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'Alaskan Bush People': Why is Matt Brown missing from Season 12 premiere? Fans say 'we want him back'

He had enrolled himself for an in-patient rehabilitation program following his alcoholism and he is known to have become a city dweller
Matt Brown (Discovery)
Matt Brown (Discovery)

'Alaskan Bush People' Season 12 premiered on August 23. The new season opened with the Brown family getting together to arrange for Bear Brown and Raiven Adams' wedding.

The Discovery-backed show ended its maiden episode with the news that Bear had disappeared. In all honesty, it wasn't shocking because the storylines were leading up to that eventuality. Raiven seemed nervous when asked about the wedding while Snowbird Brown said that Bear was experiencing the wedding jitters.

The stage was almost set, the family even crafted a makeshift aisle and wedding altar for the couple but with Bear missing in action, it's highly unlikely that the wedding will happen. Episode 1 concluded with the not-so-surprising yet important information — Bear and Raiven's wedding was called off. It's a big development and yet fans are more focussed on why Matthew 'Matt' Brown was missing from the show. 

Matt was last seen in Season 7. Ever since then, the loyal viewers of the show have been curious and waiting for Matt's return. He had enrolled himself for an in-patient rehabilitation program following his stint with alcoholism, he told People. Matt has been to rehab twice. He was feeling better last year, which prompted several media outlets to speculate if and when Matt's going to be back on the show. 

Last year, he shared a picture of his sobriety chip on Instagram with a heartfelt note that said: "A year and almost 2 (months) ago, I started out on a quest of self-understanding and awareness, to find a better way of existing in the world," he wrote and added. "It has forever changed my life for the better." He had become a city dweller and distanced from his family, but it seemed everything was coming together and he was ready to be a part of 'Alaskan Bush People'. Unfortunately, he didn't appear on Season 11 and we have no news on this season as well. 

"We want Matt back. We know there's been some problems, but bring him back. He's missed. #AlaskanBushPeople," a fan tweeted.



"Ok, so what happened to the old house and where’s Matt? #AlaskanBushPeople," a user expressed, another pointed out: "Where’s Matt? #AlaskanBushPeople."



Catch all the new episodes of 'Alaskan Bush People' on the Discovery Channel every Sunday at 8/7c. For more information check out your local listings.