TLC SCORES WITH TWO NEW SPECIALS OF "VIRGIN DIARIES"
-- New episodes air July 18 and July 25 at 10pm ET/PT -
Stemming from the success of the kiss that sealed 2011 with one of the most highly-talked-about moments in television pop culture history (with over 10 million digital views to-date), TLC will air two additional hour-long specials of its hit show VIRGIN DIARIES on Wednesday, July 18 and Wednesday, July 25 at 10pm ET/PT. From a 34-year-old Mormon who lives in his parents' basement and brings his "Wing Mom" to bars to help him meet women, to a 29-year-old lesbian virgin who loves Star Wars and dodgeball, the newest specials of VIRGIN DIARIES will take a light-hearted look inside the lives of adult virgins as they prepare for the monumental moment that has eluded them for so many years. The July 15th episode also features an update on the couple behind the famous kiss - Ryan and Shanna- including how their kissing skills are today. Whether it's by choice or chance, both men and women, some well into their 30's and even 40's, are holding on to their virginity. VIRGIN DIARIES, which premiered in December 2011 to over 1.3 million viewers, follows the lives of inexperienced individuals and couples as they go through the trials and tribulations of being a virgin in a sexually-charged culture.
VIRGIN DIARIES is produced by ROAD TO AWE for TLC.
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