He hired a camera man to visit the Kardashian's family home to film them having a Sunday barbeque: "They were all together — as crazy and as fun as loving as they are," Seacrest described the family after seeing the tape.He later initiated the series by sharing the tape with E!Keeping Up With the Kardashians, including its spin-off series, has become the cable network's flagship show and its most lucrative franchise. " said Lisa Berger, the network's executive producer."We were a place to report on celebrity; we weren't a place to break and make celebrity, which is now the whole idea of the E!Despite the negative reviews, Keeping Up with the Kardashians has attracted high viewership ratings, becoming one of the network's most successful shows and winning several audience awards.The series' success has led additionally to the creation of numerous spin-off series, including: Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Khloé & Lamar, Kourtney and Khloé Take The Hamptons, Dash Dolls, Rob & Chyna, and Life of Kylie.Keeping Up with the Kardashians has received very poor critical reviews since its premiere.
Kim's friend Jonathan Cheban and Khloé's friend Malika Haqq have also been part of the show.
Kim Kardashian described the beginning of filming the show, "When we first started [the show], we came together as a family and said, 'If we're going to do this reality show, we're going to be 100 percent who we really are.'".
Seacrest described the show's success: "At the heart of the series—despite the catfights and endless sarcasm—is a family that truly loves and supports one another […] The familiar dynamics of this family make them one Hollywood bunch that is sure to entertain." In February 2015, it was announced that the show had been renewed for four more years, along with an additional spin-off series, making it one of the longest-running reality television series in the country.
described as a "new non-scripted family sitcom", being produced by Ryan Seacrest and Bunim/Murray Productions.
The series' announcement came one week after Paris Hilton and her friend Nicole Richie announced that their popular E! The reality series centers around the members of the Kardashian-Jenner blended family, focusing on the sisters Kourtney, Kim and Khloé.