December 12, 2014 at 11:30 am EDT | by Staff reports
Trans-themed docuseries coming to ABC Family
(Logo courtesy ABC Family)

(Logo courtesy ABC Family)

Transgender themes continue to be on the rise on TV. The Disney-owned cable network ABC Family has given a green light to “My Transparent Life,” the Hollywood Reporter reports.

The docuseries, from Ryan Seacrest Productions, depicts a teen named Ben who learns his parents are divorcing and his father is starting a transition, the article said.

“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 ABC Family president Tom Ascheim in a quote published in the Reporter. “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.”

With shows such as Amazon’s “Transparent” and Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” trans visibility on TV is at an all-time high.

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