I Am Cait canceled by E! after 2 seasons
I Am Cait isn’t coming back for a third season, Caitlyn Jenner announced via Twitter on Tuesday.
“After two amazing seasons of [I Am Cait] it’s time for the next adventure,” she wrote. “Thank you E! & thank you to the best girlfriends I could ask for!”
Following Jenner’s tweet, the E! network released a statement saying it was “incredibly proud” of the show, “a groundbreaking docu-series that sparked an important and unprecedented global conversation about transgender people, their struggles and triumphs.”
The statement continues, “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 E! documentary series, which chronicled Jenner’s life following her gender transition, debuted in 2015 with 3.9 million viewers, but struggled with ratings thereafter. The season 2 premiere was watched by just 745,000 people, which was a series low at the time. Its final episode aired April 24.
In addition to Jenner’s personal affairs, the show tackled various issues at the core of the transgender community, including coming out to family, the upcoming presidential election, and North Carolina’s controversial HB2 “Bathroom Bill.” The cast featured many prominent transgender activists, including Jennifer Finney Boylan, Candis Cayne, Chandi Moore, Zackary Drucker, and Kate Bornstein.
In addition to appearances on KUWTK, Jenner will continue to grace the small screen in Transparent. She’ll play herself in season 3 of the award-winning Amazon comedy, about a father who comes out as a transgender woman. The series is set to return to the streaming hub this fall.
See Jenner’s tweet below.