The end of the era is really upon us.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians will air its final season on 18th March, marking the end of the long-running reality drama.
The well-recognized family dropped the announcement on their social networks, having shared their first look at the final season.
The Kardashian-Jenner family confirmed their show would be coming to an end last year. They said:
After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes, and several spin-off shows, we’ve decided as a family to end this very special journey. 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.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians made its debut in 2007 and transformed the family into international celebrities with unprecedented star power and multimedia empires, spanning from Kylie’s cosmetic products line to Kim’s outerwear.
— Kardashians on E! (@KUWTK) January 28, 2021
As the day-to-day life of the family played out on E!, the camera crew followed every move, managing to turn the snugly family into tabloid magnets.
KUWTK has become a huge worldwide success for the company, and the family doesn’t come for free. E! in 2017 signed a massive deal with the family for a three-year extension that took the show up to 2020, priced at nine figures—at the time.
Sources told Variety the renewal deal was worth “below $100 million,” although other reports said the deal was worth up to $150 million.
Meanwhile, season 20 is going to be the last for the Kardashian-Jenners on E! But the celebs won’t disappear from TV for too long.
Reality TV stars turned moguls are moving to Hulu for a new contract, but agreements with the streaming giants have not been revealed, other than Disney stating the content starring the entire family is expected to air in late 2021.