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Coming Home Season 2, Episode 13

Season 2, Episode 13: "Love and Laughter"

Airs July 18 at 11/10c: We enlist the help of the USO and the GI's of Comedy, in order to give one very patriotic family an unforgettable reunion, in the middle of an event honoring all the military families in Ft. Bliss, Texas.

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Coming Home Season 2, Episode 12

Season 2, Episode 12: "In Honor of Dad"

Aired July 11 at 11/10c: After a yearlong deployment, we help an Army Staff Sergeant pull off a giant, patriotic reunion with his kids, with the help of the US Army Field Band.

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Coming Home Season 2, Episode 11

Season 2, Episode 11: "Daddy's Little Dancer"

Aired July 4 at 10/9c: An Army First Lieutenant stops at nothing to make it home in time to catch his little girl's dance recital, and reunite with his family for the first time in a year.

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Coming Home Season 2, Episode 10

Season 2, Episode 10: "Out of Thin Air"

Aired June 27 at 10/9c: An Army Specialist pulls off the ultimate magic trick, when he comes home early from Afghanistan and surprises his kids at one of the biggest shows in Las Vegas!

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Coming Home Season 2, Episode 9

Season 2, Episode 9: "Photo Finish"

Aired June 20 at 10/9c: We help the Army wives of Ft. Bliss, Texas, pull off an amazing surprise for one of their friends, and bring her war hero husband home early, for a reunion in the middle of a patriotic photo exhibit.

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Coming Home Season 2, Episode 8

Season 2, Episode 8: "Birthday Splash"

Aired June 13 at 11/10c: A Navy Sailor makes a big splash when he comes home early to surprise his son for his eleventh birthday at Sea World.

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Coming Home Season 2, Episode 7

Season 2, Episode 7: "Slam Dunk"

Aired June 13 at 10/9c: A father of two returns home from his deployment in South Korea, and disguises himself as the University of Texas El Paso mascot, in order to surprise his kids at the halftime show of a college basketball game.

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Coming Home Season 2, Episode 5

Season 2, Episode 5: "We'll Be Here for You"

Aired June 1 at 10/9c: An Army Dad comes home early and surprises his two kids, with the help of some famous furry friends from Sesame Street--including Elmo!

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Coming Home Season 2, Episode 4

Season 2, Episode 4: "Strike Up the Band"

Aired April 1 at 10/9c: A soldier surprises his son on his 13th birthday by posing as a percussionist with the University of Hawaii marching band in front of 40,000 fans, while another surprises his daughter during her karate lesson.

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Coming Home Season 2, Episode 3

Season 2, Episode 3: "Hula Homecoming"

Aired March 25 at 10/9c: Seven children who love to dance are surprised by their father during their performance at one of Hawaii's biggest Luaus.

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Coming Home Season 2, Episode 2

Season 2, Episode 2: "Daddy's Girls"

Aired March 18 at 10/9c: The surprises just keep on coming when a Navy Sailor comes home early from deployment, to surprise his wife and three girls with a series of unforgettable reunions.

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Coming Home Season 2, Episode 1

Season 2, Episode 1: "Raider Reunion"

Aired March 11 at 10/9c: The NFL's Oakland Raiders help surprise the children of a lifelong Oakland Raiders fan who hasn't seen his family in over a year when he suits up in the infamous "Silver and Black" to make a stunning appearance mid-field during halftime at a game in front of a stadium full of Raider Nation fans.

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Coming Home Season 1, Episode 13

Season 1, Episode 13: "A Day at the Circus"

Aired June 5 at 10/9c: A fun-loving Marine dad goes undercover as a clown to surprise his kids at the circus to the cheers of a packed house.

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Coming Home Season 1, Episode 12

Season 1, Episode 12: "Three Cheers for Dad"

Aired May 29 at 10/9c: A soldier returns early and works with his teenage children to surprise their mom in front of a packed gymnasium at the kid's school.

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Coming Home Season 1, Episode 11

Season 1, Episode 11: "A Little Bit of Country"

Aired May 22 at 10/9c: Country Music star Clay Walker helps us surprise a wife with her husband, home early from Afghanistan, in front of thousands at one of his concerts.

