“Keeping Up With the Kardashians” is coming to an end, Fox News has confirmed.
“It is with heavy hearts that we’ve made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye to ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” the 39-year-old reality star and businesswoman captioned a lengthy note.
The caption was posted with an original series poster showing the entire family in much younger times.
The wildly popular series, which has run on E! since its inception in 2007 for 20 seasons and hundreds of episodes, is executive produced by Ryan Seacrest and has produced a myriad of viral moments, as well as spurred numerous spin-off series.
“We’ll forever cherish the wonderful memories and countless people we’ve met along the way,” the Skims creator added.
The mother of four declared that the series’ farewell season will air “early next year in 2021” and in looking back on her time on the franchise, Kardashian expressed gratitude to the fans who have remained devoted viewers for nearly 15 years.
“Without ‘Keeping Up with The Kardashians,’ I wouldn’t be where I am today,” she wrote. “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.”
Kardashian signed her memorandum “With Love and Gratitude.”
Kim’s younger sister, Khloé Kardashian, also shared the news with a similar note on Instagram on behalf of herself, Kim, their mom Kris Jenner, older sister Kourtney Kardashian, younger brother Rob Kardashian, younger half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner, as well as Kourtney’s ex Scott Disick.
She captioned it: “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!”
A spokesperson from E! told Fox News on Tuesday the Kardashian bunch were “brave” for allowing the access they did for so many years.
“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 memo began. “Along with all of you, we have enjoyed following the intimate moments the family so bravely shared by letting us into their daily lives.”
It continued: “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.”
During its time, the franchise grew its production tree to include titles and television specials such as “Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami,” “Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event,” “Lord Disick: Lifestyles of a Lord,” “Kourtney and Kim Take New York,” “Khloé & Lamar,” “Kourtney and Khloé Take the Hamptons,” “Dash Dolls,” “Rob & Chyna,” “About Bruce,” “I Am Cait” and “Life of Kylie.”