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It's the end of an era Keeping up with the Kardashians will end in 2021. After so long airtime, we all wonder why the show is ending now. The initial announcement largely centered around the reasons for the cancellation, simply calling the decision a "familial" one, but we now find that the decision was made by the family contract with E! To come to the end.
On Thursday episode of KUWTKThe family burst into tears when they announced the show's crew that the series was over. "It was a really painful decision. This trip was the most incredible we've ever been on and we can't even express the appreciation we have for you along the way," said Kris Jenner. Calling the ending "bittersweet," Kourtney Kardashian added, "With the crew and production we've been so close and in each other's lives every day for 13 years. I've learned so much and I don't regret it I just hope everyone is ours Decision understands. "
While chatting with the show's producer, Ryan Seacrest, while On the air with Ryan SeacrestKris teased that it was "the right time" for KUWTK break up. "I think number 20 sounded good through 2020 but number 20 just seemed like the right time," she said. "I think we'll take a minute to breathe and everyone will slow down a little. Not professionally slower, but you just know what our next steps are."
Individually, the Kardashian-Jenner family members have been slowly distancing themselves for some time. In late 2019, Kourtney shockingly walked out of the show. She said it later Vogue Arabia"I've been filming the show non-stop for 14 years. I felt unfulfilled and it became a toxic environment for me to let it continue to occupy as much of my life as it was. Privacy is who I am." have come to value and it's difficult to strike the balance between private moments and reality shows. "
For years the family has also been followed by rumors that Kendall and Kylie Jenner, who both started their own careers outside of reality show, have been trying to get out for years. They've come up less and less in recent seasons, and in a December 2019 Twitter Q&A, Khloé Kardashian cleared the rumors. "Kendall and Kylie have different contracts. Kourt, Kim and I have the same contract," she explained.
The E! Network has been grappling with the notable cancellation of its flagship lately E! news Program at the beginning of August 2020; It's possible that the end of the Kardashians' show is linked to this as well. However, in true reality TV star fashion, none of the family members has ever really looked into the possibility of the show at least ending in public, until now, when the decision was made. It seems strange to think of a reality TV landscape without the Kardashians, who pretty much pioneered their particular mix of realistic "reality" shows, but rest assured that the Kardashians themselves will definitely still be around.