E! cancels “I Am Cait” after two seasons

A spokesperson for the network confirmed that Caitlyn Jenner's reality series will not return for a third season.
August 16, 2016

Caitlyn Jenner’s reality series will not be returning for a third season, a spokesperson for E! confirmed to realscreen.

I Am Cait debuted last summer, three months after the Olympic champion-turned-reality star came out as a transgender woman in a 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer.

The first season chronicled Jenner’s transition and was part of a wave of transgender-focused reality programming that year that included I Am JazzNew Girls on the Block and Becoming Us.

The premiere episode debuted to 2.7 million viewers but the series suffered a ratings drop in season two, which wrapped up in April. The second season followed Jenner as she settled into life as a woman and embarked on a road trip with friends.

“We are incredibly proud of the two seasons of I Am Cait, a groundbreaking docu-series that sparked an important and unprecedented global conversation about transgender people, their struggles and triumphs,” the network said in a statement. “Caitlyn and E! have mutually decided not to move forward with another season at this time. She will always remain a part of the E! family, and we look forward to continue following her journey as she appears on Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”

The series, which was produced by Bunim/Murray Productions, picked up Outsanding Reality Program honors at the GLAAD Media Awards in April and Jenner was inducted into the Realscreen Hall of Fame as Personality of the Year in June.

“After 2 amazing season of @IAmCait, it’s time for the next adventure,” Jenner tweeted on Tuesday (August 16). “Thank you E! & thank you to the best girlfriends I could ask for!”

Jenner exec produced I Am Cait alongside Bunim/Murray’s Gil Goldschein, Jeff Jenkins, Farnaz Farjam, Andrea Metz and Melissa Bidwell.

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