The Kardashians might want a new production deal with Netflix, Amazon or Apple

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We heard last week that the Kardashian-Jenners are finally pulling the plug on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, their E! reality show which has lasted 14 years and 20 seasons. We also heard some breathless reporting about “why” this was happening, like it was some big mystery! I personally believe that Kim and Kylie simply outgrew the show – they are both mega-famous on their own and they just don’t need a cable reality show anymore. KUWTK actually hurts their brand a little bit. The Sun claimed something similar, that Kris Jenner pulled the plug on the show after Kim, Kylie and Kourtney threatened to quit:

Kris Jenner shut down Keeping Up With The Kardashians after three of her children threatened to quit the show. The momager made the decision to pull the plug after Kim, Kourtney and Kylie wanted to take a break from filming – but Khloe and Kourtney’s ex Scott Disick are devastated, say friends.

“The family have been locked in an ongoing debate over the future of the show for months now,” claims a source close to the family. “Kim has all the drama with Kanye West going on – he’s refusing to put anything personal on the show, and it’s increasingly difficult for Kim to find time to film the show. Kylie is making billions of dollars through her make-up line and product endorsements – she doesn’t need the show, and like Kendall, has always struggled with fame and being in the spotlight. Filming the show meant having to be in LA with her family – now is free to fly off on holiday, or follow [baby daddy] Travis Scott on his next tour.”

[From The Sun]

Sure. I believe this. I don’t even think “Kanye is refusing to put anything personal on the show” – I think Kim just doesn’t want to admit that she has some real-sh-t drama in her life and it can’t be wrapped up in a “season.” But here’s another theory: the Kardashian-Jenners are leaving E! to make themselves open for an offer by Netflix or some other streaming company:

Just because the Kardashians have axed their reality show, it doesn’t mean they’re leaving TV screens. Insiders expect the family to have a big streaming deal within a year, they told Page Six — and a source close to the family said they’re even mulling starting “their own media company.” We’re told that they’re interested in signing a more lucrative streaming deal with one of the online giants such as Netflix, Apple or Amazon.

E! had paid the family $150 million the last time they renewed their contract in 2017, but with fellow TV titans such as Ryan Murphy and J.J. Abrams signing streaming deals worth a reported $300 million, they could find much bigger paydays online.

“There’s more money in streaming,” said a source. “And it’s global.” One insider said that the family is interested in shifting away from their reality roots to work on a show similar to “Shark Tank,” by trading off their newfound reputations as entrepreneurs. That said, an insider spilled that after 13 years on the air the family really are ready to take a break from the cameras.

“They’re open to all opportunities,” said an insider. “But they are taking some time off.”

The source who said they’re considering starting their own media company wouldn’t offer further details about what that might look like, but said it wouldn’t be a streaming platform to compete with the others.

[From Page Six]

This would make sense to me too – they wouldn’t have to “reboot” KUWTK, they could simply develop shows around the family members who want to be on camera. Like, Kris obviously wants that Shark Tank kind of show, that’s just her pitching the idea to Page Six. I could see Khloe developing several stand-alone shows, maybe something about fitness. Kim might even do a docu-series about justice reform or something. LOL, what if Netflix makes them an offer? WHAT THEN.

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  1. Hildog says:

    Just came to comment on how awful Kim’s makeup looks in the first photo. Yuck.

  2. Mindy_Dopple says:

    That would require Netflix to make a deal with each individual person and I don’t know if anyone is interested in this family anymore. Their ratings were waning. The pandemic has made influencers false reality harder to sell since people are simply trying to make it to the next day right now.

  3. babsjohnson says:

    I would watch something about Kris or Kim.

  4. Velvet Elvis says:

    Kris Jenner’s cheek implants…omg.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Well, I had to look thrice; I wondered what a photo of Michael Jackson was doing in a story about these women. In my head, I am now singing “Chronophobia”: “…Cryogenic methods are intractable/And collagen polymers aren’t so terrible/But they still can’t prevent the inevitable farewell…”

    • Justwastingtime says:

      I have seen those cheek implants in broad daylight and yeah, nope. Kris is tiny and was wearing leather pants and was standing outside of a coffee shop in my town chatting with someone ( pre-COVID)…it was really pretty odd looking so I noticed her right away but it took a bit to realize who it was.

  5. Nev says:

    They have power and influence. It will happen. Makes sense.

  6. KellyRyan says:

    Seeing this family shown on my Netflix scroll would be cause to cancel. :)

    • carnivalbaby says:

      That is exactly how I felt. How these people are any different from Donald Trump is beyond me. All narcissists.

      • Laura says:

        One way they are all different than Donald Trump is that they don’t have the blood of thousands of Americans on their hands…

    • minime says:

      Same here… Already cancelled Amazon prime so I might as well just cancel netflix next.

