E! Announces New Season of 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' Premiering January 2014

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December 3rd, 2013

Keepint Up With The Kardashians

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E! ANNOUNCES NEW SEASON OF “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” PREMIERING JANUARY 2014

Big Changes Are Felt Throughout the Family This Season  -- Relationships are Tested, Drama Runs High, and Laughter Flows Freely As E!'s First Family of Reality Television Faces the Future Together

Los Angeles, December 3, 2013 –  E!’s most-watched series again in 2013, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” returns for an all new season starting in January, and will chronicle what is perhaps the most tumultuous and challenging period the family have faced since the show began.  With recent separations, a new baby on board, kids leaving the nest and a new engagement, this is a family that is evolving through a period of tremendous change, yet remains committed to its core values and still treasures time together.  Always outspoken and rarely guarded, Kris, Bruce, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Rob, Kendall and Kylie meet life’s challenges and triumphs head on, celebrating the good in their trademark high style, and unconditionally supporting one another through the bad.

This season the family members make tough choices, share hearty laughs, and strike out on their own, yet always come back together for the family gatherings that remain the backbone of life as a Kardashian.  The family openly discusses their feelings about Kris and Bruce living apart, and the three older sisters spend more time together than ever, as Kourtney and Kim make it their mission to support Khloé, who faces continuing uncertainty about the future of her marriage to Lamar Odom.  Rob commits himself fully to the designer sock business and moves into his own place, while younger sister Kendall contemplates moving into a home of her own as well.

Is there drama?  You bet – especially when Kris starts to feel like she's getting additional space at home, Kim decides to reclaim some of it for her new family.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians” remains appointment television, with season eight delivering 2.3 million total viewers and ranking as cable TV’s #1 original reality series on Sundays  in the 9:00pm hour across key demos, including women 18-34 and women 18-49, during its run.  DVR activity for season eight delivers 3.5 million total viewers, and the series more than doubles its audience in Total Viewers between live and seventh day (+104%).

Keeping Up with the Kardashians” is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Bunim/Murray Productions.  Ryan Seacrest serves as the Executive Producer at Ryan Seacrest Productions.  Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein, Jeff Jenkins and Farnaz Farjam serve as Executive Producers at Bunim/Murray.  Kris Jenner also serves as an Executive Producer.

Season nine of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” premieres in January 2014.

About E! Entertainment

E! is television’s top global destination for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 98 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. and E! content is available on all platforms anytime and anywhere from E! Online to social media to mobile to VOD to the latest emerging platforms.  Popular programming includes E! core franchises, "E! News," "The Soup," "Chelsea Lately," "Fashion Police" and “True Hollywood Story,” as well as the network’s popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Kourtney and Kim Take Miami,” “Married to Jonas” and “Total Divas.”  Additionally, E!’s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture’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 an Emmy-winning television production company that produces unscripted, scripted and digital programming. RSP produces the E! hit series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and spin-off "Kourtney and Kim Take Miami," and has produced "Married to Jonas" and "The Wanted Life" for the network. RSP currently produces "Shahs of Sunset" on Bravo, "Montecito" for A&E, "How I Rock It" for Esquire, and "Superstar Showdown" for Telemundo. RSP is also producing "Mixology," a new scripted series for ABC, as well as "The Restart Project," a digital series for AOL. The company produced the Emmy Award-winning 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 (29 seasons for MTV).  BMP 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 programming includes Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami and Total Divas (E!), The Real World and The Challenge (MTV), Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime), The Ruckers: Southern Royals (WE tv) and Bad Girls Club, Bad Girls All Star Battle, Love Games and Best Ink (Oxygen).  Bunim/Murray Productions has also produced films, including Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO). Bunim/Murray Productions has launched additional entities including BMP Films, BMP Digital and BMP Latin. Based in Van Nuys, CA, Bunim/Murray Productions was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy of Arts & Science’s Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.

 
  • USAmerica1st

    Spare us, E Network.

  • Dontryl Alexander

    I’m so sick and tired of that show! When does it going to end?!

  • Boris

    I have a desire to vomit every time I see or hear mention of that show.

  • Cosmos

    I have never watched the show. I believe the appeal of the program goes back to the OJ trial and the Kardashians’ relationships with OJ Simpson. I relish the idea of being immersed in the Simpson mythos. I only wish I could afford cable television.

    To my knowledge of the story arc, which I regard as an inescapable cultural phenomenon, Khloe will eventually come to terms with OJ and the paternity rumors and this moment will form a fitting conclusion to the series. The whole Kim drama with her quest to be the most famous/sensationalized person in human history will fizzle out past her personal comprehension and enjoyment, yet no one may necessarily ever doubt it to be true. Otherwise, in this “reality” show you see absolutely no family bonding whatsoever, just a lot of people occasionally buckling under the strain of being famous for being famous (note the increasing frequency of meltdowns and embarrassments, hm, why/why not) and subsequently decreasing ratings.

    In other words, Kim’s show, Khloe and Lamar stole it from her, and after seven-odd years, Bruce Jenner has to live alone just so he can play golf. All in all, the program could hopefully justify itself if Khloe came to terms with the OJ business.

  • Daniel

    Why is it premiering in January instead of June? I’m excited, but this seems strange.

  • Aron

    Gotta treat your flagship show great I guess.

  • vanessa

    I absolutely love this show I tune,in every Sundays..!

  • Carl

    I HATE this show and this bunch of non entities who haven’t contributed one thing to the world of art or entertainment, despite momagers protestations to the contrary. I’m looking forward to the crash which will happen, hopefully soon…

  • faye

    oh well…i love KUWTK!!!! cant wait to watch the new episodes!!!!! yeyyyy!!!

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