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Surprise military reunions reality show coming to Lifetime -- EXCLUSIVE

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Coming-Home-2Image Credit: LifetimeGet the tissues: Lifetime has ordered a reality series inspired by the online phenomena of watching surprise military reunions, with a former American Idol finalist as host.

Coming Home will feature U.S. soldiers reuniting with loved ones after serving long tours of duty. The show will be paired with Lifetime’s hit drama Army Wives.

Former Idol Top 12 finalist Matt Rogers will host the program’s 13 hour-long episodes, which will each show five reunions between members of the armed forces and their families.

Coming Home (executive produced by Tom Forman and Star Price) will premiere on the network on Sunday, March 6 at 10 p.m., right after the fifth-season debut of Wives. Lifetime has some competition here, as TLC is working on a similar show, hosted by Billy Ray Cyrus.

For those who haven’t seen these sort of videos before, get ready to cry your eyes out:

Originally posted February 16 2011 — 1:28 PM EST

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