Jazz : TLC Greenlights Reality Show About Star Transgender Teen

Jazz : TLC Greenlights Reality Show About Star Transgender Teen

TLC has ordered a nonscripted series featuring transgender teen and LGBT activist Jazz Jennings and her family, with the working title All That Jazz, that will focus on the 14-year-old, her siblings and her parents.

The program, from This Is Just a Test, is set for an 11-episode run launching this summer.

Said Marjorie Kaplan, Group President, TLC & Animal Planet: “We know that families come in all shapes and sizes, but at their core, they are all about love, acceptance, and support. Only TLC can tell this family’s story in way that celebrates and demystifies difference in an effort to help create a world without prejudice.”

Nancy Daniels, TLC General Manager, added: “Jazz’s story is universal, yet unique, and we’re proud to partner with her family to share it with TLC’s audience. Jazz may be known as an author and activist, but she’s first and foremost a teenage girl with a big, brave heart, living a remarkable life.”

The announcement notes: “From early childhood, Jazz expressed her desire for all things typically associated with girls, but it wasn’t simply about clothes and toys — she wanted to be seen as the girl she knew she was. With the support of her parents, doctors and experts, that dream has come true. Since her 5th birthday party when she was allowed to wear a girl’s rainbow colored bathing suit, Jazz has gone through life as her true female self.”