TLC Sets Return for ‘My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding’ (Exclusive)

“On-Air With Ryan Seacrest” co-host Ellen K. returns as show’s narrator

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 11:16 AM

The over-the-top dresses, unique courting rituals and huge family drama of “My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding” are back on TLC.

The new season of the series kicks off with eight new episodes on Thursday, April 3 at 9/8c.

“On-Air With Ryan Seacrest” co-host Ellen K. will return as the show’s narrator.

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Once very secretive about their lives, a new generation of American Gypsies are much more keen about sharing their lives publicly. On the upcoming season premiere, for example, a young Gypsy boy attempts to make Romanichal history by becoming the first Gypsy jiu-jitsu champion.

Here’s what to expect on the upcoming season from TLC:

The season also features a double wedding with two Gypsy sisters getting ready to wed their non-Gypsy fiancés, despite their mother’s objections about marrying outside the bloodline; An Irish traveller pursuing his dream of becoming America’s first Gypsy rapper; a young Gypsy couple who has found love online – and plan to meet for the very first time on their wedding day, and a young Romney teen who turns her back on tradition to follow her dreams of becoming the first Gypsy supermodel. And one of the biggest family rivalries – between the Stanleys and the Smalls – comes head to head when two Gypsy teenagers defy all odds for an attempt at a life together.

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Produced by Firecracker Films, the series was a spinoff of UK-based “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” and itself spawned the TLC spinoff series, “Gypsy Sisters.”

Watch a first look at the upcoming season below:


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