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Amish in the City
Format Reality
Created by Jon Kroll
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 9
Production
Running time 52 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel UPN
Original run 02004-07-28 July 28, 2004 – September 15, 2004 (2004-09-15)

Amish in the City is an American reality television series by Stick Figure Productions and UPN. The plot revolved around five Amish teenagers experiencing "Modern" (non-Amish) culture by living in a house with six mainstream American teenagers.

The show assumes and promotes the disputed view that the practice of allowing Amish teenagers to enjoy freedom from the Amish religious code is a normal part of the Rumspringa ("running around") period before they decide whether to join the Amish church. Typically, nearly 90% of teenagers will end their Rumspringa with the choice to be baptized as Amish, however in the conclusion of the show it is unclear who of the teenagers chose not to return to the Amish church and who go back to the Amish way of life. Many accuse the show of giving the participants an unrealistic view of "Modern" culture, and of showing the behavior of the unadjusted Amish like a "spectator sport" for mainstream American viewers. The producers have stated they plan to follow the original series with updates on the current status of the cast, especially since their decisions at the end of the series may still be changed in favor of traditional Amish life.

The concept was initially denounced by some for appearing to capitalize upon popular stereotypes about the Amish; later critical reviews were more positive.

The series was recently aired in the UK on LivingTV2 and Trouble, in New Zealand on TV2, in Denmark on Kanal 5 and in Sweden on Kanal 5

Cast

Cast Other
Ariel Not Amish
Jonas Has not gone back to the Amish, got his GED on the show and enrolled in college
K-von Not Amish
Meagan Not Amish
Miriam Has not gone back to the Amish, has since become a nurse
Mose Has not gone back to the Amish, has since become an elementary teacher
Nick Not Amish
Randy Has not gone back to the Amish
Reese Not Amish
Ruth Returned to the Amish, married and pregnant at last update
Whitney Not Amish

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Amish in the City
Format Reality
Created by Jon Kroll
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 9
Production
Running time 52 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel UPN
Original run 02004-07-28 July 28, 2004 – September 21, 2004 (2004-09-21)

Amish in the City is an American reality television series by Stick Figure Productions and UPN. The plot revolved around five Amish teenagers experiencing "Modern" (non-Amish) culture by living in a house with six mainstream American teenagers.

The show assumes and promotes the disputed view that the practice of allowing Amish teenagers to enjoy freedom from the Amish religious code is a normal part of the Rumspringa ("running around") period before they decide whether to join the Amish church. Typically, nearly 90% of teenagers will end their Rumspringa with the choice to be baptized as Amish, however in the conclusion of the show it is unclear who of the teenagers chose not to return to the Amish church and who go back to the Amish way of life. Many accuse the show of giving the participants an unrealistic view of "Modern" culture, and of showing the behavior of the unadjusted Amish like a "spectator sport" for mainstream American viewers. The producers have stated they plan to follow the original series with updates on the current status of the cast, especially since their decisions at the end of the series may still be changed in favor of traditional Amish life.

The concept was initially denounced by some for appearing to capitalize upon popular stereotypes about the Amish; later critical reviews were more positive.

The series was later aired in the UK on LivingTV2 and Trouble, in New Zealand on TV2, in Denmark on Kanal 5 and in Sweden on Kanal 5

Cast

Cast Other
Ariel Not Amish
Jonas Has not gone back to the Amish, got his GED on the show and enrolled in college
K-von Not Amish
Meagan Not Amish
Miriam Has not gone back to the Amish, has since become a nurse[citation needed]
Mose Has not gone back to the Amish, has since become an elementary teacher[citation needed]
Nick Not Amish
Randy Has not gone back to the Amish
Reese Not Amish
Ruth Returned to the Amish
Whitney Not Amish

External links








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