It only cost $12K to get ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ off the ground.
The KarJenners will be the world’s wealthiest reality TV stars in 2021. They had money before Keeping Up With the Kardashians, but not to the extent that they do now. They weren’t even on the same level of celebrity. Which could explain why KUWTK didn’t require a large sum of money to get started.
The first season of ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ aired in 2007.
On October 14, 2007, E! premiered Keeping Up With the Kardashians. It featured the lives of the wealthy and famous, as did many other reality shows at the time. Kris Jenner, her spouse, Caitlyn Jenner, and their mixed family lived in Calabasas, California, and there was no gimmick.
The KarJenners, as they were afterwards dubbed, received a lot of attention as a result of the show. Throughout the show’s 20 seasons, a strong emphasis on their entrepreneurial pursuits was maintained. However, their lives changed as they juggled significant others, children, and a slew of new business enterprises.
‘The meeting that altered the course of history’
The New York Times met with Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner, as well as series producers and Eformer !’s president, ahead of the #KUWTK finale to learn more about how the network’s longest-running reality series came to be. https://t.co/zXBNKfBIRe pic.twitter.com/eO4eERhHNk https://t.co/zXBNKfBIRe
— June 3, 2021, Los Angeles Times (@latimes)
In 2021, Eliot Goldberg, senior vice president of production and development at Ryan Seacrest Productions, told the Los Angeles Times, “It’s the meeting that transformed the world.” “They practically act out the show at the meeting, what the program would become,” he said of Kris Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner, and the three Kardashian sisters when they arrived.
Kris Jenner’s “prophetic statements” to him that day were also quoted back by Goldberg. “‘I want you to understand that if you do this program with us, bad things will happen to us. It always seems to happen to us. And I promise you, if we do this program, sh*t will happen,’” she promised the executive.
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