Ryan Seacrest-backed transgender docuseries headed to ABC Family

Tue. December 16, 2014 7:33 AM by OnTopMag.com

ABC Family has picked up My Transparent Life from Ryan Seacrest Productions.

The docuseries centers on Ben, a teenager whose father comes out transgender. Ben also learns that his parents are divorcing.

"The series will intimately follow Ben, his family and friends as they support each other through the unexpected journey and watch Charlie slowly become Carly, as she experiences the many stages of her transition from male to female," The Hollywood Reporter wrote in describing the upcoming series.

ABC Family President Tom Ascheim said that the show would be relatable to viewers.

"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. 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."

ABC Family recently received a grade of "Excellent" on GLAAD's eighth annual Network Responsibility Index (NRI) for its LGBT-inclusive content.

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