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Caitlyn Jenner's I Am Cait cancelled

Published 16/08/2016

Caitlyn Jenner
Caitlyn Jenner

The reality star is looking to make moves elsewhere following the cancellation of her namesake docu-series

Bosses at America's E! network have pulled the plug on Caitlyn Jenner's reality show I Am Cait.

The pivotal programme launched as an eight-part documentary series last summer (Jul15), and chronicled the 66-year-old Olympian's transition from Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn.

I Am Cait is now over for good following the conclusion of its second season in April (16).

“We are incredibly proud of the two seasons of I Am Cait, a groundbreaking docu-series that sparked an important and unprecedented global conversation about transgender people, their struggles and triumphs," an E! network spokesperson notes in a statement released to Variety on Tuesday (16Aug16).

"Caitlyn and E! have mutually decided not to move forward with another season at this time. She (Jenner) will always remain a part of the E! family, and we look forward to continue following her journey as she appears on (family reality show) Keeping Up with the Kardashians."

Caitlyn has been a series regular on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, first appearing as Bruce in 2007 when he was married to Kris Jenner, the matriarch of the Jenner/Kardashian clan, and although it is clear she will be making more appearances on the programme in the future, Caitlyn appears to have other projects on her mind.

Following the I Am Cait cancellation announcement, the star informed her nearly four million Twitter followers: "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!"

One project that's set in stone is an appearance on award-winning drama Transparent. The show's creator Jill Soloway announced the casting news at the GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills back in April (16), revealing Jenner will appear alongside Jeffrey Tambor in the series' upcoming third season. Tambor portrays a transgender character called Maura Pfefferman on the show.

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