via press release:
TO CELEBRATE SECOND BIRTHDAY
ON NOVEMBER 29
Second Season of Acclaimed Hospital Docu-Series Literally
Capturing Life inside Ohio Maternity Ward Returns with
Ten All-New Hour-Long Episodes
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 20, 2011) – Set to celebrate its second birthday, Lifetime’s highly anticipated and emotional docu-series Tuesday, November 29, at 10:00pm ET/PT. Narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis, the acclaimed program takes an in-depth look at life inside the maternity ward at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, like no other program on television. ’s premiere will immediately follow the debut of Lifetime’s all-new reality program America’s .will return for season two on
With exclusive access to Riverside Methodist’s facilities – ranging from the front desk and nurse’s station to the delivery and operating rooms -- and its team of doctors, nurses and specialists,’s 40 cameras roll 24 hours a day, seven days a week to uniquely capture the high drama, unexpected humor and overwhelming emotion of child birth as new lives begin and others change forever at the hospital. Lifetime will air ten all-new hour-long episodes of during its second season.
Highlights of One Born Every Minute’s second season include an array of intense, joyous, riveting and tender moments numerous expectant parents will experience during the series this year. Among the couples allowing One Born Every Minute and Lifetime viewers to witness their familial milestones are young couple Jada and Kareem, whose competitive mothers literally come to blows in the hospital, letting the seething tension between them boil over and overshadow the birth of their first grandchild; high school sweethearts Katie and Tim, who thought their young family was complete with two children but are about to deliver their third -- thanks to a surprise pregnancy that caught everybody off-guard; Beth and Rocky, the off-and-on couple who met online and now must endure the added pressure of intense family criticism about Rocky’s troubled past on the most important day of their lives; and first-time parents-to-be Kelley and Chris, a couple longing for a healthy baby after struggling through the heartbreaking experiences no one ever wants to face -- two miscarriages and a stillborn child.
Based on the popular U.K. format originated by Dragonfly, the program is produced by fellow Shine Group company Reveille, with Elisabeth Murdoch, Howard T. Owens, Heather Schuster, Robin Ashbrook, Sanjay Singhal and Jack Tarantino executive producing the second season, alongside Rob Sharenow, Gena McCarthy and Sandy Varo Jarrell of Lifetime.
Reveille is part of the Shine Group, one of the world's foremost multinational entertainment and drama companies. Best known for its popular and award-winning hit series including Masterchef, The, The , , Ugly Betty, The Tudors, Tabitha’s , Shear Genius and Parental Control, the Company also focuses on exploiting worldwide intellectual property rights in scripted and unscripted television and digital entertainment. Reveille has partnerships with Break Media, Microsoft and Yahoo! to develop original online series for brands. Through its distribution arm, Shine International, Reveille distributes its extensive library of programming to more than 150 countries.
Lifetime Television is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. Lifetime Television®, Lifetime Movie Network®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group, Hearst Corporation and NBC Universal.