Reality TV

History’s Alone Season 3 Starts in December With a New Location

(UPDATED 12/7/16) History’s hit survival series Alone will return with a new season in December. Alone Season 3 begins Thursday, Dec. 8, at 9pm ET/PT. The new season will be tag-teamed with History’s new series The Selection: Special Operations Experiment, which will air Thursdays at 10pm ET /PT beginning after the Alone Season 3 premiere on Dec. 8. RELATED: HISTORY ANNOUNCES ALONE SEASON 4 As we reported earlier this year, Alone Season 3 will be moving its competitors to a new location — Patagonia in South America. Again, there will be 10 competitors, both male and female, who face the cold, isolated region of Patagonia with one mission […]

Reality TV

Recap: Milwaukee Blacksmith Episode 1, “The Forge Awakens”

Ozzie, you shouldn’t call your older brother that on national TV! Ozzie and Miles butt heads and egos while making a Death Star fire pit in the first episode of Milwaukee Blacksmith. Boys will be boys, right? Kent Knapp, father of six and owner of Milwaukee Blacksmith, has his work cut out. Kent built the business from the ground up and wants to pass the skills he’s learned — and the business — to his kids. We meet three of the Knapp kids in the first episode: Miles (21) is the foreman of the shop. He’s intelligent, analytical, responsible and […]

Interview

History’s Milwaukee Blacksmith Kent Knapp Talks About the New Show and His Craft

I met Kent Knapp at a block party in downtown Milwaukee last month. Milwaukee Blacksmith’s mobile set is a regular feature at festivals in the area. A crowd formed in awe around the blacksmiths hammering and twisting hot metal. Kent, tattoo-clad and enjoying one of the city’s finest beverages, handed me a slip of paper. “We offer classes if you’re interested,” he said. “The School of Iron,” advertised on the paper, was created because there’s so much interest in the craft around town. Now Kent and his family of blacksmiths are going to be on a national stage. Milwaukee Blacksmith […]

Interview

On Set With History’s New Milwaukee Blacksmith

Kent Knapp is a family man first and foremost, then a blacksmith and walking encyclopedia of Milwaukee history. He also plays a mean bass in a local blues band. Kent and his wife Shannon own Milwaukee Blacksmith, a small business hidden on Erie Street in the city’s Historic Third Ward. Kent, Shannon and their six children are the subject of Milwaukee Blacksmith, a new series on History. The combination of craft and family dynamics has the potential to be some very good TV. The show is about a tight-knit, hardworking family trying to make a living from an ancient craft. […]

The American West
Documentary

This Weekend: Discover the Frontier on AMC’s The American West

AMC’s eight-part docudrama The American West premieres Saturday, and transports viewers to the wild and wonderful American frontier with a blend of dramatic reenactments and interviews with historians and Western movie notables. The series is executive produced by the award-winning Stephen David (The World Wars, The Men Who Built America) in association with Robert Redford’s Sundance Productions, and features interviews with actors whose work on Western films helped bring this era of American history to life. Some of the series’ famous faces include Redford, James Caan, Burt Reynolds, Tom Selleck, Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Harmon and Ed Harris. In the post-Civil […]

Drama

Roots: The Classic Novel and Miniseries Gets a Powerful New Adaptation

Roots, based on Alex Haley’s novel, was first produced for television in 1977, when the epic, eight-part miniseries went on to gain huge audiences (its finale still ranks as the No. 3 highest-rated episode of television) and launch a star in LeVar Burton, who played the iconic character of Kunta Kinte. In History’s exceptional four-part retelling of Roots, it is into Burton’s memorable shoes that actor Malachi Kirby now steps as Kunta, the initial, and overarching, protagonist in a story that leads from 1750 Africa, to the slave trade and plantation life, and beyond the Civil War. Although this new […]

Alone Season 2
Reality TV

POLL: Who Will Win Alone Season 2?

With the start of Season 2 of History’s rugged survival series, Alone, it’s time to guess who you think has the skills and mental fortitude to outlast 9 other survivalists and win the season’s $500,000 prize. Feel free to defend your choice in the comments below. Find out what the survivalists were allowed to pack in their backpacks and find the list that the survivalists used to pick their 10 survival tools. What would you choose from the list?? Related: History Announces that Alone Season 3 will head to South America. Alone Season 2 airs on History Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT.

Competition

History says that Alone Season 3 will move the series to South America

Although Season 2 of History’s popular survival series Alone is only just premiering tomorrow, April 21, the network has gone ahead and renewed the show for Season 3, it was announced today. For the next season, the series will move from Vancouver to South America. Not changing much are the basics of the competition: Ten hardcore survivalists are placed alone in the wilderness, and the contestants have one mission: to stay alive. There are no camera crews, no teams, and no gimmicks. At stake is a $500,000 cash prize awarded to the person who can last the longest. RELATED: ALONE SEASON 3 PREMIERES IN […]