Keeping up With the Kardashians (KUWTK), one of the world’s most popular reality shows will be coming to an end with its 20th and final season on E! next year after 14 years of running.
Ahead of the release of its 19th season on Thursday, September 17, the family broke the news in an Instagram post.
The news was signed by the show’s stars, including Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Rob Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, and Scott Disick.
Since premiering on October 14, 2007, the successful reality series has spawned a number of spin-offs and made the show’s stars some of the most recognisable faces in television history.
Produced by Bunim-Murray Productions and executive produced by Ryan Seacrest, KUWTK will be brought up to around 20 seasons and come to an end in 2021.
The family wrote: “It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Keeping Up with the Kardashians. 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.”
No official reason has been given regarding the family’s decision to end the series.
In their statement, the Kardashians thanked E!’s production and executive team for making their television journey possible.
They added: “Thank you to the thousands of individuals and businesses that have been a part of this experience.
“Most importantly, a very special thank you to Ryan Seacrest for believing in us, E! for being our partner, and our production team at Bunim/Murray who’ve spent countless hours filming our lives.”