While the reality show is hugely popular across the globe, it appears that the Kardashians themselves have decided to end the series, according to the latest Instagram update by Kim. She revealed the startling news via a promotional image.
"It is with heavy hearts that we've made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye to Keeping Up with the Kardashians," she wrote in the caption.
KUWTK has been running for 14 years, with its 20th and final season airing next year. It has followed the highs and lows of the famous family as they traversed their social -- and personal -- lives.
Debuting on October 14, 2007, the series mainly followed the lives of sisters Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé, as well as their half-sisters Kendall and Kylie, and their subsequent partners, including Kim's husband, rapper Kanye West. The sisters' parents, Kris and Caitlyn Jenner, were also regulars.
Eventually, the popularity of the show led to several spinoff series, including Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Khloé & Lamar, Kourtney and Khloé Take The Hamptons, Dash Dolls, Rob & Chyna, Life of Kylie, and Flip It Like Disick.As yet, viewers have only gotten to see up to Season 18 of KUWTK. This aired from March 25, 2020. However, filming has already commenced for the next installment. According to Kim's Instagram update, the 20th and final season will air early in 2021, which is a ray of sunshine on this bleary day for fans of the hit reality TV show.
As soon as Kim posted the sad news, supporters immediately started commenting.
"It was a great run... thank you it was my relax hour... enjoyed it," wrote one supporter.
While many lamented the end of an era, not only admitting that they were devastated but using various crying emoji for further emphasis, others were more hopeful that this wasn't entirely the end of the Kardashians' hold on reality TV.
"Don't worry guys the kids will have their show!" another fan commented with optimism.
Kim also stated in the update that she was thankful to all of the fans out there who stood by them and supported them over the years.
"I am so incredibly grateful to everyone who has watched and supported me and my family these past 14 incredible years," she admitted.
She also revealed that the Kardashians have become the people they are today only due to KUWTK and those that supported them. Finally, she insisted that she was indebted to the fans who have changed their lives forever.