TLC has ordered a second season of their I Am Jazz TV series which follows the life of transgender teenager Jazz Jennings and her family. The eight new episodes will begin airing sometime next year.
Here are the details:
TLC ORDERS A SECOND SEASON OF “I AM JAZZ,” ABOUT TRANSGENDER TEEN JAZZ JENNINGS AND HER FAMILY
Series picked up for 8 episodes starting in 2016
Los Angeles, CA – The groundbreaking series I AM JAZZ returns to TLC for a second season and will continue to follow the life of 15-year-old Jazz – as she balances school, sports, family, and more – documenting her triumphs and struggles from the perspective of a transgender teen.
The first season had viewers follow Jazz as she faced decisions regarding her health, pursuing her passion for soccer, spending more time with friends, and navigating the dating world.
Returning with Jazz are her parents Greg and Jeanette, who have always supported Jazz. Her siblings, sister Ari, and twin brothers Griffen & Sander, who stand by her side and support Jazz as she continues through her teenage years.
Jazz also devotes her time to being a transgender advocate, sharing her story with people across the country in an effort to educate and inspire others. A co-author of the book I Am Jazz, she was named one of “The 25 Most Influential Teens ” in 2014 and 2015 by Time. Jazz and her parents founded the Transkids Purple Rainbow Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to support transgender youth and their families.
I AM JAZZ is produced for TLC by This is Just a Test.
Offering remarkably relatable real-life stories without judgment, TLC shares everyday heart, humor, hope, and human connection with programming genres that include fascinating families, heartwarming transformations, and life’s milestone moments. In 2015, TLC was a top 10 cable network with women and over the past year had 25 series averaging 1 million P2+ viewers or more.
TLC is a global brand available in more than 93 million homes in the US and 312 million households in 189 markets internationally. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites and exclusive original video content. Fans can also interact with TLC through social media on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and @TLC on Twitter as well as On Demand services, YouTube and mobile platforms. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.
What do you think? Do you plan to tune in for the second season of I Am Jazz on TLC?