Kardashians want to ‘revive’ reality show with money-spinning streaming deal
Privacy might not have been the motivation behind the announcement by the Kardashians that they are moving away from E! with reports the reality TV family are looking to revive their show on lucrative streaming platforms, as the TV channel could no longer cope with their salary demands.
It was announced this week that 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.
“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,” a spokesperson for E! said in the aftermath of the announcement of the show’s forthcoming cancellation.
According to Page Six however, the Kardashians are interested in signing a more lucrative streaming deal with one of the online giants such as Netflix, Apple or Amazon.
E! had paid the family $150 million the last time they renewed their contract in 2017, but with fellow TV titans such as Ryan Murphy and J.J. Abrams signing streaming deals worth a reported $300 million, they could find much bigger paydays online.
“There’s more money in streaming. And it’s global,” a source told Page Six.
The source also told the outlet that the family was not in a rush to make any decision.
“They’re open to all opportunities,” said the insider. “But they are taking some time off.”