The CNN Original Series, This Is Life with Lisa Ling, returns for its second season on Wednesday, September 30, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. In the eight-part investigative docuseries, award-winning journalist and author Ling travels across the country in search of ordinary people with extraordinary lives and explores their unconventional communities.
In the new season, Ling gains exclusive access to the children of Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints’ prophet and convicted felon Warren Jeffs, the Mongol Nation outlaw bikers, the LA County Coroner’s office, and The Satanic Temple in Detroit. She also introduces viewers to Electronic Dance Music fans, young girls vying to be models, Richmond City inmates preparing for a “Date with Dad” dance, and professional pickup artists in Nevada.
This Is Life Season 2 Trailer
In season one, This is Life with Lisa Ling ranked #1 across cable news in its time period among total viewers, adults 25-54 and 18-34. The series is produced for CNN by part2 pictures, with executive producers Ling, Amy Bucher and David Shadrack Smith.
part2 is a content creator of award-winning programming across documentary, talent-driven formats, magazine reportage and lifestyle genres for broadcast and cable outlets. Based in Brooklyn and led by David Shadrack Smith, the company’s credits include critically acclaimed shows such as This is Life with Lisa Ling (CNN), Our America (OWN), Dixie Mafia (Discovery), Polygamy USA (NatGeo), Engineering Ground Zero (NOVA/PBS), Hard Time (NatGeo), and feature documentaries like An Honest Liar. Upcoming major shows and series include a landmark series with Oprah Winfrey titled Belief. Since launching in 2007, part2 has partnered with over a dozen networks, delivered more than 130 hours of programming, filmed in 35 countries and earned two Emmy awards, four Cine awards, a Gracie award, two IDA nominations including one win, and a Sundance Jury Prize. www.part2pictures.com
About CNN Original Series
The CNN Original Series group develops non-scripted programming for television via commissioned projects, acquisitions and in-house production. Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, oversees CNN Original Series and CNN Films for CNN Worldwide. Vinnie Malhotra, senior vice president of development and acquisitions, works directly with filmmakers and producers to develop original projects for CNN Original Series and CNN Films.
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