UP Renews ‘Bulloch Family Ranch’

UP cable network has greenlit a second season of its unscripted series Bulloch Family Ranch, network officials announced Tuesday.

The series, which chronicles the lives of a working class couple that has raised more than 25 kids -- most of whom were troubled teens the couple took in, will return for a seven-episode, sophomore season in 2014, said network officials

“In its successful first season, Bulloch Family Ranch spectacularly delivered on UP’s promise to bring our viewers emotionally compelling real-life stories as part of our uplifting unscripted series slate,” said Leslie Glenn Chesloff, executive vice president of programming in a statement.  “It was the highest-rated series premiere in UP’s nine-year history, and as such, we are thrilled to bring the show back for a second season in 2014.”

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