Now here’s an interesting bit of news that no one saw coming: there’s a chance that there will be an Alaskan Bush People crossover episode with the hit HGTV show, Fixer Upper. The home improvement show, which stars married couple Chip and Joanna Gaines, has been a hit with HGTV’s loyal watchers, but if this rumor turns out to be true, it would be the first time that the Gaines’ worked with a famous family.
Now, this rumor right now is unsubstantiated, and only one outlet so far has reported it, so take it with a grain of salt. However, it would be a very interesting thing to happen!
According to Dallas News, the Alaskan Bush People and Fixer Upper may be crossing over if Scripps Networks — the parent company of HGTV, Food Network, The Travel Channel, and DIY Network (amongst others) — merges with Discovery Networks, which is the parent company of some of the most popular networks in the country, and also the home of Alaskan Bush People.
“Discovery, a $15 billion programmer in Silver Spring, Maryland, also owns TLC, Animal Planet and Investigation Discovery. As both companies fight for scale, eyeballs and ad dollars in a changing industry dominated by more powerful players, it only makes sense for them to restart old merger discussions. While Scripps’s content is more aspirational — buying a home on House Hunters, flipping real estate in Flip or Flop or cooking like a Chopped chef — Discovery often taps into viewers’ taste for the bizarre, with programs such as Naked and Afraid, My Cat from Hell, Finding Bigfoot and Hoarding: Buried Alive. But they compliment each other more than it might seem at first blush.”
— Joanna Gaines (@joannagaines) March 29, 2017
This is the first time in a long time that the Alaskan Bush People have been in the news for good reasons.
Aside from the accusations of the show being fake, according to TMZ, Matt Brown has been making the news as of late because of a strange, undisclosed injury that he received that resulted in him getting a series of staples in his head.
He claims that it happened because his refrigerator exploded (but how can something like that happen outside of a meth lab?).
However, the truth is, Matt filled a mason jar with gunpowder and cannon fuse, then put it in the refrigerator, which then proceeded to blow the door off its hinges.
— Alaskan Bush People (@AlaskanBushPPL) March 9, 2017
Meanwhile, other members of Alaskan Bush People are in the news for all the wrong reasons, too. According to a previous report by the Inquisitr, Ami Brown — the matriarch of the family — has late stage cancer, and it doesn’t look like things are going to go well for her, as confirmed by Billy Brown, who also has health issues of his own.
“With Billy Brown using the promo video for Season 7 to say that Ami Brown is sick, it isn’t a stretch to think that fans will see the story unfold before the cameras of Alaskan Bush People. As was previously announced, this will be the final season of the popular reality show. The Brown family has shared so much with fans through the first six seasons. Showing the reasons they are leaving Alaska would be a definitive end to a successful show for the Brown family. The season premiere of Alaskan Bush People is June 14 on the Discovery Channel.”
Fans of Alaskan Bush People, now it’s your turn: what do you think of this latest bit of news? Do you think that there should be an Alaskan Bush People crossover with Fixer Upper? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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