‘I Am Cait’ Cancelled: Caitlyn Jenner Not Relatable?
Caitlyn Jenner has formally announced the cancellation of the reality show ‘I am Cait’ after running for two seasons.Advertisement
Though the reasons behind the cancellation have not yet been disclosed, according to a production insider, the show failed to generate enough ratings.
“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!” she tweeted on Wednesday.
The low ratings of the show is one if the reasons why the series is being called off, though it has not been confirmed. However, the series started off strong when it was first aired in July last year. The rating for the show soared with 2.73 million viewers tuned in for the series premiere, the Mail Online reported.
But the ratings for the second season dropped to 480,000 as it failed to hold on to the initial demand. Only 860,000 viewers cared to watch the Season 2 finale.
“There just weren’t enough viewers,” Radar Online quoted a source as saying earlier this month. “The show can’t compete with other programming.”
According to the source the show failed to appeal to LGBT community.’I am Cait’ followed the life of Jenner, the Olympian who was born Bruce, after she underwent the gender change. But the LGBT community did not feel that she was able to stand up for them and represent the community, Radar Online reported.
“Trans viewers did not see her as one of them,” the insider said.
E! announced the series shortly after Jenner told Diane Sawyer in an interview in April 2015 that identifies with a woman. The series co-starred other members of the transgender community including, Chandi Moore, Candis Cayne, Zackary Drucker, Kate Bornstein and Finney Boylan. Her staunch support for the Republican party often led her into clashes with her co-stars.