By far one of America’s most favorite reality TV shows Keeping Up With The Kardashians (KUWTK) is coming to an end after 20 seasons spanning 14 years, the eldest daughter in the Kar-Jen clan announced ‘with a heavy heart’ on Instagram.
The American television reality show that aired on network E! started back in 2007 when the now clan of high-profile models, entrepreneurs, and billionaires were kids.
Kim Kardashian took to her Instagram profile to announce the heartbreaking news for their ‘amazing fans’ in a joint statement from the family, er the show stars.
“After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes and numerous spin-off shows, 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,” Kim wrote.
“Thank you to the thousands of individuals and businesses that have been a part of this experience and, 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 documenting our lives.”
The last season of KUWTK will air on network E! early next year in 2021.
‘End of an Era!‘
The show aired the personal and professional lives of the Kardashian-Jenner family, including all the family dramas, quarrels, politics, and of course lavish parties and roof-breaking success.
While many critics slammed the reality TV-show for its ‘lack of intelligence,’ and portrayal of the ‘famous for being famous’ concept, others defended it for satisfying ‘guilty-pleasures,’ which is the success of the show.
The series, following its breaking success with E! spawned various spin-offs, all successful as well. Instagram’s official handle on the platform wrote: “End of an Era” followed by a heart emoji.
It must be noted, the world’s biggest photo blogging platform Instagram is remarkable for the family’s success for their ingenious and strikingly effective entrepreneurial usage of the platform.
For the uninitiated, Kylie Jenner reportedly earns enough money from one Instagram post which many don’t in their lifetime (based on census data).
According to a Market Watch – finance analysis website report, Kylie took home $1.27 million per sponsored post on the platform in 2019.
The five sisters of the Kar-Jen clan, along with mother and ‘momager’ Kris Jenner are by far one of the most popular and notable families in the world, thanks to the uber-popular serial that sold their ridiculously lavish lifestyles (and controversies) that were aired (and some leaked) through the years.
The Kar-Jen family also stands testimony of the skyrocketing growth of social media as a tool for efficient entrepreneurship and business. If not anything else, the family is a boss when it comes to cashing in the fruits of the digital boom.
Collectively the entire Kar-Jen sisters with matriarch Kris Jenner command 780.5 million followers on Instagram and some similar jaw-dropping numbers on other social media platforms.
“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,” an E! spokesperson told CNN in a statement.
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