Billy Ray Cyrus to host TLC's 'Homecoming'
November 8th, 2010
11:11 AM ET

Billy Ray Cyrus to host TLC's 'Homecoming'

Despite being in the midst of a divorce, Billy Ray Cyrus hasn't forgotten the importance of family. The 49-year-old singer is making that clear as host of TLC's upcoming "Homecoming," a reality series that will chronicle the surprise reunions of members of the military with their loved ones.

"'Homecoming' extends TLC’s focus on authentic and relatable life experiences," says Eileen O'Neill, president and general manager of TLC. "We look forward to honoring our service men and women, and celebrating in the unmatched moment when they are reunited with their families."

TLC has ordered three hour-long episodes of the heartwarming series, which was inspired by online and local-news segments in which soldiers surprise their friends and family back home.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the premiere date for "Homecoming" has not yet been set.

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  1. Maria Montoya

    So disappointed in your new program...ughh, Billy Ray Cyrus??? Really??? Really cheezy and stupid. Not gonna tune in again, sorry...

    July 12, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Free

    Спасибо понравилось !

    December 1, 2010 at 3:23 am | Report abuse |
  3. Dee

    Some people are pretty sick on here

    November 12, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. celebs911

    It' sad to see a couple is breaking up, mostly when there are kids involved. I wonder what went wrong? I will channel and find out the real reasons.. in the mean while there a are happier couples out there. Check out our post on Penelope Cruz and her baby predictions.

    November 9, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. SKY


    November 8, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. maeve

    Upcoming "Homecoming," a reality series hosted by Billy Ray Cyrus

    WHY???? Isn't there some talented ex-military person who really experienced this first hand, available? Billy Ray Cyrus.....Puh-lease spare us. Hopefully, the phoney reality shows will soon go away and perhaps some really informative television will take their place. When you start having people like B.R. host these things it is time to end pretend reality.

    November 8, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. scroo yoo

    Billy Ray

    I want to bang your daughter

    November 8, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bev kaelin

    Ok give him a break, he does have a talented daughter and maybe he is not the best performer but look at some of the other reality shows!

    November 8, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. cheryl

    Being a Military wife for 19yrs and 5 deployments under my families belt I do think a Reunion show is going to far. It's a private moment for us family members. Of course it just a show for TLC to get us to watch. Not me. And if you are going to do it which they will Toby Keith is better. He's a true American!!! Love my military family. God Bless

    November 8, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      So Is BRC and I am sure other families of the military will like this.
      Quit picking on him.

      November 12, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Scott

    I guess he needs a new meal ticket now that Miley is 18 and he can't legally run her life or career anymore.

    Our troops deserve better than him though.

    November 8, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      BRC will be great, I am tired of people picking on him. I am sure if he was a liberal, it would ne fine.
      So glad I am Independent.

      November 12, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Nancy D

    I am for anything that honors our service men and women. To a certain extent i agree that it would b better to keep reunions private but if there wouldnt be a reunion otherwise then i say bravo TLC and B.R. Cyrus and i bet the families will feel the same way. God bless TLC, Billy, and most of all our beloved men and women serving our country and giving their lives so we can remain safe and free.

    November 8, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Why not. They gave a show to Caribou Barbie. What ever happened to actual educational programming on TLC? Instead we get these pseudo reality shows that gave us the Goslins, that is giving Palin another platform and now giving this has-been with the bimbo-in-training daughter the opportunity to show his lack of depth!

    November 8, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      I can see you're a liberal thru and thru. I think it's funny people are mad Palin has a show, good for her.
      Glad I am an Independent.

      November 12, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. sue

    Why does everything that should be personal have to be considered entertainment? My two sons in Iraq think this is a horrible idea for a show. They want their homecoming to be private, as it should be.

    November 8, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      Maybe yours does but I am sure others will think otherwise. We would like to honor them.

      November 12, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Millie Bea

    Is this the best they can do for our servicemen and women? Billy Ray Cyrus?
    potalpunk- Achy Breaky Heart is like the Macharena- or the Hokey Pokey- it was a fad- stunt. I cannot name you another song of his at all- not one. He is fmous for a fad and being " lucky enough " to be Miley's father- that's it. Tobey Keith would have been a much better choice- he's always doing something for the military.

    November 8, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      BRC will be great, quit picking on him. His "Some Gave All" was about the military and he did a "DOC" episode
      honoring the military as well. Give him a break.

      November 12, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Carolyn

    Very interesting. The article is about Billy Ray, where is his picture or is Miley still outshining him despite the fact this is his job.

    November 8, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  16. lori

    i think its a wonderful idea. i will definately be watching.

    November 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  17. RMS

    I am still a fan – and wish him all the best. In his heart he is just a country singer. I wish he would focus more on that and forget all this Hollywood hype. He never got the credit he was due in Nashville for his singing and song writing ability. Then he took a back seat so his daughter Miley could take front and center.

    November 8, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  18. portalpunk

    Billy Ray is the man!!!! Don't kid yourself, it takes a lot of moxie to become as famous as he is. Not all art has to be museum quality, pop-art has its place and achy-breaky is a classic.

    November 8, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
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