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Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People recap: Pile it On

Alaskan Bush People recap

On the Alaskan Bush People Season 2, Episode 5 “Pile it On,” the Browns start building their home on their remote land in Alaska. They have to float the foundation pilings to their land and suffer a setback when a big storm hits. Oldest brother Matt builds a home for himself. Alaskan Bush People Season 1 Recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 Season 2 Recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 | Episode 7 | Episode 8 Good morning beautiful, serene Chicago Bears Island! Nothing like having Bush Alarm … Continue reading

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Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People recap: Birdy Get Your Gun

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On Season 2, Episode 4 of Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People, “Birdy Get Your Gun” (Jan. 23), the Brown family searches for food in the woods and faces stiff competition with bears for resources. With the family low on food, Birdy and Gabe go out to hunt deer. Greetings Bush People peeps. My tour of duty in the Television Critics Association conference in Los Angeles is over, and I’m back in the bush of Wisconsin, where it is cold and gray, our cars are caked in road salt, and football fans are sad and/or angry. Now, back to the bush … Continue reading

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Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People recap: Welcome to Browntown

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On Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People Season 2, Episode 3, “Welcome to Browntown” (Jan. 16), the Browns set up their home site. A mishap at sea has a search and rescue team out to find two of the boys. ALSO SEE: Episode recaps, news and more from Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People Greetings, friends! I’m currently in Los Angeles covering really important stuff at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, so I’m a little behind on my coverage of the Bush People this week. I was eating and drinking (mostly drinking) at NBC’s party, and got back to my … Continue reading

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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2015 TV coverage on Discovery and Velocity

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2015

ALSO SEE: Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2015 TV coverage on Discovery and Velocity April 17-19 Discovery Channel and Velocity combine to present live coverage of Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2015, “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions,” from Scottsdale, Ariz., Jan. 13-18. Highlights include Ron Pratte’s entire collection of 142 cars, trucks and motorcycles, and NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon’s restored 1999 No. 24 Pepsi Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Coverage begins Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 6pm ET on Discovery, then switches to Velocity at 8pm ET. Press release and full scheduled from Discovery networks below, with bios for the broadcast announcers following: Barrett-Jackson Live – Scottsdale 2015 … Continue reading

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Discovery Channel Alaskan Bush People recap: Return to the Wild

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On the Season 2, Episode 2 (Jan. 9) installment of Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People, after the Brown family narrowly avoids disaster on the high seas, they seek help from an old friend. ALSO SEE: Episode recaps, news and more from Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People We resume the Brown family saga with the family docked in Meyers Chuck, population 12, with two boats, one of which has a bum engine. They’re stuck here for a little bit, but thank the Sweet Lord in Heaven they “Escaped” the city of Ketchikan, armpit of Alaska and newly discovered circle of Hell. Billy … Continue reading

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New MythBusters episodes will tackle Simpsons, Indiana Jones myths

New MythBusters episodes will tackle Simpsons, Indiana Jones myths

Discovery Channel’s MythBusters, the network’s longest-running series, is back with new episodes tonight, kicking off with an episode dedicated to The Simpsons, and with upcoming episodes looking at other pop-culture favorites, like the Indiana Jones franchise. The new episodes will focus on two myths per episode, devoting more time to the process. Discovery also says that the upcoming shows feature state-of-the-art hi-res cameras. Tonight’s Simpsons episode finds Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman tackling the long-running animated TV series. Along for the ride is special guest Al Jean, executive producer and show runner of The Simpsons.  Would Homer’s tubby torso really absorb the impact of a wrecking ball … Continue reading

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Discovery wields “Big Giant Swords” docuseries

Discovery wields "Big Giant Swords" docuseries

Swords aren’t very practical nowadays, and aren’t seen too much outside of a Peter Jackson Middle-earth film. But I’ve long been fascinated with the subculture of modern-day folks who make and collect swords and other medieval items (for what purpose, I’m not sure). Hell, I once knew a guy who even spent a boatload of money on a full suit of armor at a local renaissance faire. Perhaps I can get some answers to my questions of why medieval weaponry has such a niche following, in Discovery Channel’s new series Big Giant Swords (title says it all!). Big Giant Swords follows Irishman Mike … Continue reading

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Discovery Channel Alaskan Bush People recap: Breaking Free

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In the Season 2 premiere of Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People, “Breaking Free” (Jan. 2), a series of emergencies keep the Brown family stuck in Ketchikan. Read Alaskan Bush People Season 1 episode recaps and more here! The town of Ketchikan, Alaska, is hell on Earth. It reeks of concrete. There are stairs that move up and down by themselves through some kind of sorcery. There is a box that makes a humming noise and fries food within its unholy bowels. If the Brown family does not leave this place, they will die from exposure to comfort and convenience. Living … Continue reading

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Discovery’s Alaskan Bush People Season 2 debuts Jan. 2

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It seems the rumors of Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People cancellation have been greatly exaggerated. Post by Alaskan Bush People.   Indeed, Billy Brown and his clan will be back for Season 2 premiering Friday, Jan. 2, at 10pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel. It’s somewhat of a shock to us, considering some significant legal trouble surrounding the Brown family and some very damning reports about the show’s authenticity. But this is the network that brought you Eaten Alive, so we’re not really all that shocked. Alaskan Bush People Season 1 Recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | … Continue reading

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For real? Man gets eaten by snake in Discovery’s new “Eaten Alive”

Man gets eaten by snake in Discovery's Eaten Alive on Dec 7

Say what? Let me rewind that promo trailer I just saw (which millions of others also saw during Nick Wallenda’s Chicago skyline walk) in which a man gets eaten by a snake in Discovery Channel’s new Eaten Alive airing on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 9pm ET/PT. How is that possible? The idea of a human willing to be consumed by a 20-foot-plus anaconda in an attempt to gain more knowledge on the majestic creatures sounds downright crazy. I mean, couldn’t we just study them from afar? When you talk with Discovery’s executive producer Mike Sorensen, who is behind the two-hour … Continue reading

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