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Source: Discovery Channel

The Stars of 'Alaskan Bush People' Didn't Have a Choice When It Came to Moving

By Allison Cacich

For seven seasons, viewers watched as the Brown family lived off the grid in a remote area of Alaska on Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People. But when the eighth season premiered in 2018, fans were surprised to learn that the show had relocated to Washington State. 

The series returned for yet another round of episodes on March 3, with cameras following the Browns as they continued to make a new life for themselves in the Pacific Northwest. Here’s what we know about the clan’s move and how they’re adjusting to the change.

Why did Alaskan Bush People move to Washington?

In a 2018 interview with Monsters and Critics, the family-of-nine explained that they left the bush so matriarch Ami Brown could continue to receive treatment following her cancer diagnosis. Doctors advised the 55-year-old to live in closer proximity to a healthcare facility in case she took a turn for the worse. 

Though Ami is now in remission, she must visit a doctor every three months to check that her lung cancer hasn’t returned.