A&E Sets Holiday Finale Special for ‘Born This Way’

Variety | 8/22/2019 | Cynthia Littleton
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A&E Network has set a holiday finale special for “Born This Way,” the Emmy-winning reality series that chronicles the transition to adulthood for eight young men and women with Down syndrome.

A&E plans to air the hourlong finale in December for the docu-reality series that ran four seasons, starting in 2015.

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Before the special debuts, the cabler’s digital platform will feature a six-part short-form digital series that will examine how the stars have grown and changed during the run of the show: Elena, John, Megan, Rachel, Sean, Steven, Cristina and Angel. “Born This Way” also incorporates the perspective of parents into the show.

The series has been been hailed for helping to change the way viewers see the disabled community by depicting the lives of special-needs young adults as they seek independence from their parents, embark on careers and begin romantic relationships. The series from Bunim-Murray Productions won the Emmy for unstructured reality program in 2016. The show has been nommed in that category for each of its four seasons. It also won a Critics Choice Award for reality program and was recognized with a Television Academy Honors laurel.

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“Being a part of the amazing and inspiring journey of our cast over the...
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