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ABC Family orders Ryan Seacrest-produced transgender documentary series

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ABC Family has ordered a documentary show called My Transparent Life straight to series from Ryan Seacrest Productions, which will focus on a teenage boy as he deals with major changes to his home life.

My Transparent Life will follow Ben, a teenager who learns both that his parents are going to divorce and that his father, Charlie, is transitioning into Carly.

The series is set to take a look at how the entire family handles both the divorce and the transition. My Transparent Life will attempt to look at both generations of this family and how they learn to support each other during a period of intense change in their lives.

“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,” Tom Ascheim, President of ABC Family, said in a statement about the show.

No date has been set for the series, but the show certainly continues television’s recent spate of  shows offering a look at transgender characters. EW’s Melissa Maerz spoke to the trend, pointing out shows like Orange Is the New Black and EW’s best show of 2014, Transparent, as opening minds across the country to the experiences of trans characters.

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