Caitlyn Jenner has confirmed that her E! reality series, I am Cait, has been canceled after two seasons.
In a tweet, Jenner wrote, “After 2 amazing seasons… it’s time for the next adventure. Thank you E! & thank you to the best girlfriends I could ask for!”
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
Earlier reports indicated the network wasn’t happy with the show’s ratings: The Season Two premiere back in March garnered less than 750,000 viewers.
“There just weren’t enough viewers,” a production insider told Radar. “The show can’t compete with other programming.”
Another complaint, says the source, is that “Caitlyn just wasn’t relatable. Trans viewers did not see her as one of them.”
The show’s debut season started out strong, as America tuned in to meet Caitlyn and learn her story. But ratings fell off precipitously after the first few episodes. In Season Two, Jenner joined trans advocates like Jennifer Boylan, Shandi Moore, Zachary Drucker and Candis Cayne on a bus trip, where discussions often got heated.
Arguments on how conservatives feel about sexual minorities or whether the t-word can be reclaimed might not be “sexy,” it was certainly refreshing to see such matters discussed on a reality show.
Jenner is slated to appear on the next season of Amazon Prime’s Transparent, coming in September.