Kim Kardashian announces end of long-running hit reality show after 20 seasons
Keeping Up With The Kardashians will go off after the airing of its 20th season in 2021, bringing to an end what will be a 14 year run that has given birth to countless spinoffs and made the family household Hollywood names.
Kim Kardashian-West announced on her Instagram show on Tuesday that the show, which blended celebrity news, family turmoil and brand sponsorships, was set to come to an end after its 20th season. She also gave credit to KUTW for how her own life had turned out.
“It is with heavy hearts that we’ve made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye” to the show, she wrote. “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.”
In a joint statement, the family thanked fans for making the show the undeniable success that it was.
“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 statement said.
“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.”
An E! spokesperson said while the family would be missed, they respected their decision to live their lives in private from now on.
“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.”