UP Premieres Season Two of Original Series 'Bulloch Family Ranch'
UP, America's favorite channel for uplifting family entertainment, presents the second season of its UP Original Series "Bulloch Family Ranch" (#BullochFamilyRanch),a popular unscripted series that follows the everyday adventures of fun-loving, working-class couple Rusty and Julie Bulloch, their biological children Amanda and Brodie and their over 30 Ranch "kids." This dramatic season reveals even more of the Bullochs' hearts, generous spirits and good works as new and much-loved returning faces join the family fold and everyone struggles with major life decisions and events. Filmed in Lakeland, FL, the seven-episode second season will premiere on Wednesday, February 26 at 9:00 p.m. EST, preceded at 8:00 p.m. EST by brand-new episodes of the fan-favorite family drama "Heartland," now in its sixth season. Viewers will be able to take a look back at all the highlights of the Bullochs' inspiring first season in the hour-long "Bulloch Family Ranch Season 1 Round Up" special on Tuesday, February 25 at 8:00 p.m. EST, with an encore at 9:00 p.m. EST.
In partnership with Peace Point Entertainment and Cry Baby Media, "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 new season, 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 finishing a three-year term in prison for violating parole) 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-four-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. To be sure, there's never a dull moment when it comes to the Bullochs. Structure, discipline, love, faith, respect, amazing down home cooking and crazy pranks abound as the original UP Premiere series "Bulloch Family Ranch" continues.
"Viewers absolutely fell in love with the Bullochs and their Ranch 'kids' as they opened their hearts and home for all the world to see in 'Bulloch Family Ranch,'" said Leslie Glenn Chesloff, evp, programming. "Beginning February 26, we are thrilled to debut the dramatic, uplifting next chapter in the ongoing real-life Bulloch story, as well as the all-new season of our popular scripted series 'Heartland.'"
"Bulloch Family Ranch's" debut on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 was the highest-rated series premiere in the network's nine-year history, and reached 5.9 million viewers* over the course of its seven-week run, according to Nielsen data released by UP.