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Discovery Fit & Health greenlights “Facing Trauma”

The upcoming 5 x 60-minute series follows a reconstructive surgeon and his team as they aid victims of disfiguring accidents and abuse.
June 9, 2011

Discovery Fit & Health has greenlit a 5 x 60-minute series that follows a reconstructive surgeon and his team as they aid victims of disfiguring accidents and abuse.

Facing Trauma, which originally aired on the net as a one-hour special in February of this year, follows Dr. Andrew Jacono and his team as they help victims of domestic abuse, violent crime and disfiguring accidents heal both the internal and external scars brought upon them by assorted circumstances.

Jacono will be joined in the series by clinical psychiatrist and life coach Dr. Janet E. Taylor. Each episode will feature two women and their journeys to recovery.

“We are thrilled to bring Facing Trauma to series,” said Laura Michalchyshyn, president and general manager of Discovery Fit & Health, in a statement. “These women have captivating stories of human drama, and are brave enough to share their experiences on camera to help others heal.”

The series is produced by Park Slope Productions, and Paul Reitano and Terrence Sacchi are executive producers for the prodco. Executive producers for Discovery Fit & Health are Lynn Sadofsky and Lynne Kirby.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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