Joshua's punishment for stealing over $21,000 dollars was restitution, fines and 30 days of house arrest at a Juneau hotel that had room service and a swimming pool. Some of them also got tickets for fishing without a proper license. They had bought resident licenses when they weren't residents. They haven't been legal residents since before 2008. They bought land with a house in Colorado in January 2016. They also purchased land near Loomis Washington in February 2018.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2014)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
11"Raised Wild"May 6, 2014 (2014-05-06)N/A
22"Human Wolf Pack"May 13, 2014 (2014-05-13)N/A
33"Blindsided"May 20, 2014 (2014-05-20)N/A
44"Fight or Flight"May 27, 2014 (2014-05-27)N/A
55"The Wild Life"June 15, 2014 (2014-06-15)N/A

Season 2 (2014-2015)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
61"A Very Bush Christmas"December 19, 2014 (2014-12-19)N/A
72"Breaking Free"January 2, 2015 (2015-01-02)N/A
83"Return to the Wild"January 9, 2015 (2015-01-09)N/A
94"Welcome to Browntown"January 16, 2015 (2015-01-16)N/A
105"Birdy Get Your Gun"January 23, 2015 (2015-01-23)N/A
116"Pile It On"January 30, 2015 (2015-01-30)N/A
127"On the Prowl"February 6, 2015 (2015-02-06)N/A
138"Home Alone"February 13, 2015 (2015-02-13)N/A
149"Now or Never"February 20, 2015 (2015-02-20)N/A

Season 3 (2015)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
151"Wild Times"May 22, 2015 (2015-05-22)N/A
162"A Wolfpack Divided"May 29, 2015 (2015-05-29)N/A
173"Rise of Browntown"June 5, 2015 (2015-06-05)N/A
184"Divide and Conquer"June 12, 2015 (2015-06-12)N/A
195"Bloodlines"June 19, 2015 (2015-06-19)N/A
206"A Big Gamble"June 26, 2015 (2015-06-26)N/A
217"Rocky Seas"July 3, 2015 (2015-07-03)N/A
228"Sink or Swim"July 17, 2015 (2015-07-17)N/A
239"Never Give Up"July 24, 2015 (2015-07-24)N/A
2410"Lost Footage"July 31, 2015 (2015-07-31)N/A
2511"A Wild Year"August 7, 2015 (2015-08-07)3.98[13]

Season 4 (2015-2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
261"Endless Summer"November 4, 2015 (2015-11-04)N/A
272"Block & Tackle"November 11, 2015 (2015-11-11)3.985[14]
283"Shots Fired"November 18, 2015 (2015-11-18)N/A
294"Rock, Paper, Skipper"November 25, 2015 (2015-11-25)3.629[15]
305"Ballad of Billy Brown"December 2, 2015 (2015-12-02)N/A
316"Dock-u-Drama"December 9, 2015 (2015-12-09)3.767[16]
327"Dead in the Water"December 16, 2015 (2015-12-16)N/A
338"Alarmed & Dangerous"December 30, 2015 (2015-12-30)3.931[17]
349"Bush Heart"January 6, 2016 (2016-01-06)3.845[18]
3510"Paradise Lost (Special)"January 6, 2016 (2016-01-06)1.221[19]

Season 5 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
361"Browntown or Bust"April 29, 2016 (2016-04-29)N/A
372"The Wolfpack Returns"May 6, 2016 (2016-05-06)N/A
383"Driving Miss Rainy"May 13, 2016 (2016-05-13)N/A
394"Winter Watch"May 20, 2016 (2016-05-20)N/A
405"Growing the Wolfpack"May 27, 2016 (2016-05-27)N/A
416"Surviving the Lower 48"June 3, 2016 (2016-06-03)N/A
427"High Tide Housing"June 10, 2016 (2016-06-10)N/A
438"Shots in the Dark"June 17, 2016 (2016-06-17)N/A
449"Judgement Day"June 24, 2016 (2016-06-24)N/A
4510"Released to the Wild"July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08)N/A
4611"Back in Browntown"July 15, 2016 (2016-07-15)N/A
4712"Browns Down South"July 22, 2016 (2016-07-22)N/A
4813"Made in the Wild"July 29, 2016 (2016-07-29)N/A

Season 6 (2016-2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
491"A Browntown Christmas"December 7, 2016 (2016-12-07)N/A
502"Browntown Bound"December 28, 2016 (2016-12-28)N/A
513"All That Matters"January 4, 2017 (2017-01-04)N/A
524"Bear With Us"January 11, 2017 (2017-01-11)N/A
535"Browntown Boom"January 18, 2017 (2017-01-18)N/A
546"Dead in the Water"January 25, 2017 (2017-01-25)N/A
557"One Brown Down"February 1, 2017 (2017-02-01)N/A
568"All Falls Down"February 8, 2017 (2017-02-08)N/A
579"Field of Dreams"February 15, 2017 (2017-02-15)N/A
5810"Wind and a Prayer"February 22, 2017 (2017-02-22)N/A
5911"Harsh Wilderness"March 1, 2017 (2017-03-01)N/A
6012"Forever Browntown"March 8, 2017 (2017-03-08)N/A
6113"Heart of the Browns"March 15, 2017 (2017-03-15)N/A

Season 7 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
621"Faith and Family"June 21, 2017 (2017-06-21)N/A
632"The Long Road"June 28, 2017 (2017-06-28)N/A
643"Strength In Numbers"July 5, 2017 (2017-07-05)N/A
654"Unanchored"July 12, 2017 (2017-07-12)N/A
665"Weight of the Wolfpack"July 19, 2017 (2017-07-19)2.64[20]
676"Bush Code"August 9, 2017 (2017-08-09)2.08[21]
687"A New Chapter"August 16, 2017 (2017-08-16)2.44[22]
698"Blazing a New Trail"August 23, 2017 (2017-08-23)2.47[23]

Season 8 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
701"Back to the Bush"August 19, 2018 (2018-08-19)3.41[24]
712"Secrets of the Bush"August 26, 2018 (2018-08-26)1.70[24]
723"Breaking Ground"August 26, 2018 (2018-08-26)2.37[24]
734"Head Above Water"September 2, 2018 (2018-09-02)N/A
745"Call to Duty"September 9, 2018 (2018-09-09)N/A
756"Bird And The Bees"September 16, 2018 (2018-09-16)N/A
767"Family First"September 22, 2018 (2018-09-22)N/A
778"Where There's Smoke There's Fire"September 30, 2018 (2018-09-30)N/A
789"A New Beginning"October 1, 2018 (2018-10-01)N/A

Season 9 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
791"Bull by the Horns"March 3, 2019 (2019-03-03)alot
family finished barn & gets animals in it, buys a bull, Noah has a new wife who moves to home stead, wife makes a diner for family, bird doesn't go cause she doesn't like the new wife.

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