‘KUWTK’ Final Season: Everything We Know

Keeping Up With the Kardashians has enjoyed a long run. The show following the lives of Kim Kardashian West and members of her family debuted in 2007 and has been going strong ever since. But after over 10 years of family drama, business affairs, and makeups and breakups, Keeping Up With the Kardashians will end in the coming months.

As we approach the final season, let’s discuss more about the show. Find everything we know about the final season of KUWTK, here.

(L to R) Kris Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, and Kim Kardashian
(L to R): Kris Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, and Kim Kardashian | Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Business of Fashion

The reason ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ is ending

With its continued popularity and success, KUWTK seems like one of those shows that could go on forever. But after spending so long living in front of cameras, the cast is ready for a break.

“This was a dream of all of ours. We never imagined we would get onto season two. Now we’re on twenty. Sometimes we just need a break. It’s really simple,” Kardashian West told Grazia magazine after announcing in September that the show was ending.

She continued, saying: “We just need a minute to regroup. You know, we haven’t had a break for fourteen years. We’ve gone in filming a season, then a spin-off, and I think there’s no other way to say it other than, we just live such big lives. And we have kids now. And they need us. There’s so much going on that, even just for a minute we need a break.”

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What to expect in the final season of ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’

Like season 19, the 20th and final season will probably be largely filmed in quarantine due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While the pandemic has caused tons of production shutdowns, the Kardashians circumvented that with special filming rules, including recording their own footage and limiting the number of crew members on set.

“[Executive producer Farnaz Farjam] hired a director of photography and a technician, who put on a precautionary hazmat suit and configured brightly-lit rooms in Kim’s self-described ‘minimalist monastery’ mansion and in Khloé’s Calabasas home. There they set up phone-friendly tripods, which were carefully cleaned with sanitary wipes to combat the transfer of any germs. The family waited 24 hours before entering the rooms to further avoid any potential COVID-19 contamination,” ELLE writer Rose Minutaglio reports.

Storyline details for season 20 are limited. However, a source alleged to Page Six that the Kardashians “intend to go out with a bang” and will discuss Kardashian West’s alleged impending divorce from Kanye West, whom she married in 2014 and with whom she shares four kids.

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When does the ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ series finale air?

The show is expected to begin airing the final season later in 2021. But there’s no official release date just yet.

As we await more information, feel free to check out more of our KUWTK coverage below.