EXCLUSIVE: GBTV, Glenn Beck’s live streaming video network, has picked up its first reality series, Independence U.S.A. The show, which will premiere January 18 and air on Wednesdays, follows Frank Belcastro and his family as they try to become completely independent and self-sufficient and prepare for life “off the grid” in case of a major calamity like an economic collapse or a natural disaster. Belcastro’s projects include building a car that runs on wood in case gasoline supplies are interrupted, becoming an expert hunter when grocery stores are no longer in existence, and making his own alcohol for barter when the dollar collapses. “Independence U.S.A. is the perfect way for GBTV to enter the reality genre and promises to be an entertaining and informative look at how one family tries to grapple with their concerns for America,” said Joel Cheatwood, President of Programming at GBTV. The deal for Independence U.S.A. comes on the heels of GBTV’s pact with animation production company Icebox to jointly develop an animated comedy series. Anchored by Beck’s two-hour daily talk show, which airs live from 5-7 PM, GBTV’s lineup also includes Liberty Tree House and the comedy news show The B.S. of A. Here is a trailer for Independence U.S.A.:
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