'Keeping up with the Kardashians' Stars Announce the End of Their Long-Running Reality Show
After 14 years and 20 seasons, stars of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" sadly announce the end of their long-running reality show. The show's final season will air early 2021.
The Kardashian-Jenner clan is finally hanging up their boots after more than a decade of entertaining fans with their controversial and dramatic lives.
On September 8, the family announced their decision to end their reality show, "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," via a statement on their social media platforms.
Alongside a throwback photo of the clan which included Caitlyn Jenner, and showed Kendall and Kylie as kids, the family explained they made the difficult decision to quit, writing:
"After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes, and numerous spin-off shows, we are beyond grateful to all of you who've watched us for all of these years."
The clan thanked their fans for sticking with them through the show's ups and downs and appreciated the businesses that partnered with them before giving a special shoutout to executive producer, Ryan Seacrest.
The reality series, which premiered in 2006, followed each individual sister's life and career, and Caitlyn Jenner's transition journey.
The family gave "a very special thank you" to Seacrest, appreciating him for believing in them. They also expressed their gratitude to the network E! cable and their production partner, Bunim/Murray.
They revealed that the show's 20th and final season would air in early 2021, after which Kim gave a profound, personal message about the impact the show has had on her.
The clan's star sister admitted that without the show, she wouldn't be where she is today before appreciating everyone who has been a part of their journey these past 14 years. She concluded:
"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."
The cable network E! also released a statement about the show's sudden end, explaining that they respected the family's wish "to live their lives without our cameras."
After the heartfelt statement that Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Rob, Kendall, Kylie, and Scott Disick signed, several members took to their social media platforms to share how they felt.
Khloe gave a heartwarming thank you to her 121 million followers, explaining that she was too emotional to get into details, while Kourtney revealed that she was still gathering her thoughts about the news.
The reality series, which premiered in 2006, followed each individual sister's life and career, and Caitlyn Jenner's transition journey. According to sources close to the famous family, the decision to quit the show was mutual, despite Kourtney's strong desire to leave the show earlier. The insider noted:
"The kids who started the show now have their own kids, and it's getting very hard to film all together or get enough footage separately."
Although it is sad to say goodbye to the beloved show, the Kardashian-Jenner undoubtedly gave fans memorable moments like Kim's 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries and Kourtney's on-and-off relationship with Scott Disick.
The hit show also had several spin-offs that focused on different aspects of the stars' lives, and the iconic series will return for its 19th season on September 17 on E!