Escaping Polygamy, season two premieres, on A&E, Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 10:00pm ET/PT. Check out the photos, above and below. The docu-series highlights the dark side of polygamy not often seen on TLC‘s Sister Wives. Escaping Polygamy follows sisters Andrea, Jessica, and Shannell, who escaped the polygamist Kingston Clan or “The Order,” more than a decade ago, as they help others flee the life.
The Escaping Polygamy TV series is produced for A&E Network by RIVR Media. Executive producers for RIVR Media are Dee Haslam, Rob Lundgren, and Lori Stryer. Executive producers for A&E Network are Laura Fleury and Jennifer Wagman. In the second season, the trio helps another sister, Jennifer, break free.
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‘ESCAPING POLYGAMY’ RETURNS FOR A POWERFUL SECOND SEASON ON A&E NETWORK SUNDAY, JULY 10 AT 10 PM ET/PT
‘ESCAPING POLYGAMY’ RETURNS FOR A POWERFUL SECOND SEASON ON
A&E NETWORK SUNDAY, JULY 10 AT 10PM ET/PT
DOCUSERIES FOLLOWS THREE YOUNG SISTERS WHO HAVE FLED THE RECENTLY FBI RAIDED KINGSTON POLYGAMIST CLAN AND NOW HELP OTHERS ESCAPE
NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 16, 2016 – The original docuseries ‘Escaping Polygamy’ returns for a powerful second season on A&E following three sisters who have left polygamy and now help others break free from the often dangerous and abusive lifestyle. Season two of ‘Escaping Polygamy’ premieres on Sunday, July 10 at 10PM ET/PT.
As young girls, sisters Andrea, Jessica and Shanell bravely left the Kingston clan, a powerful polygamist group based in Salt Lake City, Utah known as The Order. Now, more than 10 years later, the sisters are dedicated to helping other men, women and children escape the polygamous sect in which they were born and raised, and ultimately manage new lives on the outside. In each one hour episode, the sisters work with friends and strangers alike who are in various stages of leaving polygamy – some just recognizing the need to leave, others actively seeking to breakout, and those struggling to adjust to the sometimes harsh realities of the real world.
This season is shaped by the significant impact that the sisters’ work has had on destabilizing the leadership of The Order, including that of their own father, Daniel Kingston. The women embark on several dramatic and emotional rescues including a deeply personal escape when Jessica and Andrea help get their 18-year-old full sister, Jennifer, out of The Order, and out of Utah, before their father can find her and pull her back in. Other stories this season include a tenacious infiltration of the FLDS compound where a daughter of the notorious self-proclaimed prophet Warren Jeffs searches for her sister who has gone into hiding, an inside look at the high-stakes FBI raid on the Kingston clan that made national headlines earlier this year and the “mole” from season one, who has been secretly sharing information from inside the Kingston clan, faces a critical turning point — is it too dangerous to stay inside, or too dangerous to leave?
With each story, viewers will see that escaping polygamy is an ongoing and often treacherous journey. Those who dare to renounce this way of life face challenging emotional obstacles long after they’ve physically left. Largely shunned by their communities, with their faith and family changed forever, there is often a strong temptation to return to the only world they have ever known. It is through the continued guidance and support of Andrea, Jessica and Shanell that these victims begin to create a new community and support system separate from the world they left behind.
“Escaping Polygamy” is produced for A&E Network by RIVR Media. Executive producers for RIVR Media are Dee Haslam, Rob Lundgren, and Lori Stryer. Executive producers for A&E Network are Laura Fleury and Jennifer Wagman.
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What do you think? Did you watch the first season of the Escaping Polygamy TV series? Do you plan to watch the second season premiere on A&E?
i love watching this. love those girls and what they do.just wish i could watch season 1 through season 4 without skipping around. and not seeing some seasons.it would make more since to me
I love this program, i love what these girls do & would definitely love to see more of them doing what they do best helping others. I hope there will be more than 2 seasons of it.
The show is very informative. I hope to see more episodes
Love the show and hoping to hear a season 3 starting soon. I wish I could help them in some way. I they need me, I’m there!
Please bring back the Little Couple and The Johnson Family!!! I miss them both sooooo much!! Please
One of my favorite shows, can’t wait until season 3. I look forward to seeing whose the hidden lady, and if she is going to leave polygamy. I hope when the season stars again, it will pick up, where it left off.
Love the show!hope there will be season 3
I cant’t wait to see more episodes. Been so worried about those girls. They are true heroes!!!
I have watched every program–great what these girls are doing. I don’t understand why the officials of the state of Utah have done nothing to stop these practices. Also the police need to be informed about the poligamy leaders and their use of manipulation when contacting the police, including the leaders threatening lawsuits against the victims which is rediculous. It is time that the Utah leaders understand the full measure of what the victims have been suffering.
ESCAPING POLYGAMY IS THE BEST REALITY TV SHOW THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN. IT IS A SOCIALLY RELEVANT SHOW THAT PROVIDES US WITH A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO WITNESS HUMANITARIAN ACTIVISM AT IT’S BEST AND TO GAIN A MORE REALISTIC UNDERSTANDING OF HOW THE FINANCIAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL DYNAMICS OF FAMILY SYSTEMS THAT ARE DEEPLY ENTRENCHED IN PURPOSEFUL AND SYSTEMATIC DOMESTIC ABUSE IMPACT BOTH THE FAMILY AND IT’S INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS ABILITY TO NOT ONLY “ESCAPE” THE ABUSE BUT ALSO TO COPE WITH THE RAMIFICATIONS OF THE PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL DAMAGES INCURRED FROM THE YEARS OF ABUSE WHILE TRYING TO BUILD… Read more »
This is such a good show!!!! Some of the episodes are so sad. So glad you girls are opening our eyes to what polygamy really is, please don’t stop helping people get out of this cult!
I absolutely will keep watching this show. It keeps me on the edge on my seat with every exciting moment. This show is great. I love it that these girls are helping others to escape the abuse and brain washing. Anyone who thinks this show is fake is not in touch with reality. I believe the negative comments come from the cult members themselves. Please please do not cancel this show.
First of all I’d like to say that I love this show but. . I have much experience with people on controlled substances and I’m not accusing these girls of anything like being addicts or anything like that.. They all could be prescribed medication for whatever reason but on every show their pupils are severely dilated which is a sign of being on a controlled substance. It’s really bothersome to me to notice this on EVERY EPISODE. Maybe what they said a few episodes ago is true. . They made the comment that they had been accused of being “drugged”.
I think perhaps their huge eyes are a result of all the intermarriage, not drugs. Jessica made a comment once about being able to see the physical defects of people in the “order”, and I think that’s it. Daniel Kingston’s eyes are really weird too, and they are all his daughters.
Why is polygamy still permitted in Utah Arizona and other states. I am in disbelief. I will continue watching. If I can help these girls in any way, how would I go about contacting them?
The acting on the show is terrible. They use real girls to make it look real but then give then a script and over dramatic storylines and they just can’t handle it. They would do better if the tossed the script or used better actresses.
How insensitive and a bit clueless of you. It is a reality show! They are not actors…they are not “story lines” this is their life. This is not the Kardashians
I watched the first season and have the utmost respect for the three young ladies. Their courage and help is absolutely amazing and I hope they know just how strong and special they are. I am glad they are back.