Kris Jenner reportedly negotiated a new $150 million, 5-season contract with E!

Kris Jenner is all smiles after signing the new 'KUWTK' deal

I didn’t even realize that the Kardashians’ contract was up for renewal by E!, but it was. You know what’s next-level about that fact? Kris Jenner managed to negotiate a new contract with E! while three of her daughters are expecting: Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are pregnant, and Kim is expecting her third via surrogacy. Since pregnancy and baby storylines are catnip to reality shows, E! basically just loaded up the money truck and dumped it out at Kris Jenner’s feet. Keeping Up with the Kardashians has been extended through 2020.

The Kardashians are staying put at E! for at least another three years, Variety has confirmed — and they don’t come cheap. The network has extended the famous family’s contract for all-things-Kardashian, including the flagship series “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” An insider says the renewal deal will take the show through 2020 and amounts to “below $100 million,” though E! declined to comment.

When contacted by Variety, an E! spokesperson confirmed the network had extended their deal with the Kardashian-Jenners, but would not elaborate on any terms of the deal.

“We recently celebrated the milestone 10th anniversary of ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ on E! We have aired 13 wildly successful seasons of the franchise as well as 11 spinoffs, and Season 14 is off to a strong start,” an E! spokesperson tells Variety. “We are incredibly proud of our partnership with the Kardashians and they remain an important part of the E! family. We look forward to continuing our collaboration for years to come.”

E! last renewed the Kardashian family’s contract in February 2015. The new extension was first reported by The Blast, though the site reports the Kardashians re-signed through 2019 for a whopping $150 million — our source says that number is far off, and says the family has actually renewed through 2020.

[From Variety]

TMZ actually maintains that Kris negotiated a five-season contract for $150 million, with $30 million per season. And guess who gets to “distribute” the paychecks? Kris Jenner. E! and Kris worked it out so that the network is just giving the money to the family and “the family decides how to split up the money amongst themselves.” I hope Kourtney barely gets anything, because she’s the most boring one. Apparently, Kris scored a $15 million check in manager’s fees… which checks out, that’s a 10% cut.

Kim Kardashian leaving the Aldik Home Store

Kendall and Kris Jenner attend a photoshoot after signing new KUWTK deal

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Nikki says:

    I can’t stand people who are Trump supporters, I can’t stand Weinstein/Polanski/Allen supporters, and I can’t stand people who watch the Kardashians and make their profitable, mindless empire possible. WHY??????

  2. Imqrious2 says:

    The deal with the devil. It IS a sign of the Apocalypse.

  3. MM says:

    Vade retro satana

  4. Beth says:

    Why has it even been around all these years? Please tell me there won’t be any more spinoff shows!

  5. Serene Wolf says:

    Demi demon.

  6. Annabelle Bronstein says:

    Methinks they are staying at the party a bit too long,

  7. Tiffany27 says:

    Is Kim’s hair ok? It’s looking a bit tired in that pic.

  8. Alleycat says:

    I don’t understand why E! did this. Their ratings are at an all time low. Their popularity is dwindling. If they wanted to create a new reality show for their younger audience, I get that, but this is bizarre.

    • Squiggisbig says:

      I had the same thought.

    • Annabelle Bronstein says:

      I think it is due to market share and brand loyalty. If E! didn’t sign them, they would likely be picked up by a different network in direct competition with E. Despite their lagging ratings they bring a coveted demographic for advertisers.

      • Lynnie says:

        I’d like to think a diff network wouldn’t pick them up but money trumps all I’ve learned.

        I think you’re on the right track though and E’s problem is made worse by the fact that the kardashians is all they feature at this point. If they left there would be no E.

      • jwoolman says:

        Lynnie- the network has been pushing the Kardashians hard for ages. A few years ago, I used to watch some other stuff on E! and ended up watching entirely too much of the Kardashians simply because there were long promos for their upcoming shows before and during my shows. Really long promos, not just a couple of minutes. That’s why I ended up knowing incredible amounts of Kardashian trivia without actually officially watching the show.

    • Sarah says:

      They are still huge in international markets even if US popularity is at an all time low. I’m guessing they have atleast another 5-10 years in this. There is no escape!

    • Sherry says:

      If they’re willing to pay $150M, then they’re making money. It’s just business.

      I hate to admit this, but a few weeks ago I was channel surfing and landed on the Kardashian show. I thought, “I’ll just watch a couple of minutes and then find something else.” Three hours later I realized I was still watching them. One of the cutest scenes was when Kris and Scott took a bunch of the little kids to Nobu and they started talking about favorite music. One of the kids said, “I like rap music!” and Kris turned to North and said, “Who’s your favorite rapper?” North gave this big grin and said, “Kanye West is my daddy!” It was adorable.

      I’ve not watched it since, but I will admit that it’s mindlessly addicting “entertainment.”

      • phatypopo says:

        I thought that was so cute too, Sherry. My husband and I were just saying last night that despite best efforts you end up watching the same episode like three times … it’s just great entertainment

      • jwoolman says:

        Remember it’s a heavily scripted show…. That certainly wouldn’t be limited to just the grownups. It’s not spontaneous video of the kiddies. They’re old enough now to be coached.

        I know, I’m such a downer….

    • jwoolman says:

      I hope it doesn’t mean the little kids will be kept out of school and dragged in front of the camera more and more. They already delayed Kourtney’s oldest (Mason) entering first grade, “homeschooling” him.

      The Kardashian sisters are getting a bit long in the tooth but maybe they’re also hoping for the Jenner sisters to keep attention up. Hope Kylie surprises them and just says no. She’s been saying for quite a while that she wants a private life and her baby would be a good excuse to have it. She already surprised her mother with that one. Kendall’s modeling career may not have much left to it. She really isn’t very interesting.

