Keeping Up with the Kardashians aka KUWTK (in short) is a reality TV show that airs on the E! cable network. As the name suggests, the theme of the show centers around the lives of the high-profile Kardashian and Jenner families. The series first premiered on October 14, 2007 and is the longest-running family-based reality show on TV.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians Cast: Who is in it?
The Kardashian-Jenner sisters are parts of the most happening, famous family in the US, barring the White House. So, viewers are usually eager to know what’s going on in the lives of these Calabasas-based siblings. And in order to give a sneak-peak into the professional and personal lives of the Kardashians, Keeping Up With The Kardashians was conceived. The show unsurprisingly revolves around sisters Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé Kardashian and their half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
Apart from the fab five, there are other appearances as well — such as parents Kris and Caitlyn Jenner and brother Rob Kardashian. You can also get a glimpse of the sisters’ significant others in the show, such as Kourtney’s ex-boyfriend Scott Disick, Kim’s ex-husband Kris Humphries, and current husband Kanye West, Khloé’s ex-husband Lamar Odom, ex-boyfriend French Montana, and ex-fiancé Tristan Thompson. Caitlyn’s sons Brody and Brandon Jenner, Kim’s friend Jonathan Cheban, and Khloé’s friend Malika Haqq also feature in the show.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians Plot: What is it about?
In order to know why this show has such a huge viewership and spans so many seasons, let’s give you a backdrop of the Kardashian-Jenner family.
Robert Kardashian and Kris Houghton married in 1978 and had four children — Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and Rob. Following the couple’s divorce in 1991, Robert progressed to gain much recognition in 1994, when he defended O. J. Simpson during the O.J. Simpson trial. Meanwhile, Kris married Bruce Jenner in 1991 — who was a retired Olympic Decathlon champion — and later came out as a trans woman, thereby changing her name to Caitlyn. Kris and Caitlyn have two daughters — Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
The Kardashians’ rise to fame began with the Simpson case itself when Robert appeared at the spotlight for this much-talked-about trial. However, he died of esophageal cancer at the age of 59. In 2003, Kim paired up alongside socialite Paris Hilton as her personal assistant. She also became a personal stylist for recording artist Brandy Norwood and then progressed to become a full-time stylist and personal shopper for Lindsay Lohan. The three sisters opened their first boutique store — Dash — in 2006 — which further raised their profiles. Kim — throughout her early career days — was in several high-profile relationships — with singer Ray J and then Nick Lachey. However, one of the major contributors that led to Kim’s fame was a leaked sex tape of her and Ray J — which was released as a film, named Kim Kardashian: Superstar.