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[02/06/14 - 09:33 AM]
Discovery Channel Continues to Document the Risky Underbelly of the Amish Community in New Season of "Amish Mafia"
The series returns Tuesdays at 9:00/8:00c beginning February 25 on the network.

[via press release from Discovery]

DISCOVERY CHANNEL CONTINUES TO DOCUMENT THE RISKY UNDERBELLY OF THE AMISH COMMUNITY IN NEW SEASON OF "AMISH MAFIA"

-New Season Premieres February 25 at 9PM ET/PT-

(Los Angeles, CA) - Determined to preserve peace and order in the Amish settlement of Lancaster, PA, insider Lebanon Levi and his team of men quietly exert their influence and control. In the new season of AMISH MAFIA, premiering February 25 at 9PM ET/PT, Levi struggles to keep outside forces from infiltrating the Amish community. Both old and new rivals are lurking nearby, determined to take away Levi's power and bring him down once and for all. Levi must stand his ground and expand his territory to other parts of the country, or risk forever losing his authority.

The first season of AMISH MAFIA reigns as the highest-rated series premiere (2.13 P25-54 AA%) in Discovery Channel history. And this season, the stakes are higher than ever. For the first time, Esther speaks out about the shocking attack and responds to allegations that she is leading a double life. Lebanon Levi confronts the new forces that challenge his authority over the Pennsylvania Amish. When temptations from the English world threaten to bring physical harm to one of the Amish, Levi and his crew must put aside their differences with former rivals in order to protect the community. Meanwhile, Levi's nemesis Merlin seeks revenge on Wayne for ousting him from Amish Aid in Ohio. By recruiting new enforcers and building fresh alliances, Merlin hopes to regain control of Ohio and fulfill his destiny of leading the entire Amish community.

This is a side of Amish society that exists under the radar, and the Amish church denies the group's existence. AMISH MAFIA provides eyewitness accounts of the incidents, misdeeds and wrongdoings within the Amish community, as well as a rare look at Levi and his team members who work together to maintain harmony. To protect participants and their family members, some identifying information and property has been changed. Some scenes have been reenacted.

AMISH MAFIA is produced for Discovery by Hot Snakes Media, where Eric Evangelista and Shannon Evangelista are executive producers. For Discovery Channel, Matthew Kelly is executive producer with Max Micallef as coordinating producer.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 210 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than two billion cumulative subscribers in 223 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 162 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Across the Nordic region, Discovery owns and operates SBS Discovery Media, a top-three portfolio of 20 television brands that feature leading nonfiction content, as well as locally produced entertainment programs, sports and the best scripted series and movies from major studios. Discovery also is the leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of digital textbooks, and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.





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