Keeping Up With The Kardashians to end after 20 seasons
In a shocking announcement to fans this month via Kim Kardashian’s Instagram page, the family has shared the news the show will end shortly in 2020. The post came in tandem with an announcement by E!, the Hollywood entertainment news channel on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020. The news came just prior to the start of Season 19, which aired on Saturday, September 17th, 2020. Season 19 will now be the penultimate season before the series concludes with Season 20 next year in 2021.
In her Instagram post, Kim Kardashian shared the thoughts of the Kardashain-Jenner clan: “It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Keeping Up with the Kardashians. After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes and several spin-off shows, we’ve decided as a family to end this very special journey”. The post has since received over 6 million likes on the social media platform, with many fans taking to the comments section to lament the close of the show. The decision was said by the family to be for “no good reason”, according to Entertainment Tonight, and the natural conclusion to a 14 year run on our TV screens, with multiple other spin-off shows and advertising campaigns for other brands.
The family also put reasons for the show’s end down to growing older and the increase in family members. Since the show started in 2007 with the core cast of the three sisters Kim, Khloe and Kortney, as well as brother Rob, with Mum Kris Jenner, Stepdad Bruce Jenner, and the accompaniment of younger stepsisters Kendall and Kylie. The Hollywood family went on to have children of their own and separate lives, making it harder and harder to coordinate schedules for filming. The news comes as the matriarch of the family vehemently denies rumours of her joining an all-star cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.