August 23, 2017 Megan Tantillo
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A&E's Emmy-Winning Original Docuseries 'Born This Way' Renewed for Fourth Season

A&E NETWORK’S EMMY®-WINNING ORIGINAL DOCUSERIES

“BORN THIS WAY” RENEWED FOR FOURTH SEASON

GROUNDBREAKING SERIES LOOKS INTO THE LIVES OF A DIVERSE GROUP OF YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN BORN WITH DOWN SYNDROME

 

New York, NY—August 23, 2017—A&E Network’s critically-acclaimed docuseries “Born This Way” has been picked up for a fourth season. The 2017 Emmy® nominee and 2016 Emmy® winner for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Series will return for eight brand-new episodes that will continue to follow the lives of an inspiring group of young men and women born with Down syndrome. The announcement was made today by Elaine Frontain Bryant, EVP and Head of Programming, A&E Network.

“Over the past three seasons, ‘Born This Way’ has been a prime example of quality storytelling that motivates us to celebrate and embrace diversity,” said Frontain Bryant. “We are honored to reunite with these incredible young adults and their families as they fearlessly share their accomplishments, struggles and dreams, shifting society’s perception about differences along the way.”

Produced by Bunim/Murray Productions, “Born This Way” provides an intimate look at a diverse group of young men and women with Down syndrome as they pursue their passions and lifelong dreams, explore friendships, romantic relationships and work, all while defying society’s expectations. The series also gives voice to the parents, allowing them to talk about the joy their son or daughter brings to their family, and the challenges they face in helping them live as independently as possible. 

“Born This Way” is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions (“The Real World”).  Executive producers for Bunim/Murray are Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein and Laura Korkoian. Kasey Barrett and Millee Taggart Ratcliffe serve as co-executive producers. Executive producers for A&E Network are Elaine Frontain Bryant and Shelly Tatro. A&E Network holds worldwide distribution rights to “Born This Way.”

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About Bunim/Murray Productions

Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP) 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” (32 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. BMP’s current programming includes “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” “Life of Kylie,” “Total Divas,” “Total Bellas” and “So Cosmo” (E!), “The Real World” and “The Challenge” (MTV), “Project Runway” and “Project Runway All Stars” (Lifetime), “Valerie’s Home Cooking” (Food Network), “Born This Way” (A&E), “Earth Live” (National Geographic), “Bill Nye Saves the World” (Netflix), “The Selection: Special Operations Experiment” (History), “The Healer” (TLC) and “Chachi’s World” (go90).  BMP has also produced films, including “They Call Us Monsters,” “Valentine Road” (HBO), “Pedro” (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning “Autism: The Musical” (HBO). BMP has launched additional entities including BMP Films, BMP Digital and BMP Latin. Based in Glendale, CA, the company was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.

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