E! ANNOUNCES NEW DOCUMENTARY SERIES FOLLOWING BRUCE JENNER'S LIFE AS A TRANSGENDER WOMAN
Ground-Breaking, Authentic, Eight-Part One-Hour Documentary Series Premieres Sunday, July 26 at 9:00pmET/PT on E!
*** Please note, at this time, Bruce Jenner is choosing to not live publicly in the media as a woman and will be referred to as Bruce Jenner and with male pronouns in this announcement.
LOS ANGELES, CA - April 24, 2015 - E! announces a new documentary series with Bruce Jenner living his life as a transgender woman. The series will tell Bruce's intimate story and will join him as he seeks out his "new normal." Living for the first time as the person he feels he was born to be, the docuseries will also explore what Bruce's transition means for the people in his life and how those relationships are affected, while offering a better understanding of many of life's challenges. The eight-part, one-hour series will premiere Sunday, July 26 at 9:00pm on E! and will also air on the E! channels internationally. A series title will be announced at a later date.
"Bruce is incredibly courageous and an inspiration, and we are proud to be entrusted with this deeply personal and important story," said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, E! "This series will present an unfiltered look as Bruce boldly steps into uncharted territory and is true to himself for the first time."
Best known for being an Olympic Gold Medal winner, a dynamic motivational speaker and a loving parent, Bruce Jenner has lived in the public eye for most of his life. Now viewers will continue to follow his journey as he enters this new chapter.
Consulting on the production of the series is Jennifer Finney Boylan, the Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence and Professor of English at Barnard College of Columbia University; National Co-chair, Board of Directors, GLAAD; contributing Opinion Writer for the New York Times and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Kinsey Institute for Research on Sex, Gender, & Reproduction. Dr. Marie Keller, Ph.D, Founder and Director of the Los Angeles Gender Center and a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) also serves as a consultant on the series. Susan P. Landon, MA, LMFT, Director of Child and Adolescent Services at the Los Angeles Gender Center, serves as a consultant on the docuseries as well. Landon is also a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).
The documentary series is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions, a company that has documented LGBT stories for more than 20 years. Bruce Jenner serves as Executive Producer, and Gil Goldschein, Jeff Jenkins, Farnaz Farjam and Andrea Metz serve as Executive Producers for Bunim/Murray Productions.
About E! Entertainment
E! is the only global, multiplatform brand for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 98 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. Eonline delivers breaking entertainment news and in-depth coverage on television, movies, music, celebrities, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. One of the fastest-growing, most influential digital properties, Eonline is a leader in online video and mobile and a leading entertainment brand across social. E! programming includes core franchises "E! News," "The Soup" and "Fashion Police, popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Total Divas," "#RichKids of Beverly Hills," "Botched" and "House of DVF," as well as the network's first original scripted series "The Royals." Additionally, E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture's biggest nights. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.
About Bunim/Murray Productions
Bunim/Murray Productions is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content. The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series "The Real World" (30 seasons on MTV). BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, "Road Rules" (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, "The Simple Life" (E!), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, "Starting Over," in 2003. Bunim-Murray's programming also includes "Keeping up with the Kardashians," "Kourtney and Khloe Take The Hamptons," "Dash Dolls," "Stewarts & Hamiltons" and "Total Divas" (E!), "The Real World" and "The Challenge" (MTV), "Project Runway" and "Project Runway All Stars" (Lifetime), "Love Thy Sister" (WE tv), and "Bad Girls Club," "Bad Girls All Star Battle," and "Best Ink" (Oxygen). Bunim/Murray Productions has also produced films, including "Valentine Road" (HBO), "Pedro" (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning "Autism: The Musical" (HBO). Bunim/Murray Productions has launched additional entities including BMP Films, BMP Digital and BMP Latin. Based in Van Nuys, CA, Bunim/Murray Productions was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy of Arts & Science's Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.