With New Season, Down Syndrome Reality Show Broadens Focus
A reality television show about a group of young adults with Down syndrome is set to return with a new season that will also explore the experiences of children with the chromosomal disorder.
A&E Network said a third season of “Born This Way” will start in May.
The hour-long show, which won an Emmy last year for outstanding unstructured reality program, offers a lens into the world of seven individuals with Down syndrome and their families as they navigate their paths to independence.
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Over the course of the new 10-episode season, there will be “job changes, new living arrangements and evolving romantic relationships,” A&E said.
“‘Born This Way’ has contributed to a cultural shift in the way individuals with differences are viewed and it remains incredibly rewarding to have such an impactful series on our air,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, executive vice president and head of programming for A&E. “This season we continue to highlight the shining personalities and incredible abilities of this cast of young adults who, alongside their families, fearlessly represent and celebrate diversity on television.”
In addition, the show will add a new viewpoint this season by documenting a family raising a 3-year-old named Rocco who has Down syndrome.
“Born This Way” will air Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on A&E starting May 16.