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‘KUWTK’ to end after 14 years and 20 seasons, Kim Kardashian bids adieu: ‘I wouldn’t be where I am today’

Kim Kardashian West and her sister Khloe Kardashian announced that after 20 seasons, ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ will be coming to an end with the final season airing in early 2021
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For fans of reality television, Tuesday, September 8, brought with itself some heartbreaking news. Kim Kardashian West and her sister Khloe Kardashian announced on their Instagram accounts that after 20 seasons, ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ would be coming to an end with the final season airing in early 2021.

Kim wrote on Instagram, “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.”

She added, “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.”

She further said, “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.”

Khloe wrote on her Instagram, “I am so grateful and thankful to everyone who has supported us and been there through it all. I’m too emotional to fully express myself at the moment. My sappy post will come soon. Change is hard but also needed at times. I love you all. Thank you for the memories!”

In a statement to media organizations, E! also announced this massive news. “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,” the network’s statement said. “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.”

The reality show premiered in 2007 and turned the Kardashian-Jenner family into international superstars. In the years since, the socialite family has become ubiquitous with fashion, television, music, and popular culture. Obviously, fans of the show were taken aback by the decision. One fan wrote, “OMG I never thought I'd see the day #KUWTK is ending.”


Journalist Dave Quinn tweeted, “Regardless of your feelings towards this family, we can all agree: this is the end of an era! #KUWTK.”


Another fan said, “As if 2020 can’t get any worst, the #kardashians just announce #KUWTK is ending.”


Fans also shared their favorite moments of the show. One fan wrote, “As keeping up with the kardashians is ending let’s remember the most iconic moment in television history #KUWTK,” sharing a video from the show.


Another fan shared, “People are saying that it was about time and that the show has been on for far too long but how can that be when one of the most iconic moments only happened like 2 seasons ago! #KUWTK.”


One fan wrote, “remember when Kim Kardashian sent Katy Perry sunglasses and she got scared by them? #KUWTK.”