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The Monastery (USA)

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The Monastery (USA)
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Premiere October 22, 2006
Finale April 29, 2007
Creator Sarah Woodford
Network TLC
Style 60-minute reality documentary
Company Tiger Tigress Productions
Seasons 2
Episodes 9
Origin USA
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The Monastery is a reality show where ten participants from diverse backgrounds will be cloistered at religious institutions - five men at the Benedictine Monastery of Christ in the Desert and five women at the Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey. It is the American version of The Monastery, a program that aired on BBC Two in 2005.

The participants will not be asked to participate in any challenges, thus it is not a game show. Instead, the conflict on the show is intended to arise from the participants' unfamiliarity with monastic life, and their differing belief systems. The participants include an aspiring Episcopalian minister and two atheists.



Person Duration
Main Cast
Abbot Philip Lawrence 1
Warren Huber 1
Alex Nicoll 1
Jonathan Willoughby 1
Tom Kramer 1
William Morales 1
Katie Alton 1
Laura Bertrand 1
Sarah Da Vanzo 1
Sheila Dickson 1
Liz Royster 1


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One October 22, 2006 November 19, 2006 5
Season Two April 8, 2007 April 29, 2007 4


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