TV Show Featuring Young Adults With Down Syndrome To Return
by Shaun Heasley | January 12, 2016
More episodes are on the way for a new television show focusing on the lives of young adults with Down syndrome.
A&E Network said it has renewed “Born This Way” for a second season.
The show, which debuted in December, follows seven young adults with the chromosomal disorder and their families in Southern California.
The documentary series’ initial six-episode run concludes this week, and network executives said that the audience has steadily grown.
“We have been overwhelmed and moved by the feedback we’ve received for ‘Born This Way’ from viewers, as well as people with disabilities and their family members,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, executive vice president and head of programming at A&E Network.
The network did not specify when the second season will air or how many new episodes have been ordered.
“Born This Way” is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions, which is behind some of television’s most popular reality shows including “The Real World,” “Project Runway” and “Keeping up with the Kardashians.”
“Over the course of my career, when I’ve been asked what show I was proudest of it was always ‘The Real World.’ Now there’s a contender to that title – it’s ‘Born This Way,’” Jonathan Murray, the show’s executive producer, said in a statement. “I am thrilled the series will return for a second season.”