Kim Kardashian shocked the world with her announcement of her long running family reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians ending today after being on air a whopping 13 years so far. The revelation occurred on Twitter where she stated the last season would be airing early 2021 alongside one of the early promo shots of the show.
“To our amazing fans –,” she writes, “It is with heavy hearts that we’ve made the difficult decision as a family 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 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.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) September 8, 2020
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.”
She continued 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 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 forever.
With Love and Gratitude,
Keeping Up with the Kardashians has been one of the longest running shows in reality television history with her eclipsing her predecessor and former boss, Paris Hilton in fame. Starting as a celebrity stylist appearing on Paris Hilton’s show The Simple Life as her assistant, her celebrity helped parlay her brand into her getting her own show with her family. Of course having a deceased celebrity father that represented OJ Simpson and a father in law that was an Olympic gold medalist didn’t hurt. Often criticized just as Paris Hilton was as being apart of Hollywood excess, the being famous for being famous type, it also worked because she not only had the support of her family for the show as Paris Hilton’s family strongly disapproved of what she was doing, but with such a large family, it allowed plenty of opportunity for family branding spin offs over the years.
Choosing to end the show right now works for many reasons. Kim Kardashian is turning 40 this year. I had personally been wondering if she really was going to continue this type of show about her family’s home life as if they all live together with her turning 40. Plus, we love to see career progression. Her husband Kanye West is running for President and she’s been studying to become a lawyer. That allows plenty of opportunity to change the trajectory of her career. You also have to keep in mind that her husband brought up considering divorcing her. She may be prioritizing her marriage which is also understandable. Kim Kardashian as a brand isn’t going anywhere. Take care of home. We’ll be here for you when you’ve worked things out.