Well, the time has finally come. After a whopping 20 seasons, Keeping Up With The Kardashians officially ended. What will the socialite family of models and influencers do next? Read on to find out…
The End Of The TV Empire
While it seems like only yesterday, Keeping Up With The Kardashians started back in 2007. In the early 2000s, Kim Kardashian worked as Paris Hilton’s stylist. However, by 2007, she had taken over Hilton’s role as America’s favorite young socialite. Soon enough, Kim managed to convince E! Network that viewers worldwide would want to watch a reality show about her family: Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall, Kylie, their brother Rob, their mother Kris, and her ex, who later transitioned to Caitlyn Jenner. The show revolved around the family, their relationships, businesses, and arguments – lots of arguments.
While the professional reviews always remained mixed, audiences loved the new reality show. Keeping Up With The Kardashians is “weirdly soothing, almost like just watching goldfish in a bowl a little bit. There’s something very meditative about their ups and downs and multiple spin offs and all the things,” said Apartment Therapy’s Lifestyle Editor Ella Cerón. Others said they simply “hate watched” the show, as the first world problems of these overly rich, overly plastic people made their blood boil. Whether people loved or hated the program, the viewership continued to increase. Along the way, the Kardashian Clan also launched hundreds of products and whole lines of goods. Many, like KKW Beauty, SKIMS, Kylie Cosmetics, and Kylie Skin, Good American, became incredibly successful. Others, like their phone card, debit card, or mobile games, only attracted negative attention.
However, the show was not without its significant controversies…
After Keeping Up With The Kardashians
By the time Keeping Up With The Kardashians ended on June 10, 2021, it had courted plenty of controversies. Over the years, the Kardashians dodged claims of everything from cultural appropriation and massive egos to financial lying and manipulative marketing. However, through it all, the family continued to earn the big bucks. And that won’t stop, even though Keeping Up With The Kardashians has ended after 20 seasons.
Most recently, Disney confirmed its plans to work with the influencers, though the details of the deal remain under wraps. Disney says that the family will help create “new global content” for both Hulu and Disney Plus, its streaming service, in 2021. While the family plans on working hard anymore, the lack of cameras will undoubtedly make things easier. “We’re all feeling a little overwhelmed, we’d done it for so long,” said Kris Jenner, the mother, and manager of the family.
“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,” Kim Kardashian wrote on social media. Whatever happens next, we’re sure that the Kardashian Clan will continue to make the big bucks! Stay tuned to The Finance Chatter to discover how these socialites will earn their next million – or billion!