From 2007 to 2021, fans tuned in to Keeping Up With the Kardashians to watch the luxurious lives of the Kardashian-Jenner family. The cast had stayed relatively the same throughout the seasons, and surprisingly, the crew did not change very much either.
During a recent interview, Khloé Kardashian explained why the family wanted to keep many of the same crew members around for a long time.
‘KUWTK’ was on the air for 20 seasons
KUWTK premiered in 2007. At the time, not a lot of people could imagine the series being as big as it is today. Even some of the Kardashian-Jenners themselves only filmed the show to promote their businesses.
Nonetheless, KUWTK became a huge hit. Viewers tuned in week after week to watch the family members navigate life together and deal with many challenges that arose. The show’s success allowed it to spinoff into smaller series, such as I Am Cait and Life of Kylie.
Thanks to KUWTK, many of the Kardashian-Jenners became worldwide superstars, including Khloé. They also went on to establish careers outside of TV, become models, social media influencers, and businesspeople.
However, in 2021, KUWTK aired its final episode after 20 seasons.
Why the Kardashian-Jenners maintained the same crew on the show
Not many people know about the behind-the-scenes workings of KUWTK, including the fact that the Kardashian-Jenners maintained the same crew year after year.
As Khloé explained on the podcast Role Model, the Kardashian-Jenners were often very raw and honest on the show. This was made possible by having crew members that they were really familiar with.
“We intentionally kept our same film crew because we were so comfortable, so our guards were down,” she said. “We would talk about anything, and we would either be dressed to the nines or you would see us working out or giving birth.”
The Kardashian-Jenners have talked about the special relationship they have with their film crew in other interviews. For example, on Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2018, Khloé revealed that the crew members were among the first people to know she was pregnant with her daughter True.
Additionally, Kendall Jenner told The Hollywood Reporter in 2017 that the crew empathized greatly with the family. She shared, “When one of us cries on the show usually you’ll look around and the camera guy is crying and the producer is crying.”
The Kardashian-Jenners will air new content on Hulu
Although KUWTK might be off the air, it does not mean fans can no longer keep up with the Kardashian-Jenners family.
Last year, the family signed a deal with Hulu, and they will be starring on a new series on the streaming platform.
“In the new show, you’ll see us evolving as a family, fans want us to be who we are and since moment one, they’ve been emotionally invested in our show just like we are,” Kris Jenner said, according to Us Weekly. “The fans will love seeing us continue the journey. I can’t say much about what’s coming but spoiler, we’re going to look fabulous and everyone’s going to watch.”