There will be no third season for I Am Cait, its star Caitlyn Jenner revealed online today. The docuseries starring the former Bruce Jenner as she embraced her life as a woman debuted to big ratings of 2.73 million on July 26, 2015 but soon fell off. Its Season 2, which premiered March 6, saw fewer than 500,000 total viewers for some episodes.
Looking to move back to a role on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Jenner made the announcement on Twitter on Tuesday:
After 2 amazing seasons of @IAmCait, it’s time for the next adventure. Thank you E! & thank you to the best girlfriends I could ask for!
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) August 16, 2016
“We are incredibly proud of the two seasons of I Am Cait, a groundbreaking docuseries that sparked an important and unprecedented global conversation about transgender people, their struggles and triumphs,”E! Entertainment said in a statement Tuesday. “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.”
With the numbers way down, the future for Bunim/Murray Productions’ I Am Cait had looked uncertain after its second season ended on April 24. But there was no official word from either Jenner or E! until today.
No longer having a show of her own, the 1976 Olympic decathlon champion will be appearing on the third season of Amazon’s award-winning Transparent, show creator Jill Soloway announced back in April.
SOURCE: Deadline – Dominic Patten