According to Discovery Channel, “Alaskan Bush People” is about the Brown family trying to survive the harsh life of Alaska’s wilderness. As most viewers already know, the Brown family consists of patriarch Billy Brown, his wife Ami, and their seven children Matt, Joshua (Bam), Bear, Gabe, Noah, and daughters Snowbird and Rain. While the two girls are still in their teens, Gabe just had his 27th birthday -- and Bear, Joshua, and Matt are in their early thirties. In its description of “Alaskan Bush People,” Discovery Channel describes the young Brown family members as “boys” and “girls” that were born and raised wild in the Alaskan wilderness.

How Discovery Channel describes ‘ABP’

Discovery Channel claims that the Browns all live together in a one-room cabin in the Alaskan outback. Since the family members – according to the network – live “so far removed from civilization that they often go six to nine months of the year without seeing an outsider,” the Browns have developed their own language. After the Brown family’s one-room cabin burned down during the last season, the “wolf pack,” as the Brown family members call themselves, decided to move even farther away from civilization and deeper into the Alaskan wilderness.

The heartbreaking truth about the Brown family

Understandably, viewers reading Discovery Channel’s description of the Brown family and the Alaskan wilderness are excited about being able to witness what life in Alaska is like.

Most viewers are not aware that Matt and Joshua were not born in Alaska but in Texas, and that Matt actually just returned from a rehab stint for his drinking problem. Never mind that Joshua spent an extended time in California last year. This year, the family’s second-oldest son spent numerous weeks in New York City where – according to rumors – he might have even gotten married to the producer of “Alaskan Bush People.”

Watching the amazing scenery of where the Alaskan bush family lives has many viewers forget that there must be someone directing and filming the reality television show.

As one fan admits, seeing the natural beauty of the Brown family’s Alaskan wilderness prompted him to put a visit to Alaska on his bucket list -- until he discovered the painful truth about the so-called harsh life in the Alaskan outback.

The truth about Browntown

Browntown, the set and filming location for “Alaskan Bush People,” is located in the Copper River Valley, according to Discovery Channel.

While it is true that temperatures can drop to 60 degrees below zero during the winter and that locals eagerly prepare for the harsh winter before daylight becomes shorter and shorter, the actual filming of the Brown family’s reality television series took place during the late summer months.

When it comes to “ABP,” Discovery Channel loves to use the phrases “deep in the Alaskan wilderness lives a newly discovered family who was born and raised wild” and “the harsh Alaskan environment.”

Seeing Brown family sons Joshua and Gabe at the coast of California last year looks nothing like the harsh Alaskan wilderness, and recent photos of Matt and Joshua Brown show the Brown family’s oldest sons enjoying some quality time in Alaska -- with members of the show’s production team.

“Alaskan Bush People” season six spoilers reveal that the family has added a new Brown family member – a cow named Sabrina.

As Fred Scheller states in his recent article about his bucket-list dream that was killed by Reality TV, “the reality is that most reality TV shows are not real at all.” Is this really a surprise?