ATLANTA, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 SEASON 1 ROUND UP"
Airs Tuesday, February 25 at 8:00 p.m. EST, with an encore at 9:00 p.m. EST
A look-back at the first season of the popular UP original series "Bulloch Family Ranch." Relive all the family drama before the Season 2 premiere.
BULLOCH FAMILY RANCH - SEASON TWO PREMIERE - EPISODE 201 – "This Is Different"
Airs Wednesday, February 26 at 9:00 p.m. EST
As the second season kicks off, Julie Bulloch makes a sudden, heartfelt decision that affects every member of the Ranch in dramatically different and surprising ways. Having found Ciara -- a 21-year-old single mom and girlfriend to a beloved former Ranch kid – in dire circumstances, Julie unilaterally invites her and her three-year-old daughter Shania to live at the Ranch. The unexpected news unsettles husband Rusty, who is worried about having two more mouths to feed, and their biological daughter Amanda Bulloch-Masek, who is angry at being shut out of a major family decision for the first time and worried about her own three-year-old. As the family adjusts to new circumstances at a welcome dinner, Ciara breaks the news that she's pregnant to a tearful Amanda, who was expecting last season and lost her baby. Meanwhile, Ranch "kid" Jordan struggles to get back on track both on and off the football field. Later, while now out on his own, biological son Brodie Bulloch confronts his parents' concerns about his search for a career.
BULLOCH FAMILY RANCH - EPISODE 202 – "Here Comes Trouble"
Airs Wednesday, March 5 at 9:00 p.m. EST
Everyone learns what "I pulled a Julie!" means when mom Julie comically underestimates her time and weekend schedule with the busy bounce house business and other family commitments. At the same time, Rusty takes on an additional job working on his father-in-law's rental properties to make ends meet, which turns out to be a much larger undertaking than he expected when Ranch "kid" Wilson gets involved. Meanwhile, after the words and tears following her welcome dinner at the Ranch, Ciara wrestles with what to do next – should she give her new baby up for adoption or keep it? Ciara turns to Amanda and Pastor Walter for guidance. Later, Wilson reveals something that helps Ciara come to a decision. Brodie's search for the right career path takes him to his friend's custom truck garage.
"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.
UP Presents "Bulloch Family Ranch." "Bulloch Family Ranch" is produced by Peace Point Entertainment Group (Les Tomlin, Executive Producer) and Crybaby Media (Danny Passman, Executive Producer). Created and produced by Ian Wisniewski. Todd C. Stevens is showrunner and director.
Follow the Bulloch family at:
- On Twitter at @BullochRanch, #BullochFamilyRanch
HEARTLAND - SEASON SIX PREMIERE - Airs Wednesday, February 26 at 8:00 p.m. EST
Based on Lauren Brooke's best-selling novels, the sixth season of UP Original Series "Heartland," a beloved, popular family drama, continues to follow life on the ranch as Amy Fleming (Amber Marshall), her older sister Lou (Michelle Morgan) and their grandfather Jack (Shaun Johnston) deal with the challenges of running the ranch that has been in their family for six generations. During this season's 18 new episodes, Amy reaches a new level of horsemanship that sets her down a freeing path and opens her up to greater opportunities. Ty (Graham Wardle) realizes that in order to move forward with his life and his relationship with Amy, he has to make some tough decisions. Lou grapples with the realities of motherhood and the possibility of going back into the workforce when money becomes tight. Tim (Chris Potter) seeks out his long lost son to establish a relationship and must figure out a way to tell his daughters they have a brother. Jack takes some risks and learns to face his own fears but will remain the rock of Heartland, gently (and sometimes not so gently) helping his family deal with the ups and downs they experience in their lives.
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* Source: Nielsen L+7 & LSD blended cume Bulloch Family Ranch 7/17/13-8/28/13.