The Uprising (TV series)

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The Uprising
Genre Reality
Starring Jay Haizlip
Christian Hosoi
Brian Sumner
Opening theme Call to Glory
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 18
Executive producer(s) Ben Cerullo
Producer(s) Bryan Smerdon
Eliot Rausch
Nathaniel Calnin
Editor(s) Eliot Rausch
Chad Shuping
Production company(s) Steelroots
Original network The Inspiration Network (INSP)
Picture format NTSC
Audio format Stereo
Original release October 16, 2008 – present
External links Website

The Uprising is a reality television show centering on the lives and ministry of Jay Haizlip, Brian Sumner, and Christian Hosoi. Together and with the help of many others, they use their collective backgrounds as professional skateboarders as they comb skate parks, backyard pools, and other hangouts in an effort to spread the Gospel of Christ. Committed to affecting the world around them, the trio shares their faith and hope with friends, drug addicts, and even police. Through their ministry and the show as well, cultural and religious boundaries are breached with an unconventional but truly biblical approach to ministry on a person to person level.


The Uprising received notoriety through its first season as part of a new breed of wholesome reality television, which had formerly been dominated by secular themes and scripted drama. In December 2008, The Uprising was featured on ABC's Nightline.


The Uprising began airing its first season on Steelroots TV through The Inspiration Network (INSP) in October 2008. The Full episodes were also made available concurrently on web at Steelroots' Website,

Season 1[edit]

A collection of eight episodes comprised the first season, as it followed Jay, Christian, and Brian, around Southern California and in the later episodes to England. Through the episodes they meet up with many former and current skate pros and legends, including Jay Adams, Paul Rodriguez, Jereme Rogers, Richard Jefferson, and Josh Harmony.