Fans have been keeping up for 14 years.

By Christopher Luu
Sep 08, 2020 @ 6:03 pm
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After more than a decade, 20 seasons, and so many spin-offs that it seemed like the entire E! network was just one long episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, it's all coming to an end. In an Instagram post, Kim Kardashian confirmed that the show will be ending with its upcoming 20th season, which is set to air in early 2021. 

The photo, which throws it way, way back, shows Kim front and center and the show's cast around her, including momager Kris Jenner, sisters Khloé and Kourtney, siblings Rob, Kendall, and Kylie, and Caitlyn Jenner. The photo is so old that Kendall and Kylie look almost unrecognizable, reminding fans that the now-moguls were basically kids when the show premiered back in 2007.

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"It is with heavy hearts that we’ve made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye to Keeping Up with the Kardashians," Kim wrote. "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."

She continued, thanking all the individuals and businesses that made the show what it is. She also gave producer Ryan Seacrest a shoutout as well as Bunim/Murray, the production company that's been with the family since the beginning. 

"Without Keeping Up with The Kardashians, I wouldn't be where I am today. I am so incredibly grateful to everyone who has watched and supported me and my family these past 14 incredible years," Kim finished. "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."

E! also released a statement, thanking the family for allowing cameras to document anything and everything that they did. The network also clarified that new episodes would be coming this month before the show's final bow next year.

"E! has been the home and extended family to the Kardashian-Jenners for what will be 14 years, featuring the lives of this empowering family. Along with all of you, we have enjoyed following the intimate moments the family so bravely shared by letting us into their daily lives. 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. It is not our final goodbye yet, we are excited to have the new season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians launching on September 17 with the final season airing in 2021. We thank the entire extended family and our production partners, Bunim Murray and Ryan Seacrest Productions for embarking on this global phenomenon together."

For anyone who managed to keep track, the KUWTK empire spanned 12 spin-off series: Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, Kourtney and Khloé Take the Hamptons, Khloé and Lamar, Sex with Brody, I Am Cait, DASH Dolls, Life of Kylie, Rob & Chyna, Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian, and Flip It Like Disick.