A new reality show is coming to television and it’s called The Busch Family Brewed. This MTV show will follow the lives of the former owners of the Anheuser-Busch brewery and it premieres Thursday, March 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.
If you don’t have cable or don’t have MTV, you can watch The Busch Family Brewed live or on-demand on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming subscription services:
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MTV is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can then watch a live stream of The Busch Family Brewed on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch most shows up to three days after they air (and sometimes longer) even if you don’t record them.
MTV is included in Philo’s main 59-channel bundle, which is the cheapest among all streaming services if you plan on keeping it long-term. It also comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for Philo, and you can then watch The Busch Family Brewed live on your computer via the Philo website, or on your phone (iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV or or other supported device via the Philo app.
If you can’t watch live, Philo also allows you to DVR programs and watch them up to 30 days later. And even if you forget to DVR something, Philo also comes with a 72-hour rewind feature, which allows you to replay shows that have aired in the last three days.
MTV is included in either Sling TV’s “Sling Orange + Comedy Extra” bundle (41 channels) or the “Sling Blue + Comedy Extra” bundle (54 channels). They both cost $25 for the first month and $35 per month after that:
Or, as part of a special deal that Sling is currently offering, you can get a free Amazon Fire TV Stick if you prepay for two months:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch The Busch Family Brewed live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 10 hours of cloud DVR.
‘The Busch Family Brewed’ Preview
As the former owners of a brewery, no family knows how to party like the Busch family. According to the MTV site, “with their good looks, athleticism, sprawling estate, pets, and toys, there’s never a dull moment for Billy Sr., Christi and their seven kids — Billy Jr., Haley, Abbey, Gussie, Grace, Maddie, and Peter.”
What they don’t tell you is that Billy Sr. never worked at Anheuser-Busch. That was controlled by his brother, August Busch III and later his nephew, August Busch IV. Billy Sr.’s company was called The William K. Busch Brewing Co., and it produced the Kraftig line of beers until shutting down in 2019, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Anyway, in the official trailer for the series, it certainly looks like all eyes will be on the four Busch daughters, Haley, Abbey, Grace, and Maddie, as they take center stage at the annual family barbecue at their Busch family’s 700-acre estate with a private lake outside of St. Louis, Missouri. The four girls are all very gregarious and very pretty, so they are perfect cast members for a show like this.
However, don’t sleep on Gussie, who is named after his great-grandfather August Busch Sr. and grandfather August Busch Jr. Adolphus Busch, August Sr.’s father and Gussie’s great-great-grandfather, founded the Anheuser-Busch brewery, then August Jr. (“Gussie”) turned it into the world’s largest brewery when he took over. The family also bought the St. Louis Cardinals baseball franchise in 1953 and would remain owners for over 40 years.
Gussie looks to perhaps be the real wild child of the family, pouring beer over his bare chest in the season trailer and saying in a preview clip, “Normal’s boring. We are actually pretty crazy.”
“And we’re good at it and it’s awesome,” adds his brother, Billy Jr.
In addition to the Busch family, other cast members include Billy Jr.’s girlfriend Marissa, Jr.’s college friend Jake, and Haley’s boyfriend, Clark. The two of them have been together for eight years and, according to his cast bio, the family is starting to wonder if he’s ever going to propose.
One person who will not be on the show is Billy Sr.’s daughter Scarlett from a previous relationship, as they have been estranged for a number of years now.
The Busch Family Brewed airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.