E! Picks Up ‘I Am Cait’ for Season 2

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E! Picks Up ‘I Am Cait’ for Season 2

E! has announced a second season of the groundbreaking documentary series “I Am Cait,” which follows Caitlyn Jenner finding her “new normal” as she lives her life as a transgender woman while learning about and advocating for the transgender community. The second season of “I Am Cait” will premiere in 2016.

“Caitlyn’s story has ignited a global conversation on the transgender community on a scale that has never been seen before,” said Jeff Olde, EVP, Programming and Development, E! “We are honored Caitlyn has chosen to continue to share her ongoing story with our viewers around the world.”

“I’m looking forward to continuing the conversation,” said Caitlyn Jenner.

The season premiere of “I Am Cait” ranks as the most-watched unscripted series launch among P18-49 across all cable for 2015 with 2.3M P18-49, and was the biggest launch in over a decade in the demo for E! “I Am Cait” is a top five new series across ad-supported cable for 2015 among W18-49 and W18-34 and a Top 10 new series among P18-49 and P18-34.

The first season of “I Am Cait” aired in 153 countries in 24 languages. The docuseries is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions, a company that has documented LGBT stories for more than 20 years. Caitlyn Jenner is an Executive Producer, and Gil Goldschein, Jeff Jenkins, Farnaz Farjam, Andrea Metz and Melissa Bidwell serve as Executive Producers for Bunim/Murray Productions.

About E! Entertainment

E! is the only global, multiplatform brand for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 98 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. Eonline delivers breaking entertainment news and in-depth coverage on television, movies, music, celebrities, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. One of the fastest-growing, most influential digital properties, Eonline is a leader in online video and mobile and a leading entertainment brand across social. E! programming includes core franchises “E! News,” “The Soup” and “Fashion Police,” popular series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” “Total Divas,” “#RichKids of Beverly Hills,” “Botched,” “House of DVF,” new series “I Am Cait,” and “Stewarts & Hamiltons,” as well as the network’s first original scripted series “The Royals.” Additionally, E!’s “Live from the Red Carpet” signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture’s biggest nights. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. For more corporate information, visit www.nbcuniversal.com.

About Bunim/Murray Productions

Bunim/Murray Productions is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content. The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series “The Real World.” BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, “Road Rules” (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, “The Simple Life” (E!), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, “Starting Over,” in 2003. Bunim-Murray’s current programming also includes “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” “I am Cait,” “Stewart & Hamiltons,” “Dash Dolls” and “Total Divas” (E!), “The Challenge” and “The Real World” (MTV), “Project Runway” and “Project Runway All Stars” (Lifetime), “Valerie’s Home Cooking” (Food Network), “Bad Girls Club” and “Fix My Mom” (Oxygen). Bunim/Murray Productions has also produced films, including “Valentine Road” (HBO), “Pedro” (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning “Autism: The Musical” (HBO). Bunim/Murray Productions has launched additional entities including BMP Films, BMP Digital and BMP Latin. Based in Van Nuys, CA, Bunim/Murray Productions was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy of Arts & Science’s Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.

The above press release was issued by E!

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