Amish Mafia’s first season wrapped earlier this year to ratings success. As such, there’s a special episode about “Lebanon” Levi Stoltzfus that will air Sunday to whet the audience’s appetite until the second season airs.
As reported by Hollywoodite.com February 16, John Freeman Schmucker’s attorney Steven Breit confirmed that Schmucker had been cast in the second season that had already begun filming in Lancaster County. Also, a source claimed “Discovery has agreed to buy up to 18 additional episodes.” It appears the source was correct, although Discovery ordered fewer episodes than speculated.
Yahoo TV confirms exclusively, Amish Mafia is definitely coming back for another season with Discovery ordering eight more episodes in addition to this weekend’s special episode.
Discovery will air eight more hour-long episodes of the show later this year.
There’s plenty of controversy surrounding the show and questions about its veracity (several Amish experts have dismissed the very idea of an “Amish mafia,” and the show confirms that much of the action is actually re-creations). But Amish Mafia is a hit for Discovery, averaging 3.3 million viewers per episode.
Amish Mafia was also the No. 2 cable show on Wednesdays (excluding sports) among persons and men 18-49 and 25-54, behind only Moonshiners. It was No. 1 with women 25-54.
Discovery will air the special Amish Mafia: Amish Exorcism this Sunday, March 3, at 8/7c. The two-hour event will feature Esther and John, two of Lebanon Levi’s partners, as they “engage in an Amish exorcism to bring their demon-haunted brother back to the flock.” Also, as Levi attempts to rebuild his crew, he’s in danger of losing his main assistant, Alvin. – via Yahoo TV.