After 4 Seasons, A&E Pulls Plug On ‘Born This Way’
The end is near for an Emmy-winning television series chronicling the lives of young adults with Down syndrome.
A&E Network said it will air a one-hour holiday finale of “Born This Way” in December.
Before that, the network will debut a six-part short form digital series featuring the show’s stars — Elena, John, Megan, Rachel, Sean, Steven, Cristina and Angel — giving their “unabashedly honest take on situations that are relatable to all.”
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“Born This Way” premiered in 2015 offering a reality-show take on the lives of individuals with Down syndrome as they sought employment, relationships and independence.
The show has garnered three Emmys over the course of its four seasons, including a 2016 win for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program, and is up for another three Emmys this year.
“It’s not often that you get to make television like ‘Born This Way’ which has had such a positive impact on the world,” said Executive Producer Jonathan Murray. “The show unquestionably changed how society views people with Down syndrome and how people with Down syndrome see themselves.”