Move over Gosselin gang, there’s a new batch of babies on block! TLC has ordered eight episodes of a new baby-booming reality series called ‘Sextuplets Take New York,’ which follows a Latino couple billed as having the first Hispanic sextuplets born in the U.S. “Born weighing less than two pounds each and given little to no chance for survival, the Carpio sextuplets are six little miracles,” says the release.
The family from Queens, N.Y., includes dad and mom Victor and Digna Carpio and their 22-month-old sextuplets, four boys and two girls: Genesis, Joel, Justin, Jezreel, Jayden and Danelia. The couple also has a nine-year-old son. The show follows the Carpios as they struggle with a tight budget, a busy schedule, and a seven-kid brood that requires 50 diaper changes a day. “We fell in love with them,” said Nancy Daniels, senior VP of production and development at TLC, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “All of our shows look at interesting families and interesting live. They’re struggling with taking care of a lot of small children who are all the same age and overrunning their house.”
The ‘Sextuplets’ join TLC’s multiples family-oriented programming slate, which also includes ‘Kate Plus 8‘ (yes, another new special is coming); the Duggar family of ‘19 Kids and Counting‘; and the recently announced ‘Quints by Surprise.’
The ‘Sextuplets’ take over TLC, premiering Sept. 14th.