15 seasons isn’t enough for Kris Jenner. She wants 25 or more.
But she may be in for a rude awakening, because Keeping Up With The Kardashians‘ ratings have been getting stomped .
Is the show that made her family a household name on its last leg? Or will it go on forever?
RadarOnline reports that Kris is prepared to fight for Keeping Up With The Kardashians to continue.
“Kris says all the time she wants the show to go on for ten more seasons,” an insider reports.
Can you imagine?
“And,” the source continues. “If she had her way she’d do the show until she dies.”
Bold of this insider to imply that Kris Jenner is capable of dying.
Kris is eternal.
Kris is reportedly looking to secure a new contract that guarantees multiple seasons.
In the mean time, however, it looks like her brood has grown too successful for the show that made them stars.
“Kim is already moving on to produce new projects of her own,” the insider notes.
Kim has her own products, her video game from a few years ago was massively lucrative.
She’s a model and a mogul.
“And,” the source says. “The rest of the girls have terrific footholds in modeling and merchandising.”
Kylie Jenner is poised to become a billionaire, but none of Kris’ daughters are hurting for cash.
And it doesn’t look like they care about KUWTK as much as they once did.
“Of the family,” the insider reports. “Only Kris is for keeping the show on the air the #1 priority.”
Well, all of her children except for Kendall are parents, now. Priorities change.
“And the network has already given up on their once lucrative business of creating spinoffs of the show,” the source adds.
Yeah. No more Kocktails with Khloe for us.
“Even Ryan Seacrest, who is still as involved as he can be, has other things he’s working on”
“and leaves Kim to her own devices in terms of keeping the show relevant”
We would joke that Ryan Seacrest is too busy dealing with the serious accusations of sexual assault from his former stylist.
The woman had multiple witnesses to her allegations.
But it doesn’t look like Seacrest is too bothered. Like too many others, his career seems unscathed by the horrible #MeToo story about him.
Unfortunately, Kris has felt discouraged by some of those closest to her.
“It doesn’t help that pretty much the only advice people give Kris about all this,” the insider begins.
The source continues: “Is that she — and the kids — should quit ‘KUWTK’ before they get fired!”
It’s understandable that friends would suggest something like this.
Better to cancel a show with dignity, they reason, than to end up getting canceled.
But the insider says: “That’s just not where her heart is at all!”
It’s true that Season 15’s ratings weren’t as good as Season 14’s, and were certainly worse than what KUWTK saw years ago.
But isn’t part of that just a result of people changing how they watch television?
The Kardashians still rake in a sizable share of the market — enough that Kris can probably talk her way into renewal for years to come.
Maybe her friends are right. Maybe she should quit with her head held high before, one day, E! makes that choice for her.
But we kind of hope that she doesn’t. We’d miss the show.
And so would a lot of people.