Long Lost Family will be back soon. Recently, TLC announced season two of the TV series will debut in February.
Hosted by Chris Jacobs and Lisa Joyner, the unscripted show helps people who were adopted or otherwise separated reunite with lost family members.
Season two of Long Lost Family debuts on February 12th. Additionally, the spin-off series Long Lost Family: What Happened Next premieres on January 15th at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The show follows up with the families who reunited on Long Lost Family.
Los Angeles, CA – On the heels of a successful first season, LONG LOST FAMILY returns for a second season and spin-off, LONG LOST FAMILY: WHAT HAPPENED NEXT. LONG LOST FAMILY, featuring deeply moving and heartfelt stories of people who have been separated for decades and are longing to be reconnected with lost loved ones, will premiere a second season on Sunday, February 12th at 9/8c. This season will feature those who have been haunted by the sudden disappearance of their parents, siblings that believe in each other’s existence but have never had it confirmed, and parents who yearn to discover what became of the babies they reluctantly had to part with ages ago.
During each episode, hosts Chris Jacobs and Lisa Joyner, who are both adopted and have personal experience tracing their own biological family members, meet with people from a variety of backgrounds. The hope for each participant is to not only find their loved ones, but also help resolve numerous family mysteries, providing much needed answers to questions that have eluded them for so long. Whatever the outcome or circumstance, each reunion offers all parties the opportunity to resolve heartbreak and begin to repair the pain of the past, while providing viewers with the chance to witness the deep impact these lost relationships have had and the hope the reunions bring.
The spin-off series LONG LOST FAMILY: WHAT HAPPENED NEXT premieres on Sunday, January 15th at 10/9c and follows the journeys of what happens with participants after the reunions. Relationships become more complicated, new truths come to light, and never-before-known family members come forward. The spin-off tracks the developments in several of the most talked about stories featured in the first season.
Some incredible stories from LONG LOST FAMILY season two include:
Mary and Monica
Mary was 19 when her then six year-old sister Monica was placed for adoption. Their mother was declared unfit due to a dysfunctional lifestyle. One of the mother’s suitors fired a gun in the house, which led to child protective services getting involved and separating Mary and her sister, despite all of Mary’s efforts to gain custody of Monica.
Susan and Phyllis
Susan has been searching for her birth mother for nearly 30 years. Susan also wants to locate her daughter whom she placed for adoption shortly after birth-she dreams of having a relationship with both women and to finally have the mother-daughter relationships she’s always wanted. The results of her search are a first for the series and heartbreakingly unexpected for Susan.
Joshua and Garrick
Joshua always knew his older brother was placed for adoption before his mom and dad married. His parents were too young to keep him at the time. Because Joshua’s younger brother tragically committed suicide four years ago, Joshua’s urgency to find his older brother and heal the void in his mother’s heart intensified.
Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics is teaming up with TLC as a partner of the upcoming season. Based on their partnership, Ancestry provides personal DNA testing and family history research on each of the featured individuals to help make new family discoveries possible.
LONG LOST FAMILY is produced by Shed Media (part of the unscripted/alternative television department at Warner Bros.) for TLC. Based on the format entitled Find My Family/Spoorloos, devised by KRO-NCRV and distributed by Lineup Industries.”
What do you think? Do you watch Long Lost Family? Are you excited for the new season and spin-off?
I love Long Lost Family and wonder it it is returning in 2018?
Love the program and you are doing a great job.
I have been contacted through ancestry DNA by a woman who was adopted in 1952 and is probably my 3rd cousin. I have not been able to identify how she is related to me and would love to have assistance in discovering her family tree and how it relates to mine.
Long Lost Family is one of my favorite shows. I look forward to watching it every week. This show has real value and is inspiring and humbling.
I really love this show & yes I would watch the spin off of it!
Last night I accidentally stumbled upon the show “Long Lost Family” and I could not stop watching! The hosts of the show were so compassionate with the people who were searching for lost siblings or parents! There was so much sincere emotion throughout the show. It made me feel good to see these folks reunite with their families and be able to heal after a lifetime of searching and wondering about their loved ones. I cried several times during the show! Well written and well delivered! Please bring us more of these heart-warming stories! I am hooked on your show… Read more »
My wife found out she has a brother she never knew about. Mother had a child 3 years after her. Now will try to meet
Thank you so much for this service to lost family members. Only those of us that have been given up as children, and placed in children’s homes, placed for adoption, knowing you have other siblings, but knowing only what adults tell you. As an adult after losing a close friend to death did I realize that all the years of crying myself to sleep, and all the times I didn’t understand, was grief. The same sadness I felt after losing a close friend. Only those of us that have gone through this can understand that kind of grief. As an… Read more »
I absolutely love Long Lost Family. Lisa and Chris do a fantastic job. Please do not cancel this show.
This show is as impotant as Americas Most Wanted shows and should last as long in seasons.
5i send you an email about finding my 2 sons adopted by the same family named wiseman or wisemen. they were born in meadowbrook hospital in east meadow long island approx. 1962=1965
Love Love Love Long Lost Family. Lisa and Chris do a fantastic job. Please do not cancel this show.