Alaska dating reality show
More than 20 reality shows are currently in some stage of production in the state, which has about 735,000 people — fewer than Fort Worth, Texas.The productions tend to concentrate in rural Alaska, where less than half the population lives.A few reality show legal troubles in recent memory: A “Bering Sea Gold” star was arrested in a heroin investigation; cast members of “Alaskan Bush People” were charged with submitting false applications for the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend; and the owner of the gun store featured in “Wild West Alaska” pleaded guilty to hunting violations.
Off the grid, hundreds of miles from their nearest neighbor, people here can elude their problems and their exes and even law enforcement.
Another film, “Hunter Killer,” is slated to begin filming in Whittier, a small town south of Anchorage.
But by far the biggest slice of the million the state has paid out has gone to reality TV.
But lots of Alaskans know the homestead is a short drive from the town of Homer, she says.
“They can just drive to Safeway and get some fried chicken,” she says.