'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' Is Officially Ending, Kim Kardashian Announces
We'll just let that sink in...
The shocking news was announced yesterday evening on Instagram, with Kim posting a statement on her grid.
It reads: "To our amazing fans. 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.
"Our last season will air early next year in 2021.
"Without Keeping Up with The Kardashians, I wouldn't be where I am today. I am so incredibly grateful to everyone who has watched and supported me and my family these past 14 incredible years. 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."
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Meanwhile in a statement, 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."
The show started back in 2007 when youngest sibling Kylie was just 10 years old. It propelled the entire family to fame and documented all areas of their personal lives.
In the last couple of years, however, viewership on the show had taken a tumble, reportedly sinking to 871,000 in April this year.
Added to that, some members of the family - most notably Kourtney - had been reluctant to film certain areas of their lives.
Things came to a head during the Season 18 premiere when Kim and Kourtney infamously got into a huge brawl over who works the hardest.
In a statement, E! wrote: "E! has been the home and extended family to the Kardashian-Jenners for what will be 14 years, featuring the lives of this empowering family. Along with all of you, we have enjoyed following the intimate moments the family so bravely shared by letting us into their daily lives.
"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."
This truly is the end of an era...
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