Kardashians Sign New ‘KUWTK’ Deal After Untrue Cancellation Busts

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Keeping Up With The Kardashians Deal

By Michael Lewittes |

Keeping Up With The Kardashians Deal


The Kardashians will continue shooting “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” for five more seasons after signing a $150 million contract with E!, despite a slew of inaccurate reports about the series being canceled. Gossip Cop can confirm Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe Kardashian, as well as Kylie, Kendall, and Kris Jenner will film the reality show through at least 2019.

On Tuesday, it was reported that the Kardashians re-signed a $150 million contract. Gossip Cop fact-checked the claim, and it’s 100 percent true. We’ve also learned that the pay will not be equal and will be based on each family member’s availability and the degree of her participation. Of course, this news is all in stark contrast to a slew of stories Gossip Cop has busted over the years that wrongly announced the show’s cancellation.

In September 2016, for example, OK! falsely asserted in an article that there was little interest in the reality series, quoting a so-called “source” as saying, “People are finally sick of this family being shoved in their faces.” That erroneous report came a month after Gossip Cop debunked a Star cover story that exclaimed, “Finally Kardashians Canceled!” In that piece, the tabloid wrongly maintained Kim’s husband Kanye West was “encouraging the mom of two to move on.” Curiously, the same magazine published a similar story in March 2014 that declared “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” was “canceled,” also alleging it was Kim who was “pulling [the] plug” on the program.

There was also a 2015 Life & Style cover that blared, “Kardashians Canceled… For a New Show Starring Bruce As A Woman.” That story, which Gossip Cop corrected as well, quoted a supposed insider alleging, “E! sees Bruce as ratings gold. KUWTK is more expensive than ever to produce, and profit margins over the last few years have been sinking big-time. The Kardashians’ TV shows are played out.” And thrown in with those and other untrue tales was yet another Life & Style cover that inaccurately asserted, Khloe, Kim and Kylie were quitting “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” As Gossip Cop was the first to note after vigorous fact-checking, every one of those reports were wrong.

Since the new deal means “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” will be on E! for another five seasons, hopefully there won’t be anymore untruthful claims about its cancellation. In the meantime, however, Gossip Cop will continue to correct whatever fake news pops up about the Kardashians and Jenners.