The Kardashian family has inked a brand new deal with the E! network to keep “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” KUWTK on air till 2020.
According to an insider, the lifespan of the series has been extended for five more seasons, that is, another three years of listless salad-eating and lip kit launches, which means Kim, Kris, Khloe, Kendall, Kourtney and Kylie could all be around until Season 19.
Although the Kardashians-Jenners are yet to confirm the report, an E! spokesperson confirmed the network had extended their deal with the world-famous celebrity family, but would not elaborate on any terms of the deal.
However, the E! spokesperson told Variety that airing the TV reality show has been a huge success for the network.
“We recently celebrated the milestone 10th anniversary of ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ on E! We have aired 13 wildly successful seasons of the franchise as well as 11 spinoffs, and Season 14 is off to a strong start,”
“We are incredibly proud of our partnership with the Kardashians and they remain an important part of the E! family. We look forward to continuing our collaboration for years to come.”
Kris Jenner, the girls’ mother, mentioned that she has never had a discussion about ending the family show that has span for a decade. She said it “is an amazing foundation for everything else we do”
Keeping up with the Kardashians is an American series aired on E! cable that focuses on the personal and professional lives of the Kardashian–Jenner blended family. Despite nations wide criticism blasting the show for its lack of intelligence, and describing the family as “self-absorbed” and “desperate” for fame, KUWTK has garnered millions of fans, making them not only famous but also mega millionaires.
Each of the Kardashians family members is worth a fortune with a personal brand of businesses – cosmetics, clothing lines, real estate etc.
Their mother, Kris who has been the matriarch remains the backbone that propels the girls towards money routes. She helped her 20-year old daughter found Kylie Cosmetics — which made $420 million in retail sales over the first 18 months.
According to Kris Jenner, a lot can be credited to social media, which she discussed during a conversation with Tommy Hilfiger on Tuesday at WWD’s Apparel & Retail CEO Summit at the Pierre in New York.
“All the whole marketing budget [my children] need is the price of a smartphone.
“Social media became the single most important thing that we had as a tool to be able to build and grow a business.”
The entire family has over 750 million collective followers on social media platforms.