‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ Is Set to End in 2021
The long-running reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” which blended celebrity news, family turmoil and brand sponsorships, will end next year after its 20th season, Kim Kardashian announced Tuesday evening on Instagram, where she has 188 million followers.
In the post, Ms. Kardashian did not state a reason for ending the series, which debuted in 2007. “It is with heavy hearts that we’ve made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye” to the show, 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.”
The show has featured Ms. Kardashian and her sisters, Kourtney, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie; their brother, Rob; and their mother, Kris Jenner. A spokesperson for E!, the network that has broadcast the series, said in a statement, “We thank the entire extended family and our production partners, Bunim Murray and Ryan Seacrest Productions, for embarking on this global phenomenon together.”
Over the years the show has offered viewers a candid look into the family’s dynamics and relationship woes, spawning several spinoffs on E! Notable moments and controversies highlighted on and offscreen throughout the show’s run included Kim Kardashian filing for divorce after her almost two-month marriage to Kris Humphries, several accusations of family members’ taking part in cultural appropriation and a string of cheating scandals surrounding the family’s significant others.