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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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