IT WAS ALL EMOTIONS AS “KUWTK” SERIES ENDS
Premiered on NBC Universal’s E! Network in 2007, the popular show that made Kim Kardashian and her siblings what they are, “Keeping up with the Kardashians” took a final bow on Thursday amidst tears, hugs and gratitude.
For fourteen years, the television series enjoyed wide viewership of about 227 million people scattered across 90 nations and aired in 20 languages. It also spawned multiple spinoff shows for Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian and launched the beauty and fashion empires of Kim Kardashian and her half-sister Kylie, Kendall Jenner’s modeling career.
“I have no regrets. This was, like, the best decade and a half of my life, I feel like the luckiest girl in the entire world that I get to work with my family every single day. This is who I am. This show made who we are, and I’ll never take that for granted”, Kim Kardashian said, in the finale.
Over the years, the show chronicled the personal and professional lives of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, including Kim Kardashian’s marriage to rapper Kanye West, sister Khloe Kardashian’s split with basketball player Lamar Odom, and the gender transition of patriarch Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner.
In the final episode, the family was filmed while vacationing in Lake Tahoe and Kylie Jenner finally arriving to join the rest of the family — Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Kendall Jenner and Scott Disick — along with all of their children. However, West and Caitlyn Jenner did not appear in the final episode.
Highlights of this episode includes, Khloe finally deciding that she would move to Boston in Massachusetts with Tristan Thompson, with whom she shares 3-year-old daughter True, for the remainder of his NBA season as she awaits construction on her new L.A. home. For Kim, It was a bit sad, as she failed to pass the baby bar exam for the second time, which means that she would retake the test in June. The mother of four also hinted about a possible divorce with the top pop star, Kanye West, citing that she was no longer convenient with her husband living in a completely different state from her and her children.
Audiences in the United States have declined in the past year to under 1 million from about 4 million at the height of the show’s fame. The family announced last September that they would end the show but gave no reasons for the decision.
However, the show will host a reunion, which will see Andy Cohen asking the hard-hitting questions that fans are dying to know. The two-part “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” reunion airs Thursday, June 17, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 20, at 9 p.m. on E!.