Back in 2020, the Kardashian-Jenner industrial complex announced they would be ending their E! show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, after 15 years and 20 seasons. The news left some fans despondent, forced to think about a world without the famous family’s antics airing on TV every week (we would instead be regulated to watching their antics play out on Instagram Stories every day). Then, just two months after this announcement, another one was made. The KarJenners revealed they weren’t going anywhere. Well, actually they were just heading over to Hulu, where they signed a “multi year partnership” to “create global content” AKA they were going to film a new reality show. For awhile, there was no news about what this new show would look like and when it would air, but finally, about a year and a half after the original announcement, we have some information about The Kardashians.
When will it air?
After months of reports that the Kardashians were filming content, and a multitude of teasers on Instagram, we finally have a premiere date. The Kardashians will be back on TV on April 14th. After the premiere, there will be a new episode every Thursday.
Will there be a new format?
Over its 20 seasons, KUWTK found comfort in a fairly basic reality TV format, so will the new Hulu show follow that same script? It kind of seems like it. Both the Kardashians and Hulu have been fairly vague when it comes to what we can expect from the new show. Hulu is calling The Kardashians an “all access pass into their lives,” where the famous family will “reveal the truth behind the headlines.” That sounds pretty much like Keeping Up with the Kardashians, but in an interview with WSJ. Magazine back in October 2021, Kim Kardashian said the new show would focus more on her professional life than KUWTK. “I think it will be a different side. But I wouldn’t say that our silly sides are not going to come out,” she said.
Kris Jenner also spoke about what to expect for the Hulu show, though she kept things pretty vague. “This is the next chapter,” she said during Disney Upfronts in May 2021. “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. 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.” As for how that will be any different than KUWTK, we will have to wait and see.
Will the whole family be returning?
While Kourtney opted out of the last few seasons of KUWTK, she will be returning for the Hulu show, along with her four sisters and, of course, Kris Jenner. As for current and ex-partners, it’s unclear what to expect. We know Travis will be involved since his engagement to Kourtney was filmed, and Kim revealed back in May 2021 that Scott Disick would be coming to Hulu with them as well. As for exes like Kanye West and Tristan Thompson and current boyfriends like Devin Booker and Travis Scott, though, we will have to wait and see. Both Devin and Travis pretty much stayed out of KUWTK, so their appearance on the Hulu show is definitely not a given.
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