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What's Next for Chaz Bono? A Follow-Up to 'Becoming Chaz' on OWN

by Catherine Lawson, posted Oct 27th 2011 7:45AM
Chaz BonoChaz Bono's got time on his hands now that he's been eliminated from 'Dancing With the Stars,' but he won't be off TV screens for long. OWN has announced that it will air a follow-up special to 'Becoming Chaz' on November 27.

'Being Chaz' follows Bono and his fiancée Jennifer Elia as they navigate life after his gender reassignment surgery. We'll see her getting used to living with a man and him preparing to compete on 'Dancing With the Stars.' The documentary is executive produced by the veteran reality team of Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato ('Million Dollar Listing,' 'The Strange History of Don't Ask Don't Tell'), with Elise Duran ('Millionaire Matchmaker') as director and co-executive producer.

OWN will air a second special focusing on issues affecting the transgender community after 'Being Chaz.' 'I Am Jazz: A Family in Transition' follows 11-year-old transgender Jazz and her family wrestling with life-altering decisions as Jazz approaches puberty.

The network says "Through extensive archival family footage and first-person interviews, Jazz and her family share their powerful personal story as they grapple with the possibility of hormone blocking therapy and issues related to fertility, discrimination and identity."

'I Am Jazz' is is directed by Jen Stocks ('Jon & Kate Plus 8') and executive produced by Bill Hayes and Kirk Streb ('Sister Wives'), Wayne Mahon and Mark Gottwald ('Femmes Fatales').

'Becoming Chaz,' which chronicled Bono's gender reassignment journey, first aired on OWN back in May and was nominated for three primetime Emmy Awards. Last week LGBT activist Bono was honored by GLSEN -- the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network -- at the seventh annual 2011 Respect Awards in Beverly Hills.

'Being Chaz' airs Sunday, November 27 at 8PM ET on OWN.

'I Am Jazz: A Family in Transition' airs Sunday, November 27 at 9PM ET on OWN.

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So who gets a RATS ass that a girl is now a guy. Dude you are a freak show just like MR. Jackson So sad

October 27 2011 at 10:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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