via press release:
TLC INTRODUCES AMERICA’S FIRST LATINO SEXTUPLETS IN ALL-NEW SERIES
SEXTUPLETS TAKE NEW YORK Premieres on Tuesday, September 14 at 10pm ET/PT
(New York, NY) — The Carpio sextuplets, America’s first Latino sextuplets, are ready for their close-up, if they can sit still for that long! Now 22 months old, these four boys and two girls have just mastered the art of walking and will soon be talking – in two languages. On Tuesday, September 14 at 10 pm ET/PT, TLC premieres the new eight-part series SEXTUPLETS TAKE NEW YORK. Each episode follows the daily challenges parents Victor and Digna Carpio face while raising active sextuplets and an energetic 9-year-old son in their modest house in Queens, NY.
From 50 diaper changes to three homemade hot meals a day, to balancing doctor’s appointments, tennis practice, tutoring, and homework, Victor and Digna certainly have their hands full. Born weighing less than two pounds each and given little to no chance for survival, the Carpio sextuplets are six little miracles.
On top of balancing her everyday routine with her seven children, Digna finds the time to keep herself fit three days a week at the gym. For Digna, getting her figure back was an important goal that she’s already achieved, losing 30 pounds since giving birth to the sextuplets.
For the Carpios, everyday life can be very stressful considering the challenges of raising their large brood in their small space combined with the health concerns that still persist for the sextuplets and the ongoing financial struggles they face with raising such a large family. But their love for music, food, family, humor, culture, and their strict precision to carry through with everything as seamlessly as possible, help make it all work for this determined couple.
SEXTUPLETS TAKE NY is produced by Figure 8 Films for TLC.
TLC’s innovative docu-series and reality-based programming include favorites Kate Plus 8, Little People, Big World, What Not to Wear, 19 Kids and Counting, Say Yes to the Dress, and LA Ink. TLC added to its menu of programming with Cake Boss and continues to expand into the food genre. TLC’s daytime lineup includes the Emmy Award-winning A Baby Story. The channel is available in more than 99 million homes in the US, nearly 8 million homes in Canada and through the website at http://www.tlc.com ; . TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world’s number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries.