After 20 seasons, the popular American reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” will be coming to an end with the final season airing in early 2021.
“It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye” to the reality show, Kim Kardashian West and other members of the extended Kardashian-Jenner family said in a statement Tuesday.
“We’ve decided as a family to end this very special journey,” said their social media statement, without further explanation about the move.
The family thanked E!, the production team at Bunim/Murray and Ryan Seacrest, who has been an executive producer on the show since the beginning.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians 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 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,” the family said.
Besides Kardashian West, others names attached to the statement were Kris, Kendall and Kylie Jenner; Kourtney, Khloe and Rob Kardashian, and Scott Disick.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians series, which debuted in October 2007, begat 12 spin-offs, including “Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami” and “Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian.”
Kourtney Kardashian has been vocal about her desire to stop working on the show, which was a point of contention between her, Kim, and Khloé on camera. In Season 18, Kourtney said she’d be taking a break from filming the reality show.
Season 19, the most recent season of the series halted filming in March due to the coronavirus pandemic and is set to premiere on Sept. 17.