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Coming Home Season 1, Episode 10

Season 1, Episode 10: "Short-Stack Surprise"

Aired May 15 at 10/9c: At a pancake breakfast to support the troops, two children get their soldier dad -- who they think is still in Afghanistan -- to help them make pancakes via an internet video chat. Little do they know, dad is actually in the next room and about to give them the surprise of their lives.

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Coming Home Season 1, Episode 9

Season 1, Episode 9: "Birthday Roundup"

Aired May 8 at 10/9c: A soldier surprises his daughters with his return by leading a procession of 400 motorcycles to their school.

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Coming Home Season 1, Episode 8

Season 1, Episode 8: "Motorcycle Parade"

Aired May 1 at 10/9c: A soldier surprises his daughters with his return by leading a procession of 400 motorcycles to their school.

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Coming Home Season 1, Episode 7

Season 1, Episode 7: "Holy Surprise"

Aired April 17 at 10/9c: A Baptist church-going family is surprised when their soldier father surprises them at a large Sunday service... in front of thousands of worshipers.

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Coming Home Season 1, Episode 6

Season 1, Episode 6: "Finding Dad"

Aired April 10 at 10/9c: A soldier surprises his three kids with a treasure hunt all over their hometown of Clarksville, Tennessee. The prize at the end: their dad, home early from Afghanistan.

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Coming Home Season 1, Episode 5

Season 1, Episode 5: "A Proper Wedding"

Aired April 3 at 10/9c: A sailor from the U.S.S. Harry S. Truman surprises his wife by returning home early and giving her the dream wedding she never had.

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Coming Home Season 1, Episode 4

Season 1, Episode 4: "Paying Tribute"

Aired March 27 at 10/9c: A marine goes to Alabama to meet the parents of a fallen comrade.

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Coming Home Season 1, Episode 3

Season 1, Episode 3: "The Hat Trick"

Aired March 20 at 10/9c: An Army sergeant poses as an NHL goalie to surprise her husband at a hockey game; a soldier proposes to his girlfriend and invites her grandfather to perform the ceremony; a father surprises his daughter when she comes home from school; and an Army wife shocks her husband with her weight loss.

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Coming Home Season 1, Episode 2

Season 1, Episode 2: "Daddy's Little Girl"

Aired March 13 at 10/9c: We surprise a 12-year-old girl with the Navy father she hasn't seen in months at the violin concert of her dreams — and there isn't a dry eye in the house.

  • Sailor Chief Petty Officer Allen Hughes and naval aviator Lieutenant Commander William Beaty (who met his daughter for the first time) are both based out of Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, VA.

  • Staff Sergeant Anthony Feige met his son on his birthday. Sergeant Russel Lowe sent himself in a care package to his daughter. Both Soldiers are stationed in Fort Campbell, KY.


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    Coming Home Season 1, Episode 1

    Season 1, Episode 1: "A Knight's Tale"

    Aired March 6 at 10/9c: A high school football phenom gets the surprise of his life when his soldier dad appears out of nowhere on National Signing Day. Two Army wives join forces to throw their kids a double daddy surprise. A Navy jokester pulls a hilarious homecoming prank on his own family. And a boy is reunited with his knight in shining armor, when his Army dad surprises him during a special show at Medieval Times.

  • First Lieutenant Christopher Redding surprised his son as a Knight. First Lieutenant Redding is currently finishing his deployment at Forward Operating Base Cobra in Iraq, and is based out of Schofield Barracks in Hawaii.

  • Staff Sergeant Jeremiah Rutledge Jr. surprised his son on National Signing Day. Staff Sergeant Rutledge is assigned to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade in Fort Campbell, KY.

  • Staff Sergeant Joseph Oliver, and Specialist Rene Rodriguez surprised their children together during a school assembly.

  • Seaman Payton Yancey is the Sailor that tricked his family with a faked video feed. Seaman Yancey is currently assigned to the USS Harry S. Truman based out of Naval Station Norfolk, in Norfolk VA.


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