The simply titled “Alaska: The Last Frontier," which premiers 9 p.m. Thursday on Discovery, is the latest in the ever-expanding list of reality TV shows set in Alaska. This time the Kilcher family takes center stage, though not the family’s most famous member – multiplatinum-selling singer/songwriter Jewel.
Originally announced in March with the working title “Mountain Men of Alaska,” the series focuses on patriarch Atz, Jewel’s father. He and the rest of the clan live on a 600-acre homestead outside of Homer that was originally settled 80 years ago by Jewel’s grandfather, Yule Kilcher. That plot of land is now home to three generations, and the show’s first episode follows the Kilchers as they prepare for winter, highlighting their off-the-grid lifestyle.