    • MM says:

      The Kardashians are a great brainwashing tool…

    • Louise177 says:

      Their ratings may be an all time low but it’s still the highest rated show on the network. As long as the network is making money the show will air.

  9. Lola says:

    I mean I’m all for getting money, but does anyone watch this show? People certainly follow them and read about them on various websites. I know people who still care about them and read articles about them online but I don’t know a single person who watches their show…or at least they don’t admit to it.

    On another note, is this a good Halloween costume? I’m pregnant and am thinking of going as Kylie Jenner. Thoughts?

  10. minx says:

    So depressing.

  11. Southern belle says:

    It’s been nice not to hear about them the last couple of days. They’ll do anything to stay in the limelight. Anything.

  12. KA says:

    I am appalled that the family decides how to split the money. Seriously? Those girls let their mother negotiate that deal? Can you imagine the power Kris has over them? Sorry Kendall… until you get yourself pregnant or have a quickie wedding/divorce, only X dollars for you.

  13. Paris says:

    Noooooo! Noooooo! Noooooo! Noooooo! Noooooo! Noooooo! Noooooo! Noooooo! Noooooo!

  14. Donna says:

    I keep hoping this dreadful family will fade into oblivion. Given the fact I’m 61, that they keep getting their show renewed, and with them procreating, the chance of seeing that hope realized is fading. 😩

    • Rachel in August says:

      The “origins” of all this nonsense is a bad sex tape featuring a golden shower. Imagine, all this fame and obscene amounts of money due to this one lousy little sex tape. The whole family is utterly shameless.

  15. Rachel in August says:

    “Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil.”

  16. RBC says:

    Have Kylie or Khloe confirmed that they are expecting? Actually has Kris made any statement?
    Considering how much this family likes social media and being photographed. Kylie and Khloe have been very low key

    • Erica_V says:

      No – neither has technically confirmed or denied either way. Their SOP points to both being a reveal on the new season, probably in the finale.

  17. Harryg says:

    This family and Trump and his family have RUINED THE LAST DECADE. Who the hell watches this show??????? Effing Seacrest too, for starting this all.

  18. Ann says:

    This pleases me. I love the Kardashians. My brain needs a break from reality sometimes and for some reason these people help me click into relaxation mode. Sorry to all y’alls that find this news disturbing but I can’t wait to watch them eat salad and take selfies.

    • gatorbait says:

      It is so funny to me how different people’s interests can be. I tried watching them with a friend when I’d visit at her house and I couldn’t take it. I’d find myself really irritated by how superficial and baby voiced they are. It took me a while to realize the reason I started hating my friend’s house was because of these idiots. To each their own. I liked Jersey Shore so I’m clearly not one to talk taste. lol

    • jwoolman says:

      Well, since I watch cat videos to unwind, can’t really complain about your Kardashian relaxing protocol. I have two cats in the house to watch and no rational need to watch other cats doing the same darned adorable things. A purring black 7 month old kitten is drooling and purring all over me as I write this.

      I also have marked all the Godzilla movies on Hulu for future viewing….

  19. Svea says:

    Civilization is over.

  20. Lynnie says:

    Didn’t they lie about the amount their last contract renewal got though?

    Clearly they have something on E, or at the very least it’s become another one of their unhealthy codependent relationships. Honestly though the fact they still have viewers and fans to even barely justify this move is the real tragedy.

    • jwoolman says:

      The full archive of all things Kardashian seems to be actually available on one of the streaming services, can’t remember which (Hulu? Netflix? Amazon Prime?). So I imagine they are counting those views as well. That could easily mean continuing profit even for people no longer watching on cable.

      Also E! probably has an app that allows viewing of episodes.

  21. HelloSunshine says:

    I don’t understand how they’re getting renewed? I feel like even people I know who watched the show have zero interest in it now. Their reasoning is basically that you can figure out everything that’s going on through social media so there’s no point in watching. I personally started feeling fatigued by then years ago, so I really don’t get it lol

  22. Ang says:

    I think the E network it self is going down hill, all there shows are junk. They started out as a journalist type network. Some of the early shows were certainly watchable. But now I hate this network and the Kardashian’s are trAsh in my opinion. I don’t care how rich they are, taste isn’t bought and they have none.

    • gatorbait says:

      E! True Hollywood Stories were my jam back in the day. If I was home sick E! was on the tv. Now, I don’t even know if my satellite package gets that channel.

  23. Ozogirl says:

    Why do people even watch the show? You can find out everything about them with a simple google search. Their storylines are months old by the time it airs. Yawn!

  24. poop says:

    Except EVERYONE loves talking smack about the Kardashians. Kim K’s posts generate so many comments on this site and so many others, either positive or negative. It’s profitable to keep talking about them. Kim and Kylie’s makeup “empires” are nothing but the result of slapping their names on generic makeup and clever marketing. Like it or not, they are money machines. Whenever Kim/Kylie start to take on a certain look or style, you soon start seeing the media and the internet blow up with the same look. The funny thing is that their personas aren’t even as toxic as the early 2000′s Lindsay/Paris Hilton coke era.

  25. poop says:

    It’s reality trash. Like watching a bad movie or eating something unhealthy. It gives people something to talk about or criticize. No one actually gives a hoot about Kylie but people love breaking the monotony of their everyday lives talking about her pregnancy (the reality is that there are so many low-income teenage girls with have babies out of wedlock…Kylie is a much better position economically speaking than so many of us)

  26. lucy2 says:

    I’m surprised E! had that much money to scrape together, especially for a show with dwindling ratings.

  27. Ivy says:

    i still don’t believe that kylie is pregnant. like, at all.