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Will there be a Season 19 of Keeping Up With the Kardashians?

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By Clarissa Wilson

The hit reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians has been on TV since 2007. It is now in its 18th season. However, since Kourtney Kardashian announced she is stepping back from filming the show to focus more on her children, fans are wondering if there will be a season 19.

Kourtney Kardashian announced at the end of 2019 that she will be stepping back from appearing on the show as much. She said she "just decided to spend more time as a mom and put more of my energy there. But I’m not saying goodbye… 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.”

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Although Kourtney said she will be stepping back from filming the show, according to her younger sister, Kendall Jenner who told Ellen DeGeneres when visiting the Ellen DeGeneres Show, she is just "putting up boundaries."Jenner also said, "With Kourtney, she did at one point let her personal life be on the show, and so now it’s more of a shift, I guess, for everyone to understand. But no, I don’t think she’s fully confirmed to not be on the show? Let’s just say it gets a little bit crazier before it gets any better. And it’s just…there’s some pretty crazy things that happen.”

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Season 18 kicked off tonight, Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 8 pm EST. It has moved from Sunday nights to Thursdays. This is another reason fans think the show is nearing the end. A discussion about the show was started on Reddit and one user commented, "Sunday night is prime time TV, reserved for the biggest money-making shows a network has. If KUWTK is moving to Thursday’s then it’s probably because they are losing viewership. A lot of times when a show gets moved from a prime spot to a ‘lesser’ time slot its the beginning of the end. Only time will tell…”

Kris Jenner
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However, fans don't need to worry about the end of the show just yet. Season 18 is already done filming and airs tonight. And, according to Kris Jenner, season 19 is in the works being filmed as we speak.

As for what Kris Jenner thinks about Kourtney leaving the show, she told Ellen, "I think she just needed a little bit of a break. You know how we all hit a tipping point? She hit a wall, and she was frustrated, and she felt under appreciated, and that her sisters didn’t understand her boundaries.”

Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner
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Since it doesn't seem to be ending just yet, no one can predict whether there will be a season 20 though.

What can fans expect from the newest season? Season 18, episode one is titled, "Fights, Friendship and Fashion Week."

The description reads: "Kim becomes too friendly with Khloe’s ex, Khloe must put her foot down and set some boundaries. Kylie prepares to debut her Kylie Cosmetics collaboration with Balmain at Paris Fashion Week, but Kris grows concerned when Kylie becomes too sick to travel. Tension boils over when Kim and Khloe confront Kourtney over her recent attitude, leading to an explosive fight between the sisters.”

Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner
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The cast features the usual, Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Kylie Jenner. You can watch the promo clip to get more of an idea of what kind of drama to expect this season. One thing fans can expect to see is a fight between Kim and Kourtney that may get physical.

Watch the new season every Thursday night. It promises plenty of drama to keep you on the edge of your seat waiting for the next episode to air.

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