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Season 8 of the HISTORY Channel’s hit survival series Alone is back like never before and taking place in the most dangerous location yet. This season, 10 contestants fight to survive in the Canadian wilderness on the shores of Chilko Lake, British Columbia. Equipped with just 10 items and a camera kit, each participant must survive in total isolation, with the hopes of lasting the longest and winning the $500,000 prize. Not only must they endure hunger, loneliness, and the elements, but this season, they also face the deadliest predator in North America: the grizzly bear. No camera crews. No gimmicks. It is the ultimate test of human will.
The Food that Built America
Season two of The Food That Built America is serving up a new group of bold pioneers behind America’s most iconic food empires. For generations of Americans, food titans such as Herman Lay, James Kraft and the McDonald brothers have been household names. However, before they became titans, they were brilliant – sometimes-ruthless – visionaries who revolutionized food and changed the culinary landscape of America forever. Through dramatic recreations, fascinating facts, anecdotes, and expert commentary, season two delves into their unbelievable stories of grit, innovation and determination.
In the farthest corner of Louisiana lies the nation’s largest swamp – a hidden world where nature rules… and man fights back. The Cajuns that live in this forbidding environment follow traditions dating back three hundred years, to the earliest pioneers. They are Swamp People, inheritors of a tradition of self reliance and fierce independence that makes them true American originals. HISTORY follows these swampers through the most important time of their year – the thirty day alligator hunting season. At its core, this is a story of the American spirit – the lost art of doing things the right way and the fierce desire to preserve a dying way of life from the encroaching modern world.
The UnXplained/Ancient Aliens
The UnXplained: From the producers of Ancient Aliens and The Curse of Oak Island comes The UnXPlained, a one-hour, non-fiction series that will get to the truth behind the most bizarre, strange and mysterious events that happen all around us. We will travel to where strange events have happened, interview the first-hand “experiencers” and then bring in the world’s top scientists and experts who will help us understand what is happening. From UFO encounters and sudden disappearances to evil places, non-human interactions, and much, more, The UnXplained will feature first-rate storytelling and, at times, on-camera demonstrations (e.g., exorcisms, levitations, hauntings, etc.). When appropriate, our cameras will showcase “town hall” situations where experiencers will be brought in to share their stories and offer their own theories as to what is really happening to them and why.
Ancient Aliens: Investigators circle the globe in search of evidence in their quest to determine whether life on Earth began in outer space and if aliens influenced mankind in ancient times. Did extraterrestrial beings visit Earth and share information about technology and influence human religions? And more importantly, if aliens visited the planet before, will they return? Alien theorists believe that the answer to both questions is a resounding yes.