Breaking Amish, the second season of which carries a subtitle as Breaking Amish: Los Angeles, is an American reality television series on TLC that debuted September 9, 2012. The series revolves around five young Anabaptist adults (four Amish and one Mennonite) who move to New York City in order to experience a different life and to make a difficult decision regarding whether to return to their communities, or to remain outside their old communities and face potential ostracism by their family and friends.It follows the cast members as they experience life in New York and face new situations involving work, friendship, romance, and lifestyle, plus the drama that develops between cast members as they undergo various experiences.
The cast-members’ move to New York City differs from Rumspringa, the rite of passage in which some 16-year-old Amish are allowed to experience the outside world and to decide whether or not they wish to remain with their home communities.
On May 1, 2014 it was announced that Breaking Amish is spawning another spinoff, titled Return to Amish. It will follow the season one cast members (all live in Pennsylvania at the time of production, except for Kate, who lives in New York City).