2020 has certainly been one of the weirdest years we’ve ever lived through- and this breaking news only makes it weirder. It was just announced that the long-time hit reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, is coming to on end. This announcement was made in advance of their 19th season premiering Thursday, September 17th.
Star Kim Kardashian took to her social media to share the shocking news, writing the following statement:
“To Our Amazing Fans
It is with heavy hearts that we’ve made the difficult decision as sad daily to say goodbye to Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
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 these years- through the good times, the bad times, the happiness, the tears, and the many relationships and children. We’ll forever cherish eh 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 Ryan Seacrest for believing in us, E! For being our partner, and our production team at Bunim/Murray who’ve spent countless hours documenting our lives.
Our last season will air early next year in 2021.
Without Keeping Up With The Kardashians, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I am so incredibly grateful to everyone who watched and supported me and my family these past 14 incredible years. 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.
With love and gratitude,
Here is a copy of the announcement:
Momager Kris Jenner also shared the exact same message on her social media, signing it Kris.
Khloe Kardashian also released a statement on her social media, writing “I love you guys so much!!! Thank you for everything!!! The emotions are overflowing today ❤️💋💔 change is tough but sometimes needed. I can’t express how much I love and appreciate you guys.”
The Network’s Statement
E! also released their own statement about the show ending, sharing that “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.”
Why Is It Ending?
While the message does not explain why the show is ending, this has been a long-standing hit for E! so we are assuming it is not their decision. While all good things come to an end, Kim, for one, has had a lot of personal issues airing out in the public with husband Kanye West. It is possible that she wanted to step away from the show to focus on her life away from cameras rather than in front of them. It is also possible that the entire family just had enough of filming the show. Frankly, they have all become stars in their own right and don’t need the money or the fame that the show initially brought them anymore.
Interestingly, in the wake of this announcement being made, West took to Twitter to share:
We’ve Been Through A Lot
We have been through a lot with the Kardashian family, with some of the standout moments including:
- Kylie Jenner getting pregnant
- Bruce Jenner revealing that he was transitioning to Catelynn Jenner
- Khloe Kadashian being cheated on by Tristan Thompson
- Kourtney Kardsahian’s up-and-down relationship with baby daddy Scott Disick
- Khloe’s turbulent relationship with Lamar Odom
- Rob Kardashian’s drama with baby mama Blac Chyna
- And so much more!
As Kim mentioned, there have also been a ton of spin-off shows, including:
- Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami
- Kourtney and Kim Take New York
- Kourtney and Kim Take Miami
- Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons
- Khloe and Lamar
- Sex with Brody
- I Am Cait
- Life of Kylie
- Rob & Chyna
- Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian
- Flip It Like Disick.
Looking To The Future
Of course, it is possible that we will see the Kardashian’s appear again on reality television in the future, but for now we still have the two remaining seasons to look forward to, and we know fans will savor each and every last moment with their favorite family.