  7. Kalana says:

    I could see Kylie getting a Netflix show and maybe Kim. I don’t know about Khloe. A fitness show would work but Khloe’s body is so shaped by plastic surgery that it would mess with the show.

    • Noki says:

      Kylie is painfully dull,the way she speaks in slow motion and the monotone voice will simply not get an audience.

    • babsjohnson says:

      I think Rob would work in a standalone show with a fitness journey. It would be better TV than khloe’s ass of lies.

    • Swack says:

      Khloe already had a show called Revenge Body and didn’t last but 3 seasons appnd I believe the last one featured Khloe after having True. I have yet to see a season of KUWTK and have no desire to see any other show with them.

  8. grabbyhands says:

    LOLOLOLOL.

    They are absolutely shopping a deal around and some service will pick it up, I’m sure. These tricks don’t know how to not be on camera.

    I doubt it will have anything to do with Kendull or Khloe alone since nothing could make the former interesting and no matter what they do, no one is interested in the latter. No one is even asking for anything involved with Scott Disick.

    I could see Kim doing a one off about her “justice reform” where she baby talked her way through taking credit for the decades long work of other people, but I think that would happen after the election so they could figure out how much they still needed to cozy up to and be apologists for the Trump crime family.

  9. Kittylouise says:

    What’s Kris done to her face? I know it’s a load of filler, but it just be more than that, she looks really off. She was such a good looking woman, and now she looks nuts.

    • CuriousCole says:

      @kitty Yes to that! She looked great originally. Years ago I would occasionally have an episode on to zone out to but I caught sight of Kris’s face (one or two versions ago) and it legitimately alarmed me. Haven’t watched the show since which is just as well, it doesn’t even feel like they’re a family anymore, they’re a corporation. Sorry, Korporation.

  10. BlueSky says:

    I would be happy to never see these culture appropriating grifters on TV again but I know that is wishful thinking.

  11. AnnaKist says:

    ‘Might”? I don’t think there’s any “might” about it. Firstly, their lives have splintered off in different directions, which is pretty normal, but I don’t expect them not to monetise their lives once again. Secondly, there’s a fresh, new generation just about ripe for their brand of … branding.
    Off topic, but does anyone know how Rob Kardashian is, and what he’s doing with himself these days?what

  12. SamC says:

    Didn’t Khloe have a fitness show at one point and was either canceled or she was replaced because she was so bad/uninteresting to watch when she was the main focus?

    • AnnaKist says:

      Was she also the one with the Kocktails show?

    • BayTampaBay says:

      I think you are correct. I have not watched any Kardashian show since the Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries marriage divorce fiasco.

      I would really love a Kris Humphries show where he spills the beans about what really goes on with the Kardashians.

    • Nev says:

      Yes it was renewed for another season I believe then covid.

  13. YaGotMe says:

    They could always feature on a few episodes of Botched.

  14. Teresa says:

    Please no. Their greed knows no end. Their vanity is ceaseless. I truly wish they would just leave the public eye. It’s clear despite them ever admitting it they were better off pre fame.

  15. tasi says:

    Please just go away

  16. Jules says:

    NOOOOO.

  17. ME says:

    The truth is their ratings have sucked for years now. They would never quit a hit show ! Why would Netflix want them when there isn’t enough interest in them to even generate good ratings? Kylie did one season of a spin off show and it didn’t go well. Kris Jenner tried her hand at a talk show and it got cancelled. This family just got lucky because their reality show aired at a time when people were into that stuff and the family was new to us. We now know they are compulsive liars and their show is beyond fake. People want to see the REAL drama but the Kardashians don’t want us to see that. They want us to watch them eat salads in a plastic bowl while wearing ten pounds of make-up. No one is interested in that.

  18. Yoyoma says:

    Who even watches their show anymore? The Kardashians have always presented themselves bigger than they actually is. Just look at Kylie’s cosmetic business.

  19. Dr Green thumb says:

    I would never watch anything from these boring, shallow people. So over them!!!!!

  20. Ellie says:

    I should’ve seen this coming from 1,000,000 miles away. OF COURSE we aren’t rid of them.

  21. Louise177 says:

    I can believe that they wanted to end the show. It’s been on for 15 years and they probably got bored with it. As for saying nobody cares about them, I’m pretty sure that Kim and Kylie are in the top 10 on social media. And their products are doing really well. Also so much of their lives are shown in real time that seeing it again months later isn’t interesting.

  22. MsIam says:

    The streaming companies are desperate for new content and Kardashian is a known quantity. So if Joe Exotic can be the subject of a mini series, then the Kardashians are golden.

  23. Elizabeth says:

    Idk, none of their other spinoffs have exactly flourished. I feel like they’ve played out the show possibilities.