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The new non fiction television series Shocking Family Secrets reveals strange unknown mysteries and scandals, family stories stowed away like so many ancient love letters from an affair. These heirlooms are not meant to be seen. When true life family members come across these secrets the results can be shocking, terrible, wondrous, fascinating, riveting, liberating, astounding, cathartic.

Shocking Family Secrets is produced by Magilla Entertainment and airs on the Discovery Health Channel. This is one of the first shows directed by Alex Bader. The first seasons currently has six episodes: Around the World and Back, Debutante in Distress, The Ultimate Gift, Heart Chords, Nowhere To Run, and Anything For Love. Each episode looks into three different families secrets.

Follow people like Nefertiti, a woman who finds out the truth about her wandering childhood. Why wouldn't her family ever settle down? Follow adopted individuals who find out their surprising parentage. See what happens when an unloved child of a couple discovers, through a long lost memory, what made her parents so distant with her.

Sometimes those who have much realize they know little about the source of their wealth. After a terrible loss a man goes on mysterious car trips across the country. This man's cross country trips reveal more to his children than he had originally anticipated.

Couples also have many secrets. Carolyn and Sean desperately want a child and take many risks for the baby. There are perfect seeming lives like Michele. However, behind Michele's wonderful facade of a life lurks a terrible secret.

These true life stories happen to people of all walks of life and show us that our suburban homes and neighborhoods often contain more surprising truths than we could ever imagine. Shocking Family Secrets is a riveting tour through some of America's perfect seeming lives which turn out to be perfectly flawed.

Shocking Family Secrets is a Drama, Kids & Family series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on November 22, 2012. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.3.

Shocking Family Secrets is available for streaming on the Discovery Fit & Health website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Shocking Family Secrets on demand at Amazon, Discovery Life, Google Play, iTunes online.

Thursday 10:00 PM et/pt on Discovery Fit & Health
1 Season, 6 Episodes
November 22, 2012
Drama, Kids & Family
Cast: Deborah Wise
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Shocking Family Secrets Full Episode Guide

  • A woman's antisocial behavior draws attention.

  • A woman's past comes back to haunt her.

  • Secrets will alter the lives of three families. Julie's life of wealth and privilege is suddenly ripped away, a grieving father hides a shocking secret from his children, and Richard discovers his birth mother is famous.

  • The lives of three families lives are forever changed as Nefertiti unravels the mystery of her nomadic childhood, Steve finds out his birth mother is closer than he thought and Ellen learns about her strained relationship with her parents.

Shocking Family Secrets Video Clips & Extras

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