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Reality Show ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ Is Set to End in 2021

Kim Kardashian announced Tuesday evening on Instagram, where she has 188 million followers, that the long-running reality show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” which mixed celebrity news, family turmoil, and brand sponsorships, will end next year after its 20th season.
In the post, Ms. Kardashian did not state why the series, which debuted in 2007, will end. Although she said, “We made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye to the show with heavy hearts,”.
Ms. Kardashian and her sisters, Kourtney, Khloé, Kendall, and Kylie have featured in the show; their brother, Rob; and their mother, Kris Jenner.
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“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.” She further added.
A spokesperson for E!, In a statement, the network that broadcast the series said. “We thank the entire extended family and our production partners, Bunim Murray and Ryan Seacrest Productions, for embarking on this global phenomenon together.”
The show has offered viewers a candid look into the dynamics and relationship woes of the family over the years, spawning several spinoffs on E! Notable moments and controversies highlighted throughout the show’s run included Kim Kardashian filing for divorce after her nearly two-month marriage to Kris Humphries, several accusations of family members participating in cultural appropriation, and a series of cheating scandals surrounding the significant others of the family.
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According to Robert Thompson, professor of television and popular culture at Syracuse University, Ms. Kardashian and her family were masters at capturing attention and leveraging that into profitability, something that had eluded their reality-show predecessors.
The Reality Show Genre “matured” by the Kardashians, he said. “They managed to take on a series of skills, very special skills that they had previously had no particular value, and succeeded in creating a genre of entertainment that they were perfectly suited for.”
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“The show ultimately was about what it looked like when somebody went about life looking for slobbering attention,” he said. “And it turns out the way they did it was kind of interesting.”
The show has also become fodder for social media with the Kardashians’ short video and audio clips arguing or going on holiday used for memes and GIFs. The family has dominated social media, garnering millions of followers, and making it easy for fans to keep up to date with their latest news and whereabouts without having to sit down and watch their reality show.
Kim married the rapper Kanye West during the show and gave birth to the four children of the couple. Caitlyn Jenner also transitioned, having appeared as Bruce on the show.

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