The Chaz Bono reality series never panned out. But thanks to Oprah Winfrey, Sonny and Cher's offspring will be coming soon to the small screen.
Oprah's brand new cable network, OWN, has acquired the broadcast rights to Becoming Chaz, a documentary on the 41-year-old Bono's highly publicized sex change.
Here's the scoop...
Bono's rep tells E! News that OWN picked up Becoming Chaz to anchor the launch of the net's documentary series.
Chaz, of course, was born Chastity Bono, the only child of the celebrity pair who became famous in the 1990s for penning two books about coming out of the closet as a lesbian. In 2008, Chastity underwent gender reassignment and became Chaz, a transformation chronicled by Bono's cameras.
The footage was originally shopped as a reality series but no network would sign on--one executive told E! News that it was too difficult to "make 100 episodes out of one operation" but there was also speculation that the subject matter and Bono's lack of star power would make it a tough draw.
Becoming Chaz, which explores his transition from female to male, the medial procedures involved and the complex emotions he dealt with on the way to reaching that profound decision, will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 23.
No word yet when OWN will air it.
--Reporting by Whitney English