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“Keeping Up with the Kardashians” to wrap in 2021 after 20 seasons

Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the E! reality juggernaut that propelled the Kardashian-Jenner family to fame and yielded countless spin-offs, is ending after what will be a genre-defining 20-season run. The ...
September 9, 2020

Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the E! reality juggernaut that propelled the Kardashian-Jenner family to fame and yielded countless spin-offs, is ending after what will be a genre-defining 20-season run.

The series, produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Bunim/Murray Productions, will air its last season in 2021.

A statement from the family, posted to Instagram, reads: “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.

“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.”

In a statement to Realscreen, E! said: “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.”

Gil Goldschein, chairman and CEO Bunim/Murray Productions, told Realscreen: “14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes. It has been an amazing journey and it is because of a family who understood the value of sharing their lives, highs and lows alike, with the television audience. We are grateful to the Kardashian-Jenner family for inviting us into their lives and allowing the Bunim/Murray production team to become a part of their extended family. A salute to our crew whose passion, commitment and hard work created a bond of trust that allowed the family to tell their story to the world. Thanks also to our partners, E! and Ryan Seacrest Productions. It has been an incredible experience for all of us.”

The series, created by Ryan Seacrest, premiered Oct. 14, 2007, centering on the lavish lives of the Kardashian-Jenner family, with a focus on matriarch Kris Jenner and sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian.

Since then, Keeping Up has spawned such series as Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Khloé & Lamar, Kourtney and Khloé Take The Hamptons, Rob & Chyna and Life of Kylie.

The show, which capped off its 18th season in April, is executive produced by Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West and Khloé Kardashian.

Goldschein, Farnaz Farjam-Chazan and Amanda Weinstein serve as executive producers at Bunim/Murray.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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