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Kim Kardashian announces the end of Keeping Up With the Kardashians

The 20th, and final, season will air in early 2021

Keeping Up with the Kardashians is set to come to an end. The long-running reality TV show will have its final season aired in 2021, 14 years after it first debuted, according to an announcement posted by Kim Kardashian.

“It is with heavy hearts that we’ve made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye,” reads a statement, which was shared on Instagram and signed off by Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Rob, Kendall, Kylie, and Scott.

“After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes and numerous spin-off shows, we are beyond grateful to all of you who’ve watched us for all of these years – through the good times, the bad times, the happiness, the tears, and the many relationships and children.” (Not to mention the legendary catchphrases.)

“We’ll forever cherish the wonderful memories and countless people we’ve met along the way.”

The statement also thanks producer Ryan Seacrest, who is credited with founding the premise of the show and has served as executive producer since the first series.

“Without Keeping Up with the Kardashians, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” adds Kim in a tweet about the show drawing to a close. “I am so incredibly grateful to everyone who has watched and supported me and my family these past 14 incredible years.”

“This show made us who we are and I will be forever in debt to everyone who played a role in shaping our careers and changing our lives forever.”

Previously postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, season 19 of Keeping Up with the Kardashians will begin September 17, followed by next year’s 20th – and final – season.