Toronto, Canada – January 21, 2014 – Peace Point Entertainment’s original unscripted family series, Bulloch Family Ranch (7×60’), has been renewed for a second season on UP network in the US. The series chronicles the daily life of Rusty and Julie Bulloch who have raised more than thirty at-risk “kids,” plus two biological children, all while managing multiple jobs. Season II premieres on UP on February 26th. Bulloch Family Ranch is produced by Peace Point Entertainment for UP. The series was created by Ian Wisniewski. Peace Point Rights handles international distribution of the series.
“Bulloch Family Ranch was UP’s highest-rated series premiere ever and we are delighted it has been renewed for a second season. Its inspirational story has really struck a chord with viewers in both the US and internationally,” said Les Tomlin, CEO Peace Point Entertainment and executive producer of the series.
Bulloch Family Ranch chronicles the dramatic everyday adventures of Julie and Rusty Bulloch, a fun-loving working class couple that juggles multiple jobs to make ends meet. Together, they are the proud “parents” of currently more than 30 kids. Only two, Amanda and Brodie, are biological. The rest are teens and young adults who have lived at — and periodically returned to – the Bulloch Ranch during various times of dire need. For almost two decades, the Ranch has served as a place where troubled teens and young adults are welcomed with open arms and given a chance to get back on the right track. Rusty and Julie are committed to giving all their “kids” a stable, caring, nurturing environment along with the tools they need to become productive adults.
In the upcoming second season, viewers can expect the Bullochs to reveal even more of their hearts, generous spirits and good works as new and much-loved returning faces join the family fold and struggle with major life decisions and events. Viewers will meet 21-year old single mother Ciara, and discover how a series of bad decisions by those closest to her have left this complicated, beautiful young woman utterly broke, pregnant again and in need of some love and stability. Her relationship with past Ranch kid Shawndell (currently serving a three-year term in prison) is at a turning point. In addition, high school football player Jordan, 17, returns to face multiple challenges — his senior year, his shoulder injury recovery, and his distracting girlfriend. Twenty-one-year old Wilson continues to work and save up for his wedding by living at the Ranch. This being his second stay with the Bullochs, Wilson now thinks of himself as “an older, wiser voice” among the “kids.” Finally, talented scholarship footballer and former Ranch kid Claude Davis, 25, also returns to regroup, train and focus on his return to professional football.
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