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E! has picked up a second season of “I Am Cait,” which chronicles Caitlyn Jenner’s transition as a woman.

The show, which debuted to a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.9 million viewers (in Live +3), saw its ratings cool considerably over the course of its run — the audience fell to 1.7 million toward the end of its run — but they were still good enough to earn a second season. “I Am Cait” also earned critical praise for the way it handled Jenner’s story and the issues transgender people face.

“Caitlyn’s story has ignited a global conversation on the transgender community on a scale that has never been seen before,” Jeff Olde, E!’s head of programming, says in a statement. “We are honored Caitlyn has chosen to continue to share her ongoing evolution with our viewers around the world.”

The new season will air sometime in 2016. “I Am Cait” joins these shows in earning a pickup for 2016 and beyond.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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