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“Breaking Amish” Gets An All New Cast

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“Breaking Amish” is getting an all new cast for its second season, after finding success on TLC.

The first season of the show saw five young Amish people move to New York to test their luck outside the lives they’ve always known; this time around, the cast members will be moving to L.A.

“’Breaking Amish’ is about the challenges and opportunities anyone faces when at a crossroads in life -– deciding which path to take and finding your road to happiness. With an all-new cast and a different, vibrant city, ‘Breaking Amish: LA’ opens the door to these fascinating lives and the journeys they all embark on, as they explore this new world in search of who they want to be -– at the risk of everything they’ve ever had,” Amy Winter, General Manager of TLC, said in a statement.

The new cast includes:

Betsy: Amish, 21 years old, from Ohio. Adopted as a baby into an Amish household, she has tried living outside of the faith, but recently married an Amish man. Despite this, Betsy continues to struggle with being a member of the community, and hopes to come to peace with a decision.

Devon: Amish, 21, from Indiana. Living at home with his Amish parents, Devon remains conflicted about the Amish lifestyle. He remains unsure of his future and is interested in experiencing life with the English before making a final decision.

Iva: Amish, 19 years old, from Pennsylvania. Iva’s parents divorced when she was young, and her father left the community, though her mother remained. Iva explored life among the “English” but hasn’t been able to make it work and remains unsure of where she belongs.

Lizzie: Amish, 21 years old, from Pennsylvania. From a large Amish family, she tried to forge a life outside of the community, much to the disappointment of her parents. Lizzie’s harboring a secret that makes her want to set on a new life journey and hopes that this is her opportunity.

Matt: Mennonite, 24 years old, from Pennsylvania. Matt’s family joined the Mennonite faith when he was 7, changing his life forever. Two of his siblings have already left the community, and he wonders if exploring his interest in fashion design will set him on the same path.

The new cast members will decide after their West Coast adventure whether they want to continue to live among the English or if they want to go back home. In traditional Amish culture, young people are given a time to sow their wild oats and experience modern technology, partying, and all the other things American teens love during “Rumspringa”. They are given the choice after Rumspringa is over to continue down that path, but if they do, they are usually banished from their community.

“It’s just really hard to feel like you’re trapped in a box,” says Lizzie, 21. “No matter what you do, you can’t get out.”

“Breaking Amish” Gets An All New Cast


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  • april

    um, is it real this time around or mostly fake like the last time?

  • cindy

    The blonde was he girlfriend of Jeremiah on the first season! The one who shut the door on him…lol…and all of those girls eyebrows are very well groomed.

    • pattysboi

      I’d slam the door on jeremiah, too. He’s a liar and no good.

  • http://webpronews.com Kay

    Dumbest show on TV except for the crazy Long Island Princess show…I know some Amish where I live and they certainly don’t use the F word, they work and damn hard! These people couldn’t possibly be or have been Amish!!! Ridiculous.

    • http://Yahoo.com Regina Green

      Yes Kay, you are correct! Whomever decided to put this and other Amish shows on the air are VERY SICK PEOPLE!

      If Amish people decide to leave their family they don’t become what is depicted in the shows. If anything they will continue to live a very simple life and go on with the respect for others and values of their religion.

  • http://Yahoo.com Regina Green

    PLEASE, PLEASE, take these Amish shows OFF THE AIR. They are disrespecting the Amish people. The Amish people are a wonderful, religious group of people. I have lived close to their towns for 50 years and to deface their beliefs and degrade them with these horrible TV shows is disgusting.

    I wish I could do more to have these shows taken off the air and forbidden to return.

    To make such a mockery of their children like this is despicable.

    Are producers and directors this hard up for a show that they pick on such a religious, modest,and humble group of people? HOW SAD!

  • babyboy

    Those last bunch of so -called Amish, kids are a joke no wonder the Amish Community was so upset if I saw those foul mouthtrash drunks coming I be upset to….. YUK.

  • Robin

    I think they ought to do a show on breaking away from Jehovah’s witnesses. I could show them a real interesting take on control and disdain, fakeness, as well as shunning,(they call excommunication) exactly like the Amish, only more obstinate. Lets focus on them JEHOVAS WITNESSESS, the same ones who MESSED UP our king of pop Michael Jackson, just like they did me. I knew what it did to him very well. And am proud he did his own thing. too bad it had to mess with his psyche so much. CONTROL FREAKS. Think about it, geez!

  • http://www.weyallsiknigga.com Siknigga

    This here Amish bullsh*t be jus’ dat, BULLSH*T! These honkies ain’t be got no idea what be hapnin in da werld. Thit, Dey needs to show thum good thex ova there!

  • gaby

    This show was PROVEN FAKE in the first season. I cannot believe they’re trying this again. I will def not be watching!!!!

  • Sheila

    the blonde girl was Jeremia’s girl friend in the original breaking amish last year. He went and told her he was leaving and she shunned him. Then went and visited her when he returned home and she wouldn’t see him

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