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It’s the end of an era.
In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Kim Kardashian joined her famous family in sharing the news that “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” their long-running reality series, will see its final season in 2021.
“To our amazing fans,” Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Rob Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner and Scott Disick wrote in a joint statement. “It is with heavy hearts that we’ve made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye to Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”
According a press release from the show’s network E!, “Keeping Up” will return for Season 19 on Sept. 17 before debuting its final and 20th season in 2021. The show has been on the air since 2007 and inspired 12 spin-off series, including “I Am Cait,” “Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian” and “Flip It Like Disick.”
“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 continued. “We’ll forever cherish the wonderful memories and countless people we’ve met along the way.”
Kim Kardashian added at the end of her Instagram message that being a part of the series has forever impacted her life.
“Without Keeping Up with The Kardashians, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” she wrote. “This show made us who we are and I will be forever in debt to everyone who played a role in shaping our careers and changing our lives forever.”
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In her post, self-described “momager”Kris Jenner added that she and her family “are so beyond grateful to everyone who has watched and supported” them.
“We will be forever in debt to everyone who played a role in shaping our careers and changing our lives forever,” she continued. “Thank you for joining us on this crazy ride!!”
Khloe Kardashian also expressed her gratitude on Instagram.
“I’m too emotional to fully express myself at the moment,” she wrote. “My sappy post will come soon. Change is hard but also needed at times”
Kourtney Kardashian, however, was less forthcoming about her feelings, sharing the joint statement on her Instagram Story along with the note: “I will gather my thoughts and share them in a bit …”
On Twitter, many fans shared their surprise and disappointment about the series coming to an end.
“Me seeing that they’re cancelling #KUWTK,” wrote @emmpugs, along with a GIF of someone running and crying. “WHAT ELSE DO U HAVE IN STORE, 2020??”
“It’s happening. KUWTK is ending,” wrote @sharonyan_ “a piece of my teenage self died reading Kim’s announcement”
“KUWTK being canceled was not on the 2020 bingo card,” wrote @yxngseanye.
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