ESCAPING ALASKA is moving to its new day and time beginning today Thursday August 21 at 11 p.m. ET/PT on TLC. The network chose to switch the show from its original Sunday night air time.
To accommodate new viewers, TLC will broadcast the new reality TV series ESCAPING ALASKA from the first episode of the season. It’s a great way for those who haven’t seen it to catch up or for those already loving it, to enjoy a replay of the show.
ESCAPING ALASKA introduces five young people from Alaska, members of the Inuit, Inupiaq and Yupik native tribes. They decided to explore a world of opportunities outside their environs, and are transplanted to the “lower 48” in San Diego, California.
Reasons vary as to why each of them chose to take the plunge, so to speak, and step outside their daily lives and comfort zones. A few of them lied to their families about where they were going or why. As Nuala says in the season premiere, leaving the Inuit community is seen by some as “treason”.
Along with Nuala, you’ll meet Frank, Tamara, Qituvituaq (also known as “Q”) and Mary, who in one day go from small or remote towns and villages into life as it is lived in Southern California. The sheer volume of people, cars in the street and even the number of items for sale in a grocery store become overwhelming at times.
ESCAPING ALASKA takes you inside each of the young people’s dreams for themselves and how a move out of Alaska might just play a part in realizing those dreams.
Watch episode one of ESCAPING ALASKA tonight on TLC at 11 p.m. ET/PT and follow the series on the same night and time each week. Image and video credit: TLC, used with permission.