ABC Family Picks Up Transgender Docu-Series ‘My Transparent Life’

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ABC Family Picks Up Transgender Docu-Series ‘My Transparent Life’

As part of its expansion in the unscripted arena, ABC Family announced today that it has picked up a new docu-series “My Transparent Life” direct to series from Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP).

The groundbreaking new reality series “My Transparent Life” centers on a teenager named Ben who learns his parents are not only getting a divorce but also that his dad is becoming a woman.

The series will follow Ben, his family and his friends as they support one another through this unexpected journey and watch Charlie slowly become Carly, as she experiences the many stages of her transition from male to female. The show is a generational story of a loving family and circle of friends supporting one another through this unfamiliar and unexpected situation.

“ABC Family is best known for its complex, loving and relatable family programming, and we are so proud to partner with Ryan Seacrest Productions to share Ben’s incredible real-life story,” said Tom Ascheim, President ABC Family. “While Ben’s family situation is unusual, the themes and coming-of-age issues are universal, and we think our viewers will find a real connection to them.”

“At RSP, we love family stories, and we couldn’t be more excited that ABC Family is helping us share this heartwarming story of how an ordinary teenager grapples with a challenging and unexpected family situation. We feel audiences will find Ben’s story relatable on a number of different levels, because at the end of the day, family is family unconditionally,” said Ryan Seacrest.

The series will be produced by Ryan Seacrest, Eugene Young, Rabih Gholam, and George Moll for Ryan Seacrest Productions, as well as Paul Barosse.

About ABC Family

Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today’s families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today’s relationships – told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family’s programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. For 2014, ABC Family has launched the “WATCH ABC Family” authenticated service which allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on demand access to such popular series at home and on the go via a wide array of devices. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas.” ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.

About Ryan Seacrest Productions

Seacrest launched Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) in 2006, which has since become an Emmy-winning entertainment production powerhouse creating unscripted, scripted and digital programming. RSP is currently producing the E! hit series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and spin-off “Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons,” and “Shahs of Sunset” on Bravo. RSP is also producing a scripted drama series for NBC, “Shades of Blue,” starring Jennifer Lopez. The company produced the Emmy Award-winning reality series “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.”

The above press release was issued by ABC Family.

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