via press release:
E! CELEBRATES KENDALL JENNER’S MILESTONE BIRTHDAY ALONG WITH HER CLOSE-KNIT FAMILY AND GOOD FRIENDS WHEN THE KARDASHIAN SPECIAL “KENDALL’S SWEET 16” PREMIERES MONDAY, DECEMBER 19 AT 9:00PM ET/PT
Los Angeles, December 6, 2011 – Fans have watched Kendall Jenner grow from a shy pre-teen adored by her glamorous older sisters to a smart teenager with a burgeoning modeling career. Now, in an all-new hour-long Kardashian special, Kendall will share one of the biggest milestones in a girl’s life – turning Sweet 16. This accomplished young lady is confident and on the verge of adulthood, finding her own identity and having fun doing it. The hour-long special “Kendall’s Sweet 16,” which will cover the weeks leading up to Kendall’s big day and her Sweet 16 birthday bash, premieres Monday, December 19 at 9:00pm ET/PT only on E!
Kendall is excited to grow a year older, and is doing her best to make sure her Sweet 16 is all about celebrating with family and close friends. While she contemplates party logistics and frets over her little sister Kylie’s secret birthday surprise, she’s also thinking of using her birthday for the greater good by asking guests to bring donations for the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles in lieu of birthday gifts.
Turning 16 also comes with new responsibilities and Kendall is more than ready to get her driver’s license and hit the road on her own. Like all parents, Kris and Bruce are nervous for her to take this step but they know that the A-student is ready for a little more independence.
“Keeping Up with the Kardashians” is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Bunim/Murray Productions, the team behind E!’s hit series “Khloé & Lamar” and “Kourtney & Kim Take New York.”
About E! Entertainment
E! is television’s top destination for all things entertainment and celebrity. E! is currently available to 98 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. and the E! Everywhere initiative underscores the company’s dedication to making E! content available on all new media platforms any time and anywhere from online to broadband video to wireless to VOD. Popular programming includes E! core franchises, "E! News," "The Soup," "Chelsea Lately," "Fashion Police" and “True Hollywood Story,” as well as the network’s hit series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Khloé & Lamar," "Kourtney and Kim Take New York," "Ice Loves Coco" and "Kendra." Additionally, E!’s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on Hollywood’s biggest nights. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.
About Ryan Seacrest Productions
Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) is a leading television production company. RSP produces the hit series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” the highest-rated show on the E! network and the spin-offs “Khloé and Lamar,” “Kourtney and Khloé Take New York” and “Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami.” RSP also produced the Emmy Award-winning ABC reality series “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.”
About Bunim/Murray Productions
Bunim/Murray Productions is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content. The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World (25 seasons for MTV). Bunim/Murray continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life (E!), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. Bunim/Murray’s current programming includes The Bad Girls Club, Love Games and Best Ink (Oxygen), Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kourtney & Kim Take New York and Khloe & Lamar (E!), The Real World/Road Rules Challenge (MTV) and Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime). Bunim/Murray Productions has launched additional entities including M Theory Entertainment, BMP Films and M Music. BMP Films produced Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO). Based in Van Nuys, CA, Bunim/Murray Productions was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.