Keeping Up With the Kardashians might finally end its long run in 2015, according to reports. The Kardashian-Jenner family’s contract expires that year, and insiders say they have no interest in renewal.
Though the family are the undisputed champs or reality TV, the E! anchor series that brought them into popular culture might be closing its doors after 10 seasons on the air.
The family signed a three-year contract with the network in 2012 worth $40 million to keep the series on the air until 2015, but that might be where they leave off, according to an insider report at the gossip site Naughty But Nice Rob.
“It has been the biggest reality franchise of all time. Both Kim and Kris (Jenner) want to make sure they end on a high note, leaving fans wanting more, rather than try and stretch the show on for another few seasons and watch it die a death,” the source explains.
“Plus, they are now moving on in their lives. Exploring new options and opportunities. Kim wants to be with her daughter and (boyfriend) Kanye (West), while Kris wants to focus on being a talk show host and maybe start producing movies.”
Since starting in 2007, Keeping Up With the Kardashians has been a ratings goldmine for E!, and has birthed three spin-offs: Kourtney & Khloe Tak Miami, Kourtney & Kim Take New York and Khloe & Lamar.
Kris Jenner, for her part, is moving on with her own daytime talk show. There have been rumors that Kim and Kanye will pilot their own reality TV series now that their daughter has been born, but given West’s aversion to Keeping Up With the Kardashians (and cameras in general) that seems unlikely.