TLC has renewed "Breaking Amish" for a second season. The reality series, which followed five Amish and Mennonite young adults as they left their insular cultures for a new life in New York, is headed to Florida for Season 2.
The new season is set to premiere in March of 2013 and will be rolled out in eight hour-long episodes.
In a press release, TLC previewed what the new season had in store. "Abe, Rebecca, Kate, Sabrina and Jeremiah reunite expecting to make a fresh start in Florida, but instead find more culture shock, unexpected enemies, and surprises from family members with their own agendas." It also promised more "love triangles, dramatic moments between the roommates, [and] financial woes."
"Breaking Amish" averaged 3.2 million viewers per episode in Season 1, making it the highest-rated freshman series in TLC history.
Still, the show was plagued by allegations that certain elements of it were misleading. Abe and Rebecca were rumored to have a child together, and several members of the group reportedly left their Amish and Mennonite communities years before the show began.
"Breaking Amish" Season 2 premieres in March 2013.