Kardashian Shows: E! Planning Up To Four More Series
Though there is a growing group of angered pop culture consumers joining a boycott against the family, E! has no plans to stop keeping up with the Kardashians. In fact, the cable network is looking to ramp up their offerings featuring the world's premiere reality family.
Bonnie Hammer, the new cable entertainment chair of NBCUniversal, spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about her vision for E!, promising more highbrow coverage from the network. That, however, doesn't preclude new Kardashian series; while current iterations of the franchise may go by the wayside, she told THR that she's hoping for "two, three, even four new Kardashian [spinoffs]."
So far, there have been four series featuring the first family of scripted reality: the flagship, "Keeping Up With The Kardashians"; travel series "Kourtney & Kim Take New York" and "Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami"; and Khloé Kardashian and husband Lamar Odom's show, "Khloé & Lamar."
There have also been various specials based on the family, including the now-maligned "Kim's Fairytale Wedding," which featured the wedding of Kim and now estranged husband, Kris Humphries. The marriage ended after 72 days, leading to charges that it was a manufactured relationship. Hammer rejects those allegations.
"This was not a stunt. In no way did people believe that this was going to happen," she said. "I think true Kardashian fans know that a bigger than life mistake can be made easily in their world. Everything they do is bigger than life … it's just part of their DNA."
As for potential future series, a new series featuring Kim's newly single life -- she's married in this season of "Take New York" -- is probable, as is a series about Rob Kardashian, one of the family's younger brothers who just starred in the most recent season of "Dancing With The Stars." In addition, a series about Kourtney Kardashian, who just announced that she is pregnant with her second child, is very conceivable.
Another show, featuring the younger sisters Kylie and Kendall, could also be made.
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