By Hillary Busis. Photos: Getty Images.
When the TV gods close a door for Kendall Jenner, apparently they also open a window—for her sister, Kylie. E! announced Monday morning that the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner brood is officially getting her very own docuseries, Life of Kylie—which will follow the 19-year-old “as she navigates her unique life as an entrepreneur, fashion designer, author, television star, style icon and CEO/Founder of Kylie Cosmetics.” Jenner is set to executive produce the show as well.
Though the advent of this new series has been rumored for months, fans of Keeping Up with the Kardashians may still be ambivalent to learn that it’s a done deal. Ratings for the famous family’s original TV platform, now in its 13th (!) season on E!, have been flagging for years—and even gripping recent episodes focused on Kim being robbed at gunpoint in Paris and the burglary’s traumatic aftermath haven’t proved juicy enough to bump up the show’s falling numbers.
The E! release about Jenner’s new show did not indicate whether this news means that Kylie is leaving Keeping Up for good, and a rep hasn’t yet responded to Vanity Fair’s request for comment. It’s very possible that she’ll still do both shows; though her sisters Kourtney, Khloé, and Kim have starred in numerous Kardashian spinoffs over the years (Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, Khloé & Lamar, Kourtney and Khloé Take the Hamptons), they’ve always returned to the flagship series afterward. But if Jenner, a social-media maven who’s been especially ascendant since Kim took an extended hiatus from the Internet in the wake of the robbery, really is out, she may take millions of fans with her—fans Keeping Up needs to keep if it hopes to keep its E! perch for another season, let alone 13 more seasons.
This story originally appeared on Vanity Fair.
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