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This Is Life with Lisa Ling

This Is Life with Lisa Ling

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  • Premiered: 
    September 28, 2014
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  • Network: CNN
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Lisa Ling 
  • Subject Matter: Current Events
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Plot Synopsis

Host Lisa Ling goes on a journey through the lives of people who act normal in public, but in private lead very different and unusual lives, introducing viewers to sub-cultures and communities that are extraordinary and sometimes dangerous. Each hour-long episode of THIS IS LIFE WITH LISA LING focuses on a different lifestyle, including: sugar daddies and sugar babies, who often use websites that match wealthy older men with young, attractive women -- and for both parties, it can be an alluring opportunity; and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah, which has the lowest rates of tobacco use and alcohol-related deaths in the nation, yet more people die from prescription drug overdoses than car accidents. Season 2 of THIS IS LIFE WITH LISA LING premiered on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT on CNN. in the season opener, "Children of the Prophet," Ling talks with two children of imprisoned Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints prophet Warren Jeffs, who give their first ever television interview. In the rest of the eight-episode new season, Ling gains exclusive access to the Mongol Nation outlaw bikers, the LA County Coroner's office, and a satanic temple in Detroit. She also introduces viewers to Electronic Dance Music fans, young girls vying to be models, Richmond City inmates preparing for a "Date with Dad" dance, and professional pickup artists in Nevada. On Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT, CNN premiered the eight-episode third season of THIS IS LIFE WITH LISA LING. In the new season, Ling gains exclusive access to the LA County Jail, goes inside the cage with female MMA fighters, attends a wedding behind bars, and learns to code with Silicon Valley teens. She also explores legalized prostitution in Nevada and the heroin epidemic in Chicago, uncovers state laws that allow rapists parental rights, and embeds with the Philadelphia Police Department to examine how new technology is changing law enforcement.
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Season 4 of THIS IS LIFE WITH LISA LING premiered on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT on CNN. In the eight-episode new season, Lisa Ling embeds with a heavily-armed militia in the Arizona desert, visits a secret world under the Vegas strip and attends one of the world's biggest transgender beauty pageants in Thailand. She also explores the massive wave of Chinese immigrants coming to the U.S., polygamy outside of Mormon country, laws that criminalize teenage sexuality and what it means to be Black and Muslim in America. In the season premiere, "Sexual Healing," she looks at up close and personal therapeutic techniques that address issues related to sex and intimacy.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Part2 Pictures