Surprise Homecoming

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  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (30)

Surprise Homecoming was a reality television show that aired on TLC in 2011. The show starred Billy Ray Cyrus, who is widely known for his success in the music industry as well as his role on the hit show Hannah Montana. The show followed the stories of soldiers who were surprising their loved ones with unexpected homecomings. These soldiers were often deployed overseas and had been away from their families for extended periods of time. The show captured the moment when the soldiers reunited with their loved ones, often causing emotional and heartwarming reactions.

Each episode focused on one soldier's return home and the preparations leading up to the big surprise. Viewers were able to see the soldier's journey home and watch as they planned and rehearsed their surprise with Billy Ray Cyrus. Cyrus often provided guidance and support to the soldiers, as he also had personal experience with being away from his family for extended periods of time due to his career.

The show also highlighted the importance of family and the sacrifices made by those serving in the military. It showcased the emotional toll that deployments can have on families and how important it is to have a strong support system. Viewers were given a glimpse into the lives of military families and the challenges they face.

Throughout the series, viewers were able to witness an array of heartwarming surprises and reunions. From surprising a wife on her birthday to a daughter at school, each reunion was unique and emotional. The soldiers featured on the show came from a variety of backgrounds and branches of the military, but they all shared a common goal: to surprise and reconnect with the people they love.

Overall, Surprise Homecoming was a feel-good show that celebrated the sacrifice and dedication of those serving in the military. It provided a platform for soldiers to share their stories and connect with their loved ones in a unique and special way. The show was ultimately a tribute to the men and women who serve in the military and the families who support them.

Surprise Homecoming is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on May 30, 2011.

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Operation: Honor Guard
8. Operation: Honor Guard
August 22, 2011
Host Billy Ray Cyrus recruits the Oregon National Guardsmen to help one of their own surprise his mother at her company picnic. A soldier's family wins the ultimate prize at a local carnival, and a soldier returns from Afghanistan to propose.
Operation: Play Ball
7. Operation: Play Ball
August 15, 2011
Billy Ray Cyrus, host, reunites a soldier with his girlfriend whom he plans to propose to a baseball game. Another soldier surprises his wife and baby at a mommy-and-me class. A father returns from Kuwait.
Operation: Wildlife
6. Operation: Wildlife
August 8, 2011
Host Billy Ray Cyrus reunites a military family at the Denver Zoo, while a soldier makes a surprise appearance at his daughter's elementary school picnic. Finally, a Naval Reservist returns home just in time to catch his teenage son's first football game.
Operation: USO
5. Operation: USO
August 1, 2011
Host Billy Ray Cyrus assists an Army Captain in surprising her mother at a USO 75th anniversary banquet. Another soldier surprises his mom at a family barbecue, and three boys get a fantastic deal at the local market, their father home safe and sound.
Operation: Graduation
4. Operation: Graduation
July 25, 2011
Posing as a guest singer, a soldier surprises his kids at church. A soldier's father is shocked to discover his winning raffle ticket wins him an early reunion with his son. Billy Ray Cyrus helps a soldier surprise his wife at her graduation ceremony.
Operation: School Assembly
3. Operation: School Assembly
July 18, 2011
Host Billy Ray Cyrus reunites a military family during a grade school assembly, while another soldier returns home to give her mother an extra special delivery. Then, a soldier gives his wife and baby a picture-perfect surprise.
Operation: Care Package
2. Operation: Care Package
July 11, 2011
A returning soldier and Billy Ray Cyrus cook up a surprise; a soldier reunites with her mother; two brothers team up to give their mom a day she'll always remember.
Operation: Bank Job
1. Operation: Bank Job
May 30, 2011
Host Billy Ray Cyrus goes undercover to help surprise one soldier's wife while another soldier arrives home just in time for his wife's bridal shower. And finally, a family reunites at "The Happiest Place on Earth."
Where to Watch Surprise Homecoming
Surprise Homecoming is available for streaming on the TLC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Surprise Homecoming on demand at Discovery+, Amazon Prime and TLC.
  • Premiere Date
    May 30, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (30)