Recent news came about that Kourtney Kardashian is leaving 'Keeping Up With the Kardashian's' to spend more time with her children. Should this fact cause concern for the fans that the family and the show is seeing its last leg? Is 'KUWTK' going to go downhill now because of Kourtney taking time off?
Although many of her fans are going to miss seeing her on the show as much and her sister's say they are going to miss her, the truth is that this should not be seen as a negative thing for the family, their reality show, or the empire that they built.
'KUWTK' started in 2007 and Kourtney spent much of her adult life in front of the cameras. Many fans got to see a lot of her ups and downs, laughing with her and even crying with her when things went bad. The woman went through an off-and-and again relationship with Scott Disick that everyone got to follow along with. She also gave birth to three children on the show.
So, it is obvious that everyone is definitely going to miss seeing her on the show. However, she says she is not going to be gone for good. And, although many fans are worried that they may be seeing the last of their favorite Kar/Jenner family, there really is nothing to worry about just because Kourtney is leaving for a while.
Kourtney had this to say during the sister's interview with ET earlier this month;
"But I’m not saying goodbye,” Kardashian said. “I think you’ll have to see more of it on the new season, season 18. It isn’t airing yet, but it’s being filmed.”
Although the fans seem to be worried about Kourtney leaving and the show ending because of it, her sister's don't seem to be worried about it at all. In fact, according to Kim and Khloe, the show will go on as usual. They said just because Kourtney is stepping away from the spotlight for a while, doesn't mean that the show won't keep going on without her. In fact, Khloe and Kim joked about doing a spin-off show together.
Khloe said, "We love Kourtney and we’ll miss Kourtney and whatever she decides to do. I feel like it’s a revolving door, so Kourtney might leave this week, [but] she’ll be back. They all come back.”
About the spin-off Khloe and Kim joked about starting; The sisters jokingly said they will call it, 'Kim and Khloe Take Calabasas'
Kim said, "We can live in the condo with all of our kids and see how that goes."
Although Kourtney is leaving the show for a while, just as Kim and Khloe said, there is no real reason to worry about the decline of the show. After all, the show can and will go on without her.
Just how long will the show last, though? 'KUWTK' has been on the air for more than 10 years and has seen a decline in ratings due to there not being as many viewers as there was when it first came on the air.
One thing that can be blamed on the lack of viewership is social media. Many people who don't watch 'KUWTK' as much as they used to seem to think that they don't need to keep up with the show since much of what goes on with the family is leaked on social media before the show even airs. And, with the fans having such easy access to social media, it is no wonder the series is taking a hit in viewership.
Not only this, but the family has to keep hyping up the drama to keep people interested. Just like they have every past season. Can they keep doing this? Well, at least we know the show is on for at least one more season. However, if it is to remain on the past that is yet to be seen. We can only hope so.
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