Lisa Ling's new CNN series 'This Is Life' premieres September 28

Original documentary series explores the subcultures and communities of America

Lisa Ling's got a new show! The award-winning journalist takes us on a journey into the far corners of America in the new original documentary series This Is Life with Lisa Ling, premiering this month on CNN.

Picking up where she left off with OWN's Our America, Lisa immerses herself and connects with people in unusual and fascinating subcultures. Each hour-long episode will delve into an alternative sect of everyday life, giving viewers an inside look at some of America's most unconventional segments of society.

The eight-part series will examine topics like the prescription drug abuse epidemic in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the world of Sugar Daddies and Sugar Babies.

In THIS IS LIFE, award-winning journalist and author Lisa Ling takes us on a gritty, breathtaking journey to far corners of America. Here, Ling introduces us to sub-cultures and communities that are unusual, extraordinary and sometimes dangerous; often getting people to share things that they haven't shared with their closest friends or even family members. This new CNN Original Series is produced by part2 pictures and premieres on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 10pm, ET/PT.

Said Ling, “I have always believed that the more we know about each other, the more evolved we become. I am absolutely thrilled to bring stories of everyday people with extraordinary lives to the premier global journalism platform, CNN. I hope viewers will open their hearts and minds to the incredible worlds we're about to explore together.”

“Lisa is a seasoned reporter with an unbelievable ability to connect with the people she interviews, issues she examines and the audience she enlightens. CNN is thrilled to have her compelling and fearless storytelling as part of our Original Series line-up,” said Amy Entelis, senior vice president of talent and content development for CNN Worldwide.

Looking forward to seeing this. This Is Life premieres Sunday, September 28 on CNN.

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