Caitlyn Jenner won’t be seen in I Am Cait anymore, according to Deadline. E! and the 66-year-old former Bruce Jenner canceled the groundbreaking series about transgender people after Season 2.
It’s been over a year, and two seasons since I Am Cait debuted on E!, but Caitlyn Jenner doesn’t want a third season for her own docuseries about her struggles as a woman. The show’s pilot episode had rather impressive ratings, 2.73 million viewers, when it debuted on July 26, 2015.
Caitlyn Jenner cuts a subdued figure days after her reality show has been cancelled – https://t.co/jhhESeEjDJ pic.twitter.com/8KNl2WEijr
— PippaMills (@pippamills4511) August 22, 2016
But that trend didn’t last long, and already by the end of Season 2, which debuted on E! in March this year, some episodes had fewer than 500,000 total viewers. It’s not clear whether it was the plummeting viewership ratings that convinced Caitlyn Jenner to cancel the show, or whether the socialite had other reasons for doing so.
Whatever the case, Caitlyn Jenner doesn’t regret making the show, with the former retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete thanking the E! team in her tweet for two “amazing” seasons.
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
E! Entertainment, in turn, released a statement in which it thanked Caitlyn Jenner for being part of the family.
“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.”
E! added in its statement that it was “incredibly proud” of the two seasons of the docuseries about Caitlyn Jenner’s transition to a woman last year, which triggered quite an uproar on social media all over the world.
However, E! Entertainment doesn’t say goodbye to Caitlyn Jenner altogether, as the former Bruce Jenner has already announced her plan to return to Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which also airs on E!
And since Caitlyn Jenner doesn’t have a show of her own now, she’s looking for new TV opportunities. The TV personality is set to star in the third season of Transparent, which debuts next month.
In other news, Linda Thompson, Caitlyn Jenner’s second wife, confessed that she misses the “masculine gorgeous” Bruce Jenner, according to Gay Star News. It’s not like the Emmy-winning songwriter doesn’t support or accept Jenner’s gender, but she can’t help but miss the father of her two sons, Brandon and Brody.
In her memoir A Little Thing Called Life, released earlier this month, Thompson revealed a few details from her life with the former Olympic champion.
— Dey Street Books (@deystreet) August 30, 2016
Thompson revealed the phrase which Caitlyn Jenner used in the fourth year of their marriage, in 1985, when she came out to her then-wife as transgender.
“I really would like to move forward with the process of becoming a woman.”
Then Caitlyn Jenner thought it would be a good idea to “re-enter” the lives of their two sons as a female relative after the surgery. It all started with Jenner meeting Thompson at a hotel room in Manhattan in 1985. When Caitlyn Jenner opened the door, she was dressed as a woman, with makeup and high heels on. Thompson admitted that they never had sex after that incident and Jenner moved out several months afterward.
Caitlyn Jenner and Thompson met in 1979, three years after the TV personality won the gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Two years later, they married. Jenner made headlines last year when she came out publicly as transgender.
But Thompson has only kind words about her former husband Caitlyn Jenner, writing in her new memoir that Jenner seems so “much happier and freer in her feminine self.” The Emmy-winner also added that she sometimes finds it “surreal” to look into Jenner’s eyes while remembering the “masculine gorgeous man” and father of her two kids.
“I completely accept, respect, and support Caitlyn, but I must admit, I sometimes miss Bruce.”
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