Season 2 of Doubling Down with the Derricos premieres on TLC June 1

By Ally Mauch
April 14, 2021 10:00 AM
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TLC is doubling down on Doubling Down with the Derricos.

The reality series, following parents Karen and Deon and their children, will return for a second season on June 1. In PEOPLE's exclusive first look at the new season, the family navigates highs and lows, from Halloween costumes to medical emergencies.

Karen, a stay-at-home mother, and Deon, a real estate investor, share 14 children: two singletons, quintuplets, triplets and two sets of twins — all of whom were conceived naturally. 

In the supertease, the family prepares for a COVID-safe Halloween celebration: "Disco with the Derricos." Later, the kids mark Black History Month by dressing up as various leaders, including NFL star Colin Kaepernick and Barack and Michelle Obama

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The upcoming season will also feature some challenges, such as the prospect of adding a 15th child to the mix.

"According to this, I'm a week late," Karen tells her husband in one scene, who replies, "You need to take a pregnancy test."

Deon's mother seems less than thrilled. "What is it you want me to say? You want me to say 'Oh god, I hope it's positive?' When is the line drawn, for real?" she says. 

"Not another baby — it's overwhelming with the ones that's there," she adds to the cameras. 

Doubling Down with the Derricos
The Derrico family
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The most difficult challenge, however, comes when the couple finds out that one of their kids, Diez, may need brain surgery.

"His head is very elongated — that may be a thing called sagittal craniosynostosis," a doctor tells them. "It can cause coordination issues, developmental delays. We're going to put you [in touch] with a team of neurosurgeons in UCLA." 

"The surgery is dangerous, I can't do this, I can't," Karen later tells the cameras, walking away. 

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When another doctor demonstrates to Karen and Deon how he would approach a surgery on Diez, Karen again appears overwhelmed. "I'm sorry, this is a lot," she says during a video chat. 

"Out of all the things I've ever fought in my life, this has to be the hardest one," Deon says through tears as the clip comes to a close. 

In addition to the Derricos, several other beloved TLC families will be returning to the channel this spring. New seasons of Little People, Big World and 7 Little Johnstons will premiere on May 11 (9 p.m. ET) and May 25 (8 p.m. ET), respectively. 

Season 2 of Doubling Down with the Derricos premieres on TLC June 1 at 10 p.m. ET.