National Geographic Announces The Date of Their Premiere Season for "Doomsday Preppers"
Some may have thought it wasn't ever going to return, but they were wrong. Yay!
You've heard it here first!
National Geographic's Doomsday Preppers is a go!
Their first episode of their Season Premiere will be on February 7th, 2012, (That's a Tuesday) at 9:00 p.m. (I'm presuming that's Eastern Time as most shows are advertised as such.) So mark your calendars to tune in. I will be on their second episode which is supposed to air on Valentine's Day (that's February 14th for you who are committed to forgetting that date. *grin*) at the same time.
I'm excited to view their new show--period--(almost as much as I am for the new series of "Drop Dead Diva" to return--yes, I really just said that) but I'm also excited to see how I fared in the editing room. I was very, very conscious of the words I spoke in hopes that I wouldn't give the scandalous-loving editors any content that would cause me, my religion, my marriage, or my fellow preppers any cause for embarrassment, but you just never know with all that's possible in the editing room today.
You should know that I didn't go into doing this show lightly. I watched their pilot and was actually impressed with how they presented preparedness-minded people. "Preppers," as they are often referred to, are by nature peculiar to a fast-food, entitlement, "the government owes me", kind of society. So there's going to be some odd factors to such a show highlighting such people. But for the most part, I could totally relate to what Doomsday Preppers chose to feature, though I would perhaps go about things differently than they. Regardless, I even felt like I learned a lot from some of the featured Preppers and it helped to feed my own resolve to do better. As such, I really didn't have much trouble in my considerations of being a part of their show. I weighed the possibilities of being portrayed inaccurately going in to the show, but I felt that the possibility of presenting preparedness in a positive, peaceful, practical, and most importantly-- from a community-driven perspective, instead of a "lone ranger hermit" kind of mindset, it was worth the risk. Truth be told, I've survived much worse in the form of "scandals" and being "hated" in my life than anything Doomsday Preppers could possible dish out, and frankly, in spite of all the negative possibilities, I felt the reward of getting my message to more people far outweighed the potential havoc that doing such a show could wreak.
Something else I'll share with you...I don't relate at all to the term "doomsday" and went to great lengths not to use it, but the sweet producer, Jeremy, begged me to use the word several times. So I did for the continuity of the show. But hopefully the editing will be done in such a way that you can see I was more "tongue in cheek" about such a term. Obviously, this is television. And television is fueled by viewers which are fueled by the "train wreck modality" nowadays. This is actually why they used the term Doomsday Preppers-- in hopes that it would attract the like-minded individuals as well as those who might be enticed by the promise of seeing some crazy people who believed in a Doomsday Scenario.
OK. So one more tiny tidbit of good news. National Geographic (NOT their production company, but the actual station) contacted me to provide them with some of my "gourmet prepper food" recipes along with some pics for a new feature they'll be doing on their website. I'm tickled to have been asked because the Food Principle of Preparedness is my favorite one. I love creating great dishes with what I've got on hand.
So there you have it. All the news that's fit to print. :-)
Mark your calendars: Doomsday Preppers
The show premiers February 7th on the National Geographic Channel at 9:00 p.m. Eastern; The episode of Doomsday Preppers featuring The Preparedness Pro will be shown on February 7th at 9:00 p.m.
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