“Keeping Up With The Kardashians Set To End”: What To Expect From The Final Season


via Forbes

Ryan Gorneault, Entertainment Editor

There is not much time left to keep up with the Kardashians; the family’s hit E! show is coming to an end, finishing off with Season 20, set to begin airing on March 18th, 2021. Many were surprised and saddened upon hearing the news that “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” ended, especially considering that the show was such an integral part of pop culture since it debuted back in 2007. Kim Kardashian, the most famous of the Kardashian clan, explained to Grazia USA that, “Sometimes we just need a break. It’s really simple. We just need a minute to regroup. You know, we haven’t had a break for 14 years.”

Still, many have speculated that the show’s ending goes deeper than that. Between Kourtney Kardashian’s decision to film on a part-time basis, the drama surrounding Kanye West (Kim’s husband), and Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s increasingly busy schedules, there seems to be more at play. Nevertheless, the entire family expressed both sadness of the show’s ending and gratitude that they were allowed to share their lives with the world for so many years in the first place.

The Kardashian family as we know it began with attorney Robert Kardashian and Kris Houghton (later Jenner) marrying in 1978, giving birth to Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and Rob over the next nine years, and divorcing in 1991. A month later, after the divorce, Kris married Caitlyn Jenner (who presented as a male under the name Bruce), an Olympic decathlon gold medalist. A few years later, Robert would become a part of the OJ Simpson murder trial as a defense team member. Of course, the trial’s media coverage was extensive, and the fact that Kris was best friends with the victim, Nicole Brown Simpson, did not help matters.

Robert died in 2003, and four years later, Kim’s famous adult film with rapper Ray J from 2002 leaked to the masses, catapulting the entire family into the spotlight once again. Soon enough, production on “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” began with television host and radio personality Ryan Seacrest as head producer. Over the next 14 years, the family became the most famous names in reality television, airing 260 episodes of the show (which do not even include the family’s ten spinoff shows). Their shows helped the family amass billions of dollars in the process through cosmetics, clothing lines, modeling, brand deals, and social media.

So far, we have a good idea of what to expect from the show’s final season. The official trailer shows the family officially announcing to the crew that they decided the show would be ending. Khloé discussing having more children with her boyfriend Tristan Thompson, the family speculating about Kourtney’s relationship with her ex-husband Scott Disick, and even conversations about whether ending the show was the right choice.


New episodes of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” air every Thursday at 8:00 PM ET, starting on March 18th, 2021.