Who’s ready for more Alaskan Bush People? The Discovery Channel series recently returned for a new season, and star Rain Brown promises that this one is going to be “meaningful.” On Sunday, August 4, she reminded fans about the show’s premiere and gave a special shout-out to everyone who worked on it behind the scenes. But they’re not the only ones she thought deserved kudos. She also had some love for a very special costar who’s new to the show.

“New season of @alaskanbushppl premieres at 9:00 p.m. tonight!! I hope you enjoy it! My family, crew and I have worked tirelessly to make a fun uplifting meaningful season,” she wrote on Instagram. “Special thanks to the wonderful crew, beautiful family and, mostly, my nephew, Eli. 😘💖”

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Caught some sun with this gem today ♥️ #soundsisters #stayhappy #staystrong #sunnyday

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In addition to being meaningful, this season also promises to be plenty eventful. Though the Brown family kids have grown up a lot over the years, it seems like their family has been through a lot of changes recently. Last season, we saw Noah Brown grow his relationship with wife Rhain Brown as they announced they were expecting. Since then, the couple welcomed son Elijah Connor, big brother Gabe Brown also tied the knot — and now he and his wife, Raquell “Rose” Pantilla, are expecting, too.

Raquell and Eli aren’t the only new cast members, though. Bear Brown has a new girlfriend that he actually met at his little brother Noah’s wedding, and she’s set to make her debut this season. “Fans will get to see Bear fall in love for the first time, and Raiven has been a great addition to the cast,” a source told Radar Online ahead of the premiere. “She is beautiful and sweet. … Billy and Ami [Brown] both definitely approve of this. They are just so happy that all of their sons have found their life partners, and Ami can’t believe that the nest has gotten so full, so fast!”

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