Discovery Life channel green lights “Those Girls” transgender docu-series

Caroline Gibbs

Caroline Gibbs

Caroline Gibbs, head of the Transgender Institute, will serve as a co-executive producer . Formerly  known as the Discovery Fit & Health the newly re-branded Discovery Life Channels’s first unscripted show will feature a number of Kansas City trans people’s daily lives.

“Those Girls” offers an in-depth look at four pairs of transgender couples and friends, the show is being billed as the first TV series to ever profile a transgender community this closely. Those being featured included best friends Kassidy and Chloe, who are navigating the challenges of transitioning together; Tanya and Jaime, a couple who have moved back into Jaime’s parents’ house while handling child-related issues with Tanya’s ex-wife; Macy and Sharon, a married couple facing new hurdles since Macy’s recent transition; and Robyn and Andrew, best friends who became romantically involved after one of them transitioned.

Discovery life. small PNG“‘Those Girls’ embodies what Discovery Life Channel is meant to be – a place for people from all walks of life to have their stories told without a filter, and I am thrilled that this is the first series we’re announcing as our own,” Jane Latman, Discovery Life’s general manager, said in a statement.

“No manufacturing, no scripts, no concocted storylines, ‘Those Girls’ is an inspiring, surprising, and entertaining look at an amazing group of women who just happen to be transgender,” she continued.

The series is produced by Conveyor Media. Jay James, Colin Whelan, Teri Rogers, Matt Antrim and Eric Streit are exec producers. Caroline Gibbs, head of the Kansas City-based Transgender Institute, is a co-exec producer.

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