by Zach Johnson | Mon., May. 4, 2015 5:22 AM
Talk about must-see TV!
Bruce Jenner recently told Diane Sawyer that he is transgender, and soon, E! will air a two-part special, Keeping Up With the Kardashians: About Bruce. In addition to Bruce, Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner and Scott Disick will be featured. The news was announced on NBC's Today Monday.
The two-part special will reveal intimate conversations that Bruce had with his famous family, in which they discussed his transition. The specials will also explore each family member's struggle to process his or her own feelings as they all work through hearing from Bruce directly about finally living life as the person he has always known himself to be.
(At this time, Bruce Jenner is choosing to not live publicly in the media as a woman and will be referred to as Bruce Jenner and with male pronouns until he specifies otherwise.)
Part One premieres Sunday, May 17, at 9:00 p.m.
Part Two follows Monday, May 18, at 9:00 p.m.
The two-part special also includes family home video footage that will remind viewers and the family of the special times they spent with Bruce as a father, husband and friend, and serves as inspiration for the memories they will create as Bruce lives his "new normal."
Last month, Bruce told the world, "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman."
The Olympic gold medalist also said Kim has been the "most accepting" of his transition.
Kim came around after her husband, Kanye West, told her a story that she later repeated to her stepdad. "He says to Kim, 'Look, I can be married to the most beautiful woman in the world, and I am. I can have the most beautiful daughter in the world, and I have that. But I'm nothing if I can't be me. If I can't be true to myself, it doesn't mean anything.'"
In a previous interview with Matt Lauer for Today, Kim said that while "there is still an adjustment" to Bruce's transition, they "all really support him." In fact, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star said, "Bruce wants us to feel as comfortable as possible and take everything at our own pace, and we love him for that, and we respect him for that."
In addition to the two-part special, E! will also air an eight-episode documentary series chronicling Bruce's new life as a transgender woman. The first episode of the currently-untitled series will debut July 26 at 9 p.m.
Learn more about what it means to be transgender at http://glaad.org/transgender
If you are transgender and need help or advice, contact the Trevor Project http://t.co/guMjyYIfng
Watch new episodes Keeping Up With the Kardashians Sundays at 9 p.m. on E!
(E! and NBC are both members of the NBCUniversal family.)
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