A&E Network is prepping two docuseries that will look to tell the remarkable stories and exceptional triumphs of families raising adolescents with Tourette Syndrome and hearing impairments.
Anchoring the summer slate is Half Yard Productions’s six-part docuseries Raising Tourette’s (pictured), which will follow five families with children ranging in ages from 11 to 17 who all have Tourette Syndrome.
While navigating adolescence is often challenging and unpredictable, these kids must also navigate an often-misunderstood disorder. From new schools and first dates to driving lessons and family vacations, the series spotlights the ups and downs these families face.
A&E is partnering with the Tourette Association of America in support of providing info and stopping the stigma about those affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders.
Abby Greensfelder, Sean Gallagher, John Jones, Katherine Linton and Matt Blaine serve as executive producers for Half Yard. Brie Miranda Bryant and Kimberly Chessler serve as executive producers for A&E Network.
Raising Tourette’s premieres Aug. 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, and immediately follows the season four premiere of the Emmy-winning docuseries Born This Way at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
A&E will also transmit Deaf Out Loud, a documentary that follows families as they combat the social stigmas that many deaf people face.
Executive produced by Academy Award-winner Marlee Matlin, the special follows three predominantly deaf families as they raise their children in a hearing world.
Deaf Out Loud is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions with Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein, Laura Korkoian, Jack Jason and Matlin serving as executive producers. Jacob Lane serves as co-executive producer. Executive producers for A&E Network are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Jeana Dill.
Deaf Out Loud premieres Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on A&E.