It’s official: Keeping up with the Kardashians, the lonely series that launched Kim Kardashian West and her family to world fame, will end in 2021 after 14 years and 20 seasons on the air.
The announcement came as a huge shock to fans and left many people with a broken heart. However, their luck may change. New reports suggest the family could return to television with a deal via a streaming service as cable ratings continue to soar.
The Kardashian-Jenners could start a new show on a streaming service
After the end of KUWTK It was announced, Page Six reported that the Kardashian-Jenners could get a streaming deal within a year.
“We are told they are interested in signing a more lucrative streaming deal with one of the online giants like Netflix, Apple or Amazon,” the outlet reported.
In 2017 the family renewed their contract with E! for $ 150 million. But Page Six notes that they could potentially make hundreds of millions more with a streaming service deal.
“There’s more money streaming. And it’s global,” a source told the outlet.
In addition to that, another insider said the family is allegedly interested in launching a media company that could produce other shows like one similar to Shark tank. But first, presumably they will “take some time off” before they start doing new things.
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“Even if they plan to take a break later KUWTK has finished filming, if they are offered something that works for them and makes sense, they would consider it, ”a source told Entertainment Tonight in a report released on Sept. 10.
“The family has become bigger than ever and as they move forward, they can be selective in the work they do,” the source continued. “Plus, their name carries weight and they can have control of their brand, which they weren’t able to do when they first signed up for the show because no one knew them.”
Did Kim Kardashian West hint at switching to a streaming service?
None of the family members have directly commented on whether there is interest in switching to a streaming service. However, the Los Angeles Times points out a joke in Kardashian West’s announcement about the end of the show where he thanked E! for what he did for his family and for being their partner. While not direct confirmation, her language has fueled speculation that she and the Kardashian-Jenners are considering finding a new home for future projects.
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In the meantime, two more seasons of “KUWTK” are missing.
Kardashian West also noted in her announcement that there are a couple of seasons to go until the show ends in 2021.
Our final season will air early next year in 2021. 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 over the past 14 amazing years. This show has made us who we are and I will forever be indebted to all who played a role in shaping our careers and forever changing our lives. “
Season 18 kicks off at 8pm ET Thursday, Sept. 17 on E!