Posts Tagged ‘Breaking Amish’

Amish in the City: TLC’s ‘Breaking Amish’ Explores Life Beyond the Country

September 6, 2012 | by aharris

TLC's 'Breaking Amish'In an alternate life, I perhaps could be a baker, a fashion stylist or a pageant girl, but I’m fairly certain I would have a series of challenges living in an Amish or Mennonite community (my addiction to technology, fashion and the such are clearly at odds with a more simple lifestyle). However, continuing to provide us with a glimpse into worlds and lives that are often unfamiliar to us, TLC will premiere its newest series, Breaking Amish, this Sunday at 10pm ET/PT and give viewers an intimate look at the lives of young men and women who leave their Amish an Mennonite roots for the bustling metropolis of New York City.

From first plane rides to wearing jeans, Break Amish is much more than Rumspringa, as Jeremiah, Kate, Abe, Rebecca and and Sabrina seriously consider committing to careers and lives beyond their communities. Whether they return home or stay, their “rebellious” choices will impact their relationships with their families. Get to know these young men and women through their video profiles on TLC.com, and catch a preview before Sunday’s premiere below.

Discovery Makes a Splash at TCA with Programming, ‘Shark Week’ Festivities

August 5, 2012 | by aharris
TLC's 'Breaking Amish' Meets Discovery Channel's 'Shark Week'

TLC’s ‘Breaking Amish’ Meets Discovery Channel’s ‘Shark Week’

On August 2, Discovery’s networks highlighted upcoming programming for TV critics during a series of afternoon TCA panels — from TLC‘s Breaking Amish and OWN‘s Married to the Army: Alaska to Military Channel‘s The Brokaw Files and Discovery Channel‘s Curiosity: Plane Crash (wt).

Following the presentation, the critics and special guests were invited to the pool at the Beverly Hilton for a special 25th Anniversary Shark Week Party. As sharks invaded the pool and swam by on large screens, attendees enjoyed shark-inspired cocktails and cupcakes, while posing for pics with a special sand sculpture and the one-of-a-kind VW Beetle shark cage.

Check out pictures from Discovery Communications’ TCA panels and the Shark Week festivities below and on our Facebook page.

Breaking Amish's Kate, Sabrina, Eric Evangelista & Shannon Evangelista

Breaking Amish’s Kate, Sabrina, Eric Evangelista & Shannon Evangelista

Tom Brokaw of 'The Brokaw Files' and Military Channel's Henry Schleiff

Tom Brokaw of ‘The Brokaw Files’ and Military Channel’s Henry Schleiff

Chip Foose, Jessi Combs and Chris Jacobs of Velocity's 'Overhaulin''

Chip Foose, Jessi Combs and Chris Jacobs of Velocity’s ‘Overhaulin”

Married to the Army: Alaska's Yolanda Goins, Lindsey Bergerson, Ryan Randall, Blair Flanagan and Stephanie Drachkovitch

Married to the Army: Alaska’s Yolanda Goins, Lindsey Bergerson, Ryan Randall, Blair Flanagan and Stephanie Drachkovitch

Investigation Discovery's Henry Schleiff with Deadly Affairs' Susan Lucci and Pamela Deutsch

Investigation Discovery’s Henry Schleiff with Deadly Affairs’ Susan Lucci and Pamela Deutsch

Finding Bigfoot's James Fay, Ranae Holland, Cliff Barackman and Matt Moneymaker

Finding Bigfoot’s James Fay, Ranae Holland, Cliff Barackman and Matt Moneymaker

Curiosity: Planet Crash's Simon Andreae, Thomas Barth, LeLand 'Chip' Shanle and David Kennedy

Curiosity: Planet Crash’s Simon Andreae, Thomas Barth, LeLand ‘Chip’ Shanle and David Kennedy

The Shark Week 25th Anniversary Party Scene

The Shark Week 25th Anniversary Party Scene

Shark!

Shark!

A Blue Carpet for Fin-atics, Naturally

A Blue Carpet for Fin-atics, Naturally

Military Channel's Lou Diamond Phillips and His Wife, Yvonne

Military Channel’s Lou Diamond Phillips and His Wife, Yvonne

'Finding Bigfoot' Meets 'Shark Week'

‘Finding Bigfoot’ Meets ‘Shark Week’

Flying Wild Alaska's Ariel Tweto Hangs Out Poolside

Flying Wild Alaska’s Ariel Tweto Hangs Out Poolside

The Volkswagen Beetle Shark Cage

The Volkswagen Beetle Shark Cage

Discovery Networks Take to TCA, Share Upcoming Programming

August 2, 2012 | by aharris

TCA LogoAs I post, television critics and journalists from across the country are continuing the bi-annual ritual that is the TCA Press Tour and getting ready for Discovery Communications‘ panels. Held each summer at the Beverly Hilton, the Television Critics Association‘s event allows broadcast and cable networks to unveil new and returning series and specials that will premiere in the coming months. You can read all the news by clicking on the links below and follow @DiscoveryComm and #TCAs12 on Twitter for live updates from the Tour. We’ll also be sharing photos from our panels as they happen through the Discovery Communications Flickr account.

Discovery Channel

TLC

 Animal Planet

Investigation Discovery

Science Channel

Velocity

Military Channel