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[08/02/12 - 01:50 PM]
TLC Takes Amish Out of the Country and Into the City in New Groundbreaking Series
"Breaking Amish" bows the first of nine hour-long episodes on Sunday, September 9 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from TLC]

TLC TAKES AMISH OUT OF THE COUNTRY AND INTO THE CITY IN NEW GROUNDBREAKING SERIES

-- BREAKING AMISH premieres on Sunday, September 9 at 10:00 PM (ET/PT) -

(New York, NY) - In a world where "plain" is considered a compliment, TLC will pull back the curtains to reveal the strict traditions of the Amish/Mennonite religion and lifestyle as cameras follow five people who have chosen to leave it behind and explore the world outside of their community. BREAKING AMISH, premiering Sunday, September 9 at 10 PM ET/PT, provides a never-before-seen look inside the lives of young men and women as they, for the first time, trade horse and buggy with taxi cabs to break out from their respective Amish/Mennonite communities in their pursuit to chase big dreams in the Big Apple. The groundbreaking series features nine hour-long episodes.

BREAKING AMISH will shed light on many "firsts" for the cast members. From flying in a plane and wearing jeans to using a cell phone and electricity, the show will highlight their transition into city culture and the basic amenities that come with it. Unlike Rumspringa, these young men and women get serious about the possibility of committing to careers, life, and options for living indefinitely on the outside. But after these new experiences and the opportunity to live out dreams take flight, will they take advantage of New York and carry out their newfound lives while leaving behind the Amish/Mennonite community and their families forever?

The decision to pack up their bags and leave town does not come without a hefty price. BREAKING AMISH will unveil the disenchantment of family members who are forced to shun their own children, siblings and grandchildren, as they decide to explore a world beyond the limitations of their simple upbringing. Should these "rebellious" Amish/Menonite members decide to forgo Western luxuries and return to their previous lifestyles, they risk the probability of being shunned by their community altogether, including the family, friends and life they once knew so well.

Meet the cast:

Jeremiah (32): Jeremiah was adopted by an Amish family and has a dream to drive for a living. Having experienced the frustration of drivers as they waited to pass horse and buggy, he wants to drive something that the Amish are not allowed to and feel the speed, convenience and thrill of driving that he has admired for so long. Jeremiah is leaving behind an Amish girlfriend to pursue his dreams.

Kate (21): Kate is the bishop's daughter and is very well known in the Amish community. She has dreams of moving to NYC to become a model. As a kid, she painted her finger nails with markers to pretend that it was nail polish. This love for fashion developed with age, but fashion magazines, makeup, jewelry and other "vanity items" have been banned by her father.

Abe (22): Abe wants to marry an Amish girl. He feels like he may want to return to his Amish community, but he is tired of the day-to-day monotony and wants to experience a world outside of the traditions he knows so well. He also feels limited by his lack of education. His desire to see NYC and its skyscrapers and beaches stems from his mother, who also dreams to see these sites in person; however, once Abe decides to leave, his mother has a change of heart and demands that he return home.

Rebecca (20): Rebecca, like Kate, wants to model. The youngest in the cast, she is a realist who wants to explore NYC, but understands the consequences of not getting a job and being responsible. She longs to try new things - eat sushi, see a show, but most importantly - fall in love. Don't let her innocent demeanor fool you - she is the only Amish girl who punched a male classmate in the face. Amish males do not fight - let alone girls.

Sabrina (25): Sabrina, the cast's only Mennonite, was adopted. Coming from Italian and Puerto Rican descent, Sabrina struggles to find her cultural identity. To learn more about her heritage, Sabrina hopes to work in an Italian or Puerto Rican restaurant and eventually find her biological parents to learn about her past and how her bloodline has shaped her into the person she is today.

BREAKING AMISH is produced by Hot Snakes Media for TLC.

About TLC

TLC is a global brand that celebrates extraordinary people and relatable life moments through innovative nonfiction programming. A top 10 cable network in key female demos, TLC has built successful franchises around the Cake Boss and Say Yes to the Dress brands. In 2011, TLC had 28 series averaging 1.0 million P2+ viewers or more including Sister Wives, My Strange Addiction, Extreme Couponing, Toddlers & Tiaras, 19 Kids and Counting, What Not To Wear and Long Island Medium.

TLC is available in more than 99 million homes in the US and more than 227 million households in nearly 150 markets internationally. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites, exclusive video content, and original editorial covering style, home, food, and more. Fans can also interact with TLC via On Demand services, on mobile platforms, including an iPhone App, and through social media such as Facebook or @TLC on Twitter. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA,DISCB, DISCK), the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories.





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