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"Polygamy, USA" (TV show) is a reality docu-series on the National Geographic Channel.

From the outside, Centennial Park, Arizona, appears to be like many other small towns. Families struggle to keep food on the table; sons and daughters rebel against the strict rules of their parents; women fight feelings of jealousy in their relationships; and elders worry the new generation of youth doesn't respect the traditions of the past. But what makes this town different is that it is a tight-knit community of Fundamentalist Mormons who openly participate in polygamy, a sacred principle of their faith and an expression of their fight for religious freedom.

The series for the first time goes inside the daily lives of families in this community committed wholeheartedly to their faith — even if it means they break the law.

It's a lifestyle with a history that goes back generations, but one they must protect not only from outside scrutiny but also the evolving attitudes of each new generation. Some show they are committed to the way of life they've been taught, while others push back on the norms they've grown up with. It's a fascinating look at a way of life that can be difficult to understand, while also surprisingly familiar.

But plural marriage is just one part of the story in this series. Throughout, viewers are given an inside look at the rituals of this fundamentalist group, including morning prayer meetings, Sunday services, baptisms and funerals.

The community's elders strive to ensure that outside influences of the world do not distract the younger generation from maintaining these traditions, an immense challenge given the curious stares and whispers often endured when they venture outside the community. For old and new members, sacrifices must be made and middle ground found in order for the town to survive.

"Polygamy, USA" is produced by Part2 Pictures, LLC for the National Geographic Channel. For Part2, Gregory Henry, Amy Bucher, and Kimberly Woodard are executive producers and Brian Lovett is co-executive producer. For NGC, Stephanie Buxbaum is executive producer, Lynn Sadofsky is VP of production and development, Alan Eyres is SVP of programming and development, and Michael Cascio is the executive in charge of production.


Network: National Geographic Channel
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: May 7, 2013
Seasons: 1
Production Company: Part2 Pictures, LLC

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