OWN to air “Chaz” sequel in late November

The sequel to the Emmy-nominated Becoming Chaz will follow Chaz Bono and girlfriend Jennifer Elia as they face new challenges and triumphs following Bono's gender reassignment surgery.
October 27, 2011

He may be out of the running for this season’s Dancing with the Stars, but Chaz Bono will be returning to the small screen in late November.

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will air Being Chaz, the sequel to the Emmy-nominated Becoming Chaz, on November 27, at 8 p.m. EST.

Like its predecessor, the sequel, originally announced in July under the title of Chaz and Jen, is produced by Hollywood-based World of Wonder Productions and exec produced by its principals Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato. Elise Duran is director and co-exec producer.

The new hour-long special follows the couple as they face the new challenges and triumphs brought about by Bono’s gender reassignment surgery, as documented in Becoming Chaz. The film also┬ácaptures Bono’s decision to appear on Dancing with the Stars and the controversy that followed.

Being Chaz will be followed by I Am Jazz: A Family in Transition, an hour-long special following a family and its 11-year-old transgender daughter. The program is directed by Jen Stocks and executive produced by Bill Hayes, Kirk Streb, Wayne Mahon and Mark Gottwald of Figure 8 Films.

Check out realscreen‘s exclusive interview with Chaz Bono, published in the September/October issue of realscreen magazine, here.

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