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Homestead Rescue

Homestead Rescue

  • Premiered: 
    June 17, 2016
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  • Network: Discovery
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Adventure
  • Tags: off the grid

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Plot Synopsis

HOMESTEAD RESCUE is a one-hour reality series that follows expert homesteader Marty Raney -- along with his daughter Misty Raney, a farmer; and son Matt Raney, a hunter and fisherman -- as they help families who attempted to leave behind civilization in favor of life off-the-grid -- but failed. The trio teaches them the necessary skills to survive the wilderness. The stakes are high, but the Raney family is determined to prepare these families for nature's worst and set them up for success. Each family faces the ultimate decision: will they tough out their first year or pack up and return to civilization? In the series opener, the Raneys help Beth and Mike Ettinger who live in an abandoned ghost town in Montana, where many previous homesteaders failed. Survival is a battle on this homestead that is stalked by a mountain lion and void of any livestock, water or food.

Season 2 of HOMESTEAD RESCUE premiered on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT on Discovery. In the season opener, "Wolves at the Door," poisoned well water and a mystery predator plague an Arizona homestead. After the family dog is killed, the Raneys must act quick to stop the couple from becoming the next victims.

The third season of HOMESTEAD RESCUE premiered on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel. In the new season, father Marty, daughter Misty, and son Matt help struggling families learn new bush craft skills, protect their livestock, grow food, and face the most grueling challenges yet seen, leaving some with the stark decision to tough it out or pack it up and head back for civilization. In the season opener, "The Bears and the Bees," the Raneys find a bee-keeper with hives attracting bears and a homestead too unsanitary for a child to visit. Marty builds a bathhouse and bush-engineers a windmill water pump, but violent winds threaten to derail his mission to reunite a family.

Season 4 of HOMESTEAD RESCUE premiered on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel. Homesteading saviors Marty, Misty, and Matt Raney return to the most desperate homesteads across America to help those on the brink of failure learn to survive and thrive off the grid. Using fresh ingenuity, the trio will help several new struggling families discover how to successfully secure clean water, grow sustainable crops, protect their valuable livestock, and reinforce failing infrastructures, all while facing the most grueling obstacles mother nature has to offer. While the Raneys answer these cries for help with their unique skillset, each family will ultimately have to decide if they can stick it out for the long-haul or must pack up and return to civilization. In the season opener, "Poisoned," toxic land plagues this Kentucky homestead, so the Raneys must build the Rains family a hillside garden, turn a cave into a goat fortress, and find uncontaminated water deep underground.

On Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT, Discovery Channel premiered the fifth season of HOMESTEAD RESCUE. Traveling to some of the most dangerous, isolated areas in the country and battling all that Mother Nature can throw their way, expert craftsman and survivalist Marty Raney, alongside daughter Misty and son Matt, return to help families sharpen their homesteading skills and learn to survive off-the-grid In the season opener, "Line of Fire," a homestead in serious danger of a raging California wildfire prompts Marty to clear cut surrounding trees and create an evacuation ark for the Grants' livestock while Matt devises a unique layer of fire protection to save the home from destruction.
The sixth season of HOMESTEAD RESCUE premiered on Thursday, January 2, 2020 from 8-10pm ET/PT on Discovery, immediately followed by a second episode (10pm). Traveling to some of the most dangerous and isolated areas of the country, expert craftsman and survivalist Marty Raney, his daughter Misty and son Matt, help families to save their homes and new-found way of life from total demise. Each equipped with a unique set of skills and contribution to quirky family dynamics, the Raneys not only teach homesteading hopefuls the tools they need to survive in the wilderness, but also the many different ways the families can create off-the-grid businesses by utilizing all that their properties have to offer. And this season, they're upping the ante and doing more than just showing homesteaders how to save their dream...they're leaving each homestead with a viable way to make money off their resources.

In the two-hour season opener, "Crisis Calls" in Alaska, the Raneys turn a homestead on the verge of going up in flames into a golden opportunity. Later they race to Louisiana to protect a family under threat of vicious storms, black mold and feral hogs. Then, in the one-hour second episode, "Savage Wildness," the Raneys explore their most epic rescues, counting down to the five most hostile and dangerous states that present the most grueling challenges for new homesteaders.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by RAW TV