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"The Pioneers" is based on four families that have traced their ancestry to the pioneers and decided that they wanted to see what it was like to live like they did. The show is set in the 1800s and the families have to live as their ancestors did which includes traveling by wagons or horseback, finding land to live on, building a home, hunting or growing food, making their own clothes, and surviving life on the prairie.

The Pioneers is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on December 9, 2014.

Where do I stream The Pioneers online? The Pioneers is available for streaming on National Geographic, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Pioneers on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV online.

Tuesdays 10:00 PM et/pt on National Geographic
1 Season, 6 Episodes
December 9, 2014
Action & Adventure, Documentary & Biography, Travel
Cast: Robert Hays, Mare Winningham, Linda Purl, Robert Donner
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The Pioneers Full Episode Guide

  • Still recovering from the storm that took almost everything, the pioneers are desperately trying to make use of the supplies they acquired by trading their weapons with the locals.

  • After a devastating flood, the pioneers decide to rebuild their settlement, this time on higher ground. They are reunited with Mike and Diane, who return to the homestead and bring along their son Kyle.

  • The remaining couples find themselves exposed to Mother Nature.

  • Still upset over one couple's departure, the pioneers put all hands on deck to start construction on their homestead. Their first order of business is digging the foundation for the first sod homes.

  • The Pioneers continue their journey to the homestead, with their wagon now repaired. The groups guide, Chase warns the group of further obstacles they may have to face before leaving them to continue their journey alone. The trailer on the wagon breaks free and crashes on the last steep slope on the way down to the homestead. But spirits are soon lifted when they make it to their final location at last. One couple decides to head home, as the challenges get too much for them.

  • In the series premiere, four families with strong ancestral ties to the American pioneers leave their modern lifestyle behind for a life of simplicity.