After just two seasons, Caitlyn Jenner’s E! reality TV series I Am Cait has been cancelled. Radar Online reports that an inside source says the main reason is viewership. A production insider told the publication, “There just weren’t enough viewers...The show can’t compete with other programming.”
The show’s second season reportedly opened to only 750,000 viewers, which is a lot for a YouTube vid, not a television show. Another issue is that though she faces some of the obstacles all transgender people face, most trans people aren’t fans. The source continued, “Caitlyn just wasn’t relatable… Trans viewers did not see her as one of them.”
That could be because of her money, her continued support of Donald Trump and the Republican party, and what many feel is a disconnect from the reality most trans people are living in. Caitlyn Jenner has apologized for saying things like, “If you're out there and, to be honest with you, if you look like a man in a dress, it makes people uncomfortable,” but people’s memories are long and she’s not their heroine.
When asked for comment, a spokesperson for E! stated “no decision has been made” about the future of I Am Cait.