‘Huge marketing machine’ Keeping up with the Kardashians stops after 14 years

The reality show Keeping up with the Kardashians will stop after next season. After 14 years, 20 seasons and hundreds of episodes, Kim Kardashian reports on Instagram to her 188 million followers.

She doesn’t give a reason, but speaks of a “difficult decision” they had to make as a family. Kardashian writes that she is grateful to her viewers. “This show has made us who we are.”

The last season can be seen early next year on the American channel E!. In addition to Kardashian, her sisters Kourtney, Khloรฉ, Kendall and Kylie, their brother Rob and mother Kris Jenner, will be featured in the show, showing their glamour life.

In the first episode of the new season, she shows how the family deals with the coronavirus

Most of the family members were still unknown when the show started. In those episodes especially Kim Kardashian and her sisters Kourtney and Khloe had a leading role. Later half-sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner added.

Who was already known was former professional ten-camp Caitlyn Jenner, then Bruce Jenner. Jenner, the father of Kylie and Kendall, decided years ago that he no longer wanted to go through life as a man and now identifies himself as a woman.

The reality show won several prizes in the past years and gave channel E! enormous ratings. The channel says to respect the decision of the family to continue living without cameras, reports CNN.

It is unclear why the Kardashians stopped the successful program. However, sister Khloรฉ had withdrawn from the series before.

Laughing

At the beginning there was a lot of laughter about ‘the lack of talent’ in the series, says Nikkie Plessen. But that doesn’t apply anymore, the fashion designer continues. “The Kardashians are one of the biggest marketing machines of the moment.”

Plessen finds it especially impressive to see that the family “manages to get everyone to have their stuff” “There are 470 women working for me and all those women are watching the series or have watched it. And they often come in packages of lip gloss from the Kardashians, or some tape.”

Kayne West

Kim Kardashian’s husband Kayne West was also a regular in episodes. At the end of July Kardashian spoke for the first time about his bipolar disorder. She asked for “empathy and compassion” for him. He would sometimes say things he didn’t mean to say.

West attracted a lot of attention lately because he said he wanted to participate in the American presidential elections. He was in several states too late to officially stand as a candidate. He held a campaign meeting in South Carolina.