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It’s the end of an era at E!
After 20 seasons spanning nearly 14 years, Keeping Up With the Kardashians will air its final season in 2021.
“It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” the Kardashian-Jenner family said in a statement posted to social media on Tuesday. “After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes and several spin-off shows, we’ve decided as a family to end this very special 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.
“Thank you to the thousands of individuals and businesses that have been a part of this experience and most importantly, a very special thank you to [executive producer] Ryan Seacrest for believing in us, E! for being our partner, and our production team at Bunim/Murray who’ve spent countless hours filming our lives. Our last season will air early next year in 2021.”
The series premiered on E! in October 2007, helping make sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian household names alongside their mom, Kris, and stepparent Caitlyn Jenner. Their brother Rob and younger sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner became part of the show as well as it chronicled both mundane and extraordinary events in the family’s lives.
“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 NBCUniversal cable network said in a statement. “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. It is not our final goodbye yet, we are excited to have the new season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians launching on September 17 with the final season airing in 2021. We thank the entire extended family and our production partners, Bunim/Murray and Ryan Seacrest Productions for embarking on this global phenomenon together.”
The show also spawned a number of spinoffs focusing on various members of the family, but E! currently has no other shows in the works with the family. The most recent, Flip It Like Disick — a real estate-focused show starring Kourtney’s ex-husband, Scott Disick — lasted a single season in 2019.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians has been one of E!’s most popular shows throughout its run, particularly among viewers under age 35. Though its audience has faded some in recent years — along with most shows on ad-supported networks — it still ranked among the top 100 shows among adults 18-49 in the 2019-20 season. The family also has hundreds of millions of followers on social media, with those platforms and the show often feeding one another.
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