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Is 'KUWTK' Headed Towards Cancellation?

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By Carol Cassada

There's no denying that the Kardashian family's success wouldn't be as big as it is without their reality series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."

With the help of executive producer Ryan Seacrest, Kris Jenner was able to snag a reality show for her family.

In October 2007, KUWTK debuted on the E! network.

The series followed the lives of Kris, her husband Bruce Jenner, and their blended family.

Kris' daughters Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe were often the main focus of the show as they dealt with problems in their personal and professional lives.

The show is just wrapped its 17th season, however, fans wonder how much longer the series can last.

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The show's beginnings

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When KUWTK first premiered it was a ratings hit.

Fans couldn't get enough of reality television's newest family. The Kardashian/Jenner household seemed like your average, everyday family.

Kris and Bruce explained what it was like raising their blended family. Older sisters Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe were busy trying to run their boutique in Calabasas, while also dealing problems in their personal lives.

To round out the cast, there were Kris and Bruce's adorable daughters Kendall and Kylie, who viewers watch grow up over the years.

The first season also introduced fans to Kourtney's on-again/off-again boyfriend Scott Disick.

Changes over the years

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Twelve years after the show's debut, a lot of changes have came for the Kardashians and Jenners.

Of course, the family's fame continues to grow along with their bank accounts. The sisters have become models, run their own fashion line, and started their cosmetics collection.

While the family's had success in their professional lives, the same can't be said for their personal lives.

Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Rob, and Kylie all became parents. While Kim is happily married to her husband Kanye West, her siblings have had bad luck in the romance department.

One of the biggest shockers for the family came in 2015, Kris and Bruce divorced. Later Bruce would come out as a trans woman. Now going by the name of Caitlyn, Bruce's new lifestyle has created issues with his family.

Family drama

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The family has experienced lots of drama over the years.

Of course the siblings have their squabbles, but at the end of the day, they always make up.

But most of the family's drama stems from their personal lives.

Kourtney and her boyfriend Scott broke up for good in 2015, but the two remain friends as they co-parent their three children.

As for Khloe, her first marriage to Lamar Odom ended due to allegations of drug use and infidelity. She would then go on to date Tristan Thompson with whom she has a daughter named True. However, Khloe ended her relationship with Tristan after learning he cheated on her.

As for their brother Rob, he's dealt with his own personal issues, including his rocky romance with his ex baby mama Blac Chyna.

How much longer will the show go on?

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KUWTK is gearing up for its 18th season, which will premiere later this year.

While the Kardashians are still popular, many wonder just how long the show will continue to go on.

The show does continue to pull in decent ratings, however fans have become critical of the show in recent years.

Fans have stated that the show's dynamic has changed, and there's too much drama.

Of course, the family's real-life drama is going to be filmed by cameras. But fans feel it's too much.

Another critic that fans have is it seems the family's attitudes have changed since they've become famous. They don't seem like the happy, fun family that viewers fell in love with back in 2007.

Despite the criticisms, it doesn't look like KUWTK is going to end anytime soon.

As long as the family keeps pulling in the ratings and the money, fans can expect a lot more Kardashian drama.

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