‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ To End After 20 Seasons

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NEW YORK - JUNE 4, 2018: Kim Kardashian attends the CFDA Awards at the Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018, in New York. - Image (JStone / Shutterstock.com)

After 20 seasons, ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians is coming to an end and will air their final season in early 2021. The family announced their decision on Tuesday.

“It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians,'” the famous family said in a statement. Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, Khloé Kardashian, Rob Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, and Scott Disick signed the statement.

“After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes and several spinoff shows, we’ve decided as a family to end this extraordinary journey. We are beyond grateful to all of you who’ve watched us for all of these years — through the good times, the bad times, the happiness, the tears, and the many relationships and children. We’ll forever cherish the wonderful memories and countless people we’ve met along the way.”

The Kardashian-Jenner family thanked E!, production team Bunim/Murray and Ryan Seacrest, who helped launch and executive produce the show from the very beginning.

E! also released a statement saying, “E! has been the home and extended family to the Kardashian-Jenners for what will be 14 years, featuring the lives of this empowering family,” the network’s statement reads. “Along with all of you, we have enjoyed following the intimate moments the family so bravely shared by letting us into their daily lives. While it has been an absolute privilege and we will miss them wholeheartedly, we respect the family’s decision to live their lives without our cameras.”

Keeping Up With the Kardashians was a significant hit for the network, which frequently airs reruns of the series. It was essential to note in 2017, E! signed a deal with the Kardashian-Jenner family for a three-year extension, which would take the show until 2020. The deal was valued at nine figures, and according to Variety, was valued below $100 million.

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NEW YORK – AUGUST 20, 2018: Kylie Jenner attends the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018, in New York. ( JStone / Shutterstock.com)

The show premiered in 2007 and made the Kardashian-Jenner family famous with clothing lines, apps, cosmetic companies, and event paparazzi following their every move. Since the show debuted, Kris Jenner is now known as one of the smartest businesswomen in the entertainment industry. Meanwhile, her former spouse Caitlyn Jenner transitioned into a transgender woman and received his E! Spinoff I Am Cait.

When the show first aired, the family was known for their sex tape, which brought attention to Kim Kardashian, who was previously known as Paris Hilton’s assistant. Today, Kim Kardashian is one of the most popular women in the world, with a vast social media following and movement for criminal justice reform. Kendall and Kylie, who were just kids when the show started, are now two of the most lucrative influencers in the world.

Kim Kardashian-West posted to her 188 million followers, saying, “Without ‘Keeping Up with The Kardashians,’ I wouldn’t be where I am today. I am so incredibly grateful to everyone who has watched and supported my family and me these past 14 incredible years,” she wrote. “This show made us who we are, and I will be forever in debt to everyone who played a role in shaping our careers and changing our lives forever.”

In relevant news, Kim Kardashian West’s husband, Kanye West, is still running for president. Since announcing his presidential campaign in June, he’s submitted the required documents and launched a rally in South Carolina. Kanye West spoke to attendees at Exquisites Event Center in North Charleston, South Carolina. West said wearing a security vest and wearing a “2020” haircut for the first rally of his campaign.

It did not take long to spark controversy. At one point during the speech, he looked to clarify the work of Harriet Tubman saying, “Harriet Tubman never actually freed the slaves, she just had them work for other white people.” Later, West had an emotional moment speaking about his family with Kim Kardashian and addressed his past comments on Planned Parenthood. He broke down into tears revealing about his father’s desire to abort him, and his wife having their first child “even when I didn’t want to.”

“I almost killed my daughter. I love my daughter. … God wants us to create,” said West, who has several children with Kim Kardashian West. “No more Plan B — Plan A,” he said, to the crowd response from the audience.

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