Jenner's 'I Am Cait' Picked Up for Second Season

Friday October 23, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner fans rejoice: The E! docu-series "I Am Cait" has been picked up for a second season, the Washington Post reports.

The series follows Jenner as she comes into her own, living life as a trans woman. The show aired this summer, months after she came out as a trans to Diane Sawyer as part of a "20/20" special and revealed her new identity on the cover of Vanity Fair.

Despite the hype around Jenner, the series didn't garner the best ratings. The newspaper reports an average of 1.4 million viewers tuned in to "I Am Cait," which aired in a coveted Sunday night slot. As reported by EDGE, there was a significant drop off in ratings between the first two episodes. "I Am Cait" debuted on July 26 with 2.73 million viewers but only 1.29 million people tuned in for episode two.

"There are probably multiple reasons for this, including the fact that it was a pretty serious docu-series that dealt with advocacy in the transgender community -- not exactly the same lighter fare viewers were used to seeing on 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians,'" the Post suggests. "Though the Kardashian family did appear on 'I Am Cait' (Kim Kardashian and Kanye West showed up in the premiere; Kris Jenner sat down for an emotional conversation in the finale), most of the show was centered on Jenner's new circle. An important topic, but nothing that would reel in reality TV fans."

Watch a clip of "I Am Cait" below: