Starring trans activist Jazz Jennings, TLC’s reality series premiered in 2015 as a 14 year-old Jennings prepared to go to high school, and wrapped its sixth season in March 2020 with her graduation as valedictorian. Over the years, viewers have watched Jennings, who became the youngest trans child on television after her 2007 “20/20” interview with Barbara Walters, deal with school, sports, dating and her health as she moved forward with her transition.
Season 6 saw Jennings helping a friend raise money for her gender confirmation surgery, manage her anxiety, and try to decide between attending Pomona College or Harvard University after high school. After a two-year break in filming, the longest in the show’s history, production on the seventh season will begin this summer in South Florida where Jennings currently lives with her family.
“Alongside viewers and fans, we have watched Jazz grow into a beautiful, young woman and champion for transgender rights all over the world,” said Howard Lee, president of TLC Streaming and Network Originals. “Her advocacy and impact have made a significant mark in history, and we are honored to continue following her story in the next chapter of her life.”
“I Am Jazz” has averaged 1.3 million viewers per episode across all seasons to date, and won a GLAAD Media Award for outstanding reality program in 2016.
“I’m always happy to share my story and help as many people as possible,” says Jennings. “Our goal is always to help people and to share a message of positivity, love and acceptance, and I think that we’re continuing to do that by sharing our story.”
“I Am Jazz” is produced for TLC by This Is Just a Test.