Officials from Orion Entertainment have announced the premiere of two new productions for HGTV. The first series is Living Alaska which features families relocating to Alaska from the Lower 48 and tracks them as they search for homes in the last frontier. Along the way, the series will give viewers a unique look at what it takes to not just survive in Alaska but thrive with homes in some of the most remote wilderness areas on the planet. Back to back premiere episodes of Living Alaska will air Sunday August 18th at 8pm and 8:30pm Eastern.
New House New Life follows families who are leaving the trappings of the big city to find new jobs, start businesses, and buy homes in some of America’s grandest outdoor recreational areas. Life is often about transitions and witnessing couples and families transform their realities will provide a snapshot of a greater movement happening all across the country of people escaping to the countryside. New House New Life premieres with back to back episodes Tuesday August 13th at 11pm and 11:30pm Eastern.
Lastly, Building Alaska will return for its sophomore season after becoming DIY network’s highest rated series in 2012. This season the series moves from a half-hour format to a full hour and follows the remote wilderness builds of three different construction teams who face everything from sub-zero temperatures to grizzly bears to hazardous moose. Building Alaska will return January 2014.
“It’s been a very busy year at Orion as we expand our business to mainstream cable with productions at HGTV, DIY, Discovery, History, National Geographic, and other networks,” says Orion President Chris Dorsey. “Too, we continue to grow our outdoor adventure programming and will have more announcements in this arena soon.”
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