While the entire Kardashian family seