Kim Kardashian announces end to 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians'
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Kim Kardashian WestKimberly (Kim) Noel Kardashian WestJudge approves Kanye's name change to 'Ye' Wokesters or felons: Whom would you hire? Kim Kardashian West knocks Kanye, Kris, sex tape, OJ Simpson in 'Saturday Night Live' hosting debut MORE announced Sunday that her family's long-running show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" would end after its 20th season airs next year.

In a statement posted on social media, the TV star thanked the "thousands of individuals and businesses" connected to the show over its nearly decade-and-a-half run, stating that she "wouldn't be where I am today" without the E! Network show.


The series, which focused on the family life of Kim, her sisters and their parents, debuted in October 2007, and is executive produced by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest.

The Kardashians' series led to the family's international rise in fame. In recent years, Kardashian West, the family's most-famous member, has used her platform to promote certain political causes such as criminal justice reform, which led her to meet President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump announces new social media network called 'TRUTH Social' Virginia State Police investigating death threat against McAuliffe Meadows hires former deputy AG to represent him in Jan. 6 probe: report MORE at the White House.

Her 2018 meeting with Trump was credited with helping secure the commutation of a sentence handed down to Alice Marie Johnson, a 62-year-old great-grandmother imprisoned on nonviolent drug and financial charges.

Kardashian Wests's prominent marriage to rapper Kanye WestKanye Omari WestGrammys release 'inclusion rider' details to enhance diversity Judge approves Kanye's name change to 'Ye' Kanye West listening party attendees offered opportunity to get vaccinated on-site MORE also became a subject on the show in its later years, with West occasionally appearing in episodes alongside his wife. West himself is now running for president and has launched a multi-state campaign for ballot access.