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

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, and catch a preview before Sunday’s premiere below.