2:43pm PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
ABC Family's Transgender Docuseries 'Becoming Us' to Also Air on Fusion and Lifetime
ABC Family is making another major push for its new transgender docuseries Becoming Us by airing key episodes of it on sister cable networks Fusion and Lifetime.
Though the series typically airs Mondays at 9:00 p.m. on ABC Family, Fusion will run multiple catch-up stacks of episodes one, two and three on June 26 at 8:00 p.m. (and encoring at 11:00 p.m.) and June 27 at 8:00 p.m. (and encoring at 11:00 p.m.), and Lifetime will air episode four on June 30 at 10:00 p.m., prior to episode four airing on ABC Family.
Becoming Us centers on a teenager named Ben who learns his parents are not only getting a divorce but also that his dad is becoming a woman. The docuseries follows Ben, his family and his friends as they support one another through the unexpected journey and watch Charlie slowly become Carly, as she experiences the many stages of her transition from male to female.
“As we all look to find new and innovative ways to reach our viewers and help them find great shows, I’m very grateful that my colleagues at Lifetime and Fusion are willing to showcase our incredible show on their networks,” said ABC Family president Tom Ascheim. “While Ben’s real-life story and family situation is unusual, the themes and coming-of-age issues are universal and we think viewers will find a real connection to them.”
Becoming Us is executive produced by Ryan Seacrest, Eugene Young, Rabih Gholam, George Moll and Jennifer J. Duncan for Ryan Seacrest Productions, as well as Paul Barrosse.