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"Born This Way" (TV show) is a reality docu-series on A&E that follows a group of seven young adults born with Down syndrome along with their family and friends in Southern California.

Cameras follow the young men and women as they pursue their passions and lifelong dreams, explore friendships, romantic relationships and work, all while defying society's expectations. In their willingness and courage to openly share their lives, through a lens that is not often shown on television, we learn they have high hopes just like anyone else. 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.

A&E has partnered with celebrated global non-profit organization Best Buddies International and committed to an on-air PSA featuring Anthony K. Shriver and Best Buddies program participants in support of promoting opportunities and increasing awareness for people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

According to the U.S. Census, one-in-five Americans have a disability. Currently 70 percent of working-age people with disabilities are not working — even though most of them want jobs and independence. The numbers are even worse for people with Down syndrome. While there are many studies that show that people with disabilities, including those with Down syndrome, can work successfully and live relatively independently.

"Born This Way" is produced by Bunim-Murray Productions ("I Am Cait," "The Real World"). Executive producers for Bunim-Murray are Jon Murray, Gil Goldschein, Laura Korkoian and Barry Hennessey. Executive producers for A&E Network are Drew Tappon and Elaine Frontain Bryant.

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Network: A&E
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: December 8, 2015
Seasons: 2
Production Company: Bunim-Murray Productions

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