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Exclusive: TLC slates Thinkfactory Media-produced special “Born with Albinism”

Ahead of Discovery’s virtual Upfront tomorrow (May 18), TLC is revealing its newest special, Born with Albinism, produced by ITV America’s Thinkfactory Media. The special follows Jon and Liz Grabowski, who ...
May 17, 2021

Ahead of Discovery’s virtual Upfront tomorrow (May 18), TLC is revealing its newest special, Born with Albinism, produced by ITV America’s Thinkfactory Media.

The special follows Jon and Liz Grabowski, who have adopted five children from China, four of whom have Albinism, a genetic condition that reduces the amount of melanin pigment formed in the skin, hair and/or eyes. Viewers will see Jon and Liz navigate having children with disabilities, and decide whether to adopt again.

Adam Reed, Adam Freeman, Tim Cohen-Laurie, Jenna Cole and Hollie Loboski are the executive producers.

Born with Albinism premieres May 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Los Angeles-based Thinkfactory Media, run by CEO Reed, produces across formats and genres, including docu-series, docusoaps and feature-length documentaries.

Projects include TBS’s upcoming Rat in the Kitchen; A&E’s Nature Gone Wild and What’s it Worth?, hosted by Jeff Foxworthy; WE tv’s Marriage Boot Camp empire, encompassing flagship Reality Stars, as well as Family Edition¬†and Hip Hop Edition; Mama June: From Not to Hot and Million Dollar Matchmaker, also for WE tv.

Watch a sneak peek of Born with Albinism below:

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