Keeping Up with The Kardashians
- 20 Seasons
The reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians follows the exploits of a glitzy family. The cameras focus on the daily lives of Kim Kardashian, her sisters, her mother, and other people who hang on the periphery of the clan. It's a reality series about being a reality-TV star. Viewers are treated to all the drama that ensues from that situation. The series was born from the celebrity of the late lawyer Robert Kardashian. Kardashian became famous for defending OJ Simpson in his murder trial in 1995. Years later, Kardashian's second daughter, Kim, became famous on her own. Kim's fame stemmed from her friendship with reality TV star Paris Hilton and her participation in a leaked sex tape. The leak of the sex tape preceded the debut of the series by about nine months in 2007. Keeping Up with the Kardashians primarily follows Kim, her sisters Khloe and Kourtney, and her half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Other drama is provided by her mother, Kris, her step-parent Caitlin Jenner, and the various men who develop relationships with Kardashian/Jenner sisters. The series was developed by producer Ryan Seacrest. Seacrest had in mind a family-themed reality series similar to the one that featured Ozzy Osbourne and his family. Like most successful reality series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians has spawned a plethora of spin off reality series. None of the spin offs have found the same success that the parent series has, however. The entire Keeping Up with the Kardashians franchise airs on the Bravo cable network.