Kim Kardashian announces end to 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians'
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Kim Kardashian WestKimberly (Kim) Noel Kardashian WestTrump grants clemency to five nonviolent offenders Hillicon Valley: Twitter lacked adequate cybersecurity protection ahead of July hacks, regulator says | Twitter, Facebook clamp down on New York Post article about Hunter Biden | YouTube bans COVID-19 vaccine misinformation Twitter lacked adequate cybersecurity protection ahead of July hacks, regulator says 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.

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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 John TrumpGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska NYT: Trump had 7 million in debt mostly tied to Chicago project forgiven 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 West50 Cent says 'Fu*k Donald Trump' in apparent retraction of endorsement The Memo: Five reasons why Trump could upset the odds Jennifer Aniston: 'It's not funny to vote for Kanye' 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.