'Breaking Amish:' TLC Announces New Series and Specials

The Amish Are Coming To TLC

Get ready for a look inside the life of the Amish. TLC has announced its 2012-2013 schedule, which includes over 55 series, with "Breaking Amish" standing out as one of the most intriguing shows on its plate.

The 10-part series will follow the lives of five Amish men and women and one Mennonite woman as they decide whether to embrace their lifestyle or follow their dreams outside their communities. Each of these men and women face rejection and criticism from their families as they make the most important decision of their lives.

"Craft Wars" will also be part of the lineup. Hosted by Tori Spelling, the show will follow the craftiest of the crafty as they attempt to create eye-popping pieces. In the end, the person with the best crafts will take home a $10,000 prize.

For a look inside the life of a southern belle, viewers can tune in to "Preacher Ladies." Each week, the show will focus on the lives of 21st century, high class women living in the South with an emphasis on mega-churches and multi-million dollar empires.

The network will also be airing specials throughout the season including "Brides of New Jersey," which focuses on the bling-tastic, big-haired brides of NJ, "William & Kate: One Year Later," which follows the lives of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge since their 2011 marriage, and "Obese & Expecting," a show that centers on a group of mothers-to-be battling weight issues and struggling to deliver healthy babies.

“TLC’s sweet spot lies in our ability to open doors into the lives of relatable, remarkable people and connect them with viewers across the country – many of whom have become television’s most beloved personalities and families,” Amy Winter, TLC's general manager, said in a statement. “With over 55 new and returning series programmed within our most popular genres, this Upfront promises a robust slate of exciting original programming, as well as brand new adventures with our audience’s favorite faces.”

For more info on TLC's series and specials, see the press release here.

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