LMN sets summer debut for “Escaping Polygamy” series

The U.S. cable network will begin airing the RIVR Media-produced docuseries (pictured), which stars three sisters who broke away from a polygamist sect, on July 14.
June 11, 2015

U.S. cable network LMN will premiere the docuseries Escaping Polygamy (pictured) in July.

Produced by RIVR Media, the six x one-hour series follows sisters Andrea, Jessica and Shannell who broke away from a secretive Mormon sect in Salt Lake City, Utah known as the Order and now help loved ones and strangers leave abusive polygamous family situations.

In each episode, the sisters work with people in various stages of leaving polygamy, including people who are first coming to grips with their situation and those actively seeking a way out.

Escaping Polygamy gives viewers unprecedented access into the realities of this frightening and mysterious American subculture,” said the channel’s head of programming and development, Laura Fleury, in a statement. “Through the eyes of Andrea, Jessica and Shannell and the range of people they help, we experience the dramatic, spiritual rollercoaster that they must go through to break free of polygamy.”

LMN originally aired a two-hour special with the same title that followed the three sisters in late December of 2014.

Exec producers are RIVR Media’s Dee Haslam, Rob Lundgren and Lori Stryer and LMN’s Fleury and Jennifer Wagman. The series will begin airing at 10 p.m. EST on July 14.

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