[07/30/15 - 12:24 PM]
"Last Hope with Troy Dunn" Starring Real-Life Missing Persons Expert and Author Troy Dunn - Brand-New Up Original Series Exclusively Premieres on Thursday, September 10 at 9 PM EDT
UP's new half-hour, 10-episode series promises a deeper insight into how Dunn rebuilds fractured relationships by finding absent loved ones and bringing them home.

[via press release from UP]




LOS ANGELES / Television Critics Association - July 30, 2015 - UP presents the heartwarming, emotional UP Original Series "Last Hope with Troy Dunn," with real-life missing persons and relationship expert, best-selling author and motivational speaker Troy Dunn ("APB with Troy Dunn," "The Locator"). The brand-new series will follow Dunn as he tracks down long-lost loved ones for everyday people and facilitates their inspirational reunions. Produced by DunnDeal Studios, "Last Hope with Troy Dunn" debuts exclusively on UP on Thursday, September 10 at 9:00 p.m. EDT.

UP's new half-hour, 10-episode series promises a deeper insight into how Dunn rebuilds fractured relationships by finding absent loved ones and bringing them home. Combining technology, social media and good old-fashioned "boots on the ground" detective work, Dunn will give viewers an unprecedented look inside his unorthodox approach for finding the "unfindable" and repairing very broken relationships. It is his deeply passionate approach and extraordinary track record that have made him the most sought after expert in his field.

"UP's commitment to quality entertainment for families continues with 'Last Hope with Troy Dunn,'" said Amy Winter, evp and general manager, UP. "This is Troy's life mission and his legacy of healing hearts and families is unparalleled in this space. Viewers will get to see him take on his toughest cases ever. Even in this digital age,

families desperate to find a father or mother, a daughter or son, a sibling still come up empty. In fact, the name of the series comes from the most commonly uttered phrase in the videos and letters that stream in to Troy: 'Please help me, you are my last hope.'"

"Last Hope with Troy Dunn" is even more gripping with unprecedented and unfiltered access to Troy's process into each family's emotional journey. Each episode will feature a new search on behalf of an individual or family who have exhausted all means in their hunt for a long-lost loved one. For example, Debra and Gary Sadler seemingly have lived a picture perfect life. They'd been high school sweethearts, went to college together, married, and raised two beautiful girls, Leah and Sarah. It wasn't until their daughters were in their late teens that the couple confessed a painful secret. While in college, Leah had become pregnant with a boy. Unprepared for marriage and after carefully considering what was best for the child, they put him up for adoption - but they never stopped thinking about the boy. Once the couple confessed their secret, Leah and Sarah decided to embark on a journey to find their long-lost brother, heal their parents' pain and reunite their family once and for all. Although Debra and Gary have been supportive of their daughters' efforts, they've been a little apprehensive as well. What if their son doesn't want to meet them? What if he's had a traumatic life? What if he is no longer alive?

For the past 25 years, Troy and his team have assisted tens of thousands of people worldwide in repairing their lives and reuniting their families. His "life's mission," as he puts it, began in 1990 when Troy helped his mother (who was adopted as a baby) locate her own biological family. To date, Troy has starred in two hit TV shows: "The Locator" and "APB with Troy Dunn." He is a recognized television personality, frequently seen on "Dr. Phil," and a variety of network talk shows in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. Troy is also the author of several best-selling books - his most recent: Family: The GOOD F Word. In addition, he remains in demand as an inspirational speaker around the world. He is currently on tour with his latest initiative (familythegoodfword.com) as he looks to help people build their best family.

In addition, thanks to a deal with Off the Fence, UP currently airs all 44 episodes of Dunn's original popular reality series, "The Locator," on Mondays at 9 p.m. EDT. Produced by Legendary's Asylum Entertainment, "The Locator," follows the first television exploits of Troy Dunn, a real-life missing person's expert with a thriving business in Florida. Troy has located thousands of missing people and solved some of the toughest missing family-member cases in the country. Inspired by his mother, who was given up for adoption as a baby, Troy takes on many pro-bono cases on behalf of adopted children seeking their birth mothers, lost siblings, or lost love ones.

Follow the series at:
· www.UPtv.com
· Troy Dunn on Twitter @TheLocator, on online at www.familythegoodfword.com

About UP

UP is television's trusted entertainment brand dedicated to providing viewers with "feel good TV for you and your family." UP uplifts viewers every day with premiere movies, original reality, dramatic and comedy series filled with compelling stories and characters with character. In keeping with its brand promise, UP's pro-social initiative, "Uplift Someone," inspires people to do simple, everyday acts of kindness. UP can be seen in 70 million homes on cable systems and satellite providers across the United States. Based in Atlanta, UP is a division of UP Entertainment, LLC which also operates gMovies, the first faith-friendly streaming movie service and provides sales and operations services to the ASPiRE network. Follow UP on the Web at www.UPtv.com on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/UPtv, Twitter on @UPtv and Instagram at UP_TV.

About Off the Fence

Off the Fence (www.offthefence.com) is the leading global non-fiction content company of global scale and reach, producing and distributing exceptional programming. Over the past 20 years, Off the Fence has grown from its roots in Amsterdam and has become a global operation with presence in the UK (London, Bristol), USA (Los Angeles, New York), South Africa (Cape Town) and Germany (Mainz). Off the Fence is a Realscreen 100 company, and Off the Fence Productions ranked no.5 in the Top 30 True Indies in the 2014 Broadcast Indie Survey, and took the no.1 position in the top producers of 'Popular Factual', as well as no.8 in the Top True Independents, 2014 Televisual Indie Survey.

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