August 30th, 2017

CNN Original Series This is Life with Lisa Ling Returns for its Fourth Season on Sunday, October 1

 New CNN Digital Series This is Sex with Lisa Ling to Debut Exclusively on Monday, Sept. 18

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NEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2017 — The CNN Original Series, This is Life with Lisa Ling, returns for its fourth season on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. In the eight-part investigative docuseries, award-winning journalist and author Lisa Ling travels across America immersing herself in communities that are unusual, extraordinary and sometimes dangerous.

In the new season, Ling embeds with a heavily-armed militia in the Arizona desert, visits a secret world under the Vegas strip and attends one of the world’s biggest transgender beauty pageants in Thailand. She also explores the massive wave of Chinese immigrants coming to the U.S., polygamy outside of Mormon country, laws that criminalize teenage sexuality and what it means to be Black and Muslim in America. In the season premiere, “Sexual Healing,” she looks at up close and personal therapeutic techniques that address issues related to sex and intimacy.

In addition, CNN Digital will debut This is Sex with Lisa Ling, an exclusive digital series exploring the taboos around sex in America and the ways in which sexuality has been stigmatized, policed and politicized. Similar to the highly acclaimed multi-part documentary This is Birth with Lisa Ling, this three-part series hosted by Ling, will be fully available on Sept.18 via CNNgo (at CNN.com/go and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android. 

This is Life will also stream live for subscribers on Oct. 1 via CNNgo (at CNN.com/go and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android. This is Life will also be available the day after the broadcast premiere on demand via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps.

This is Life, produced for CNN by part2 with executive producers Ling, Amy Bucher, David Shadrack Smith, Amy Entelis and Lizzie Fox, will regularly air Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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.  Lizzie Fox, vice president of current programming, supervises production of all CNN Original Series.