Last night, members of the Kardashian/Jenner clan announced via their respective social accounts that their long-standing reality show, "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," would be going off the air after next year's season 20.
But while the show is being retired, it doesn't mean we'll hear any less about this family. "Kardashians" has really only been a safety net for each of the sisters' careers for a few years, anyway, taking the backseat to their other ventures: Kim's SKIMS and KKW Beauty lines; Khloe's Good American jeans and whatever latest ad partnership she's running (bedazzled Febreze???); Kylie's billion-dollar lip kits and walnut scrubs; and Kendall's...modeling? Running around with NBA players? She'll be fine.
And God knows Kourtney wants nothing to do with the show anymore. She just wants to wear bikinis on yachts while her kids take photos of her. As we all do, honestly.
The only member of the family who may have some soul-searching to do after the close of KUWTK is matriarch and behind-the-scenes puppeteer Kris. The 64-year-old Jenner began as her daughters' manager, but hasn't quite needed to fill that role for some time. Fans have joked since the beginning that any random and drama-filled moment in the Kardashian/Jenners' lives was manifested by Kris to keep her family relevant, but now that they're going off the air, is the OG "momager" out of a job?
After news of the series' ending broke yesterday, some fans were heartbroken, yes, attributing the closure to yet another casualty of 2020, but as the dust settled, it was Kris's name that was trending on Twitter. Whatever will she do now that her family's lives aren't being filmed 24/7? How will she create cheating scandals and botched weddings out of thin air with no confessional interview to unload onto?
The people have some ideas. Of course, a reboot is the obvious choice. With her grandbabies, perhaps?
Some fans are making a bid for Jenner's casting on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills":
This offer sounds tantalizing:
She could finally divulge all her secrets or make time for an altogether new venture:
Or she could admit defeat. It was a good run, Kris.