Ryan Seacrest is producing a new docu-series on ABC Family called My Transparent Life which will follow Ben who learns that his parents are divorcing and his father is going through a gender transition from Charlie to Carly.
“At RSP (Ryan Seacrest Productions), 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,” Seacrest said. “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.”
The Hollywood Reporter said the series is “a generational story of a loving family and circle of friends, supporting each other through the unfamiliar and unexpected situation.”
According to Variety, My Transparent Life “sounds like an unscripted counterpart to the Amazon comedy Transparent,” which just won a Golden Globe for best comedy series.
ABC Family, a Disney-owned network, already features LGBT-inclusive shows like The Fosters and Pretty Little Liars.
“ABC Family is best known for its complex, loving and relatable family programming, and we are so excited to partner with Ryan Seacrest Productions to share Ben’s incredible real-life story,” ABC Family’s Tom Ascheim said. “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.”
RSP currently produces Keeping Up With the Kardashians for E! Entertainment Television.
My Transparent Life does not currently have a release date.