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Doubling Down With The Derricos Season 2 - What We Know So Far

Reality TV gives us a chance to live vicariously through people whose lives are very different from our own. One of the most enduring subgenres in reality TV is the "family with a whole bunch of kids" show. But the latest entry in this subgenre, "Doubling Down with the Derricos," sets itself apart from its predecessors by offering a more modern take on having children in the double digits.

Karen and Deon Derrico are a Las Vegas couple with 14 children who appear on their show. But "Doubling Down with the Derricos" is more than just an exercise in voyeurism. Yes, the show does feature many of the daily ups and downs of having a large family. But as the Derricos told CNN, they also want their series to inspire other couples with "multiples"– i.e. twins, triplets, and beyond.

Based on what TLC has shared so far, the upcoming season will have plenty of both lighthearted and heavier moments, including a serious medical issue involving one of their sons, Diez. Here's everything we know about "Doubling Down with the Derricos" Season 2.

What's the release date for Doubling Down with the Derricos Season 2?

Yes. As reported by People magazine, the second season of "Doubling Down with the Derricos" will premiere on TLC on June 1, 2021, at 10 p.m. EST. 

It's been a long road for the Derricos to get on television. According to Deon, the birth of their quintuplets in 2013 led to "more than 10" offers from production companies for the Derricos to star in their own reality series. But in 2014, he was the subject of what he described as a "bogus" criminal case, per the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Deon faced multiple counts of fraud involving his real estate business but was acquitted on all charges. Once Deon's legal case was resolved, the family's reality TV dreams were back on.

But just when filming for the first season began, the COVID-19 pandemic hit. "Doubling Down with the Derricos" was one of the few TV productions that were able to continue despite the pandemic, but the coronavirus still affected the show, as well as the family.

So, when Season 2 premieres in just over a month, it will be the first "normal" premiere they've had.

Who's in the cast of Doubling Down with the Derricos Season 2?

This is an easy one: the immediate Derrico family, which currently has 16 members. That includes mom Karen, an early childhood educator who homeschools all the children, and dad Deon, who's a real-estate investor.

Then there are the Derrico children, whose current ages range from 15 to just under 2. Darian is the firstborn, followed by Derrick. Then comes the family's first set of multiples, twins Dallas and Denver. They were followed by quintuplets Deniko, Dariz, Deonee, Daician, and Daiten, who were born in 2013 at 32 weeks. Up next were Diez and Dior, who were born in 2017. Karen and Deon refer to them as their "triplins" (via the Las Vegas Review-Journal), since they were born as triplets but their brother Carter sadly passed away shortly after their birth. And finally, there are triplets Dawsyn, De'Aren, and Dyver, who were born in 2019.

But that might not be all. When CNN asked Deon and Karen in August 2020 whether they planned on adding to their 14 total children, Karen replied "Stay tuned, stay tuned."

Is there a trailer for Doubling Down with the Derricos Season 2?

Yes! TLC released a sneak peek for Season 2 (via YouTube) on April 17, 2021. The two-and-a-half-minute teaser showed many lighthearted moments. The Derricos took a trip to a rolled ice cream place. They had a COVID-safe Halloween celebration complete with a dance party. They held a Black History Month celebration that honored luminaries like Barack and Michelle Obama and Colin Kaepernick. But there were also some heavier moments. When Karen and Deon raise the possibility of another pregnancy, Deon's mother, Marian, expresses her concern.

Their son Diez is diagnosed with a medical condition called sagittal craniosynostosis, a birth defect that can cause an elongated cranium. The upcoming season will deal with Diez's ordeal and his risky surgery, which Deon calls one of the hardest things he's ever been through. 

Having 14 kids comes with a lot of ups and downs, and it looks like Season 2 of "Doubling Down with the Derricos" will have plenty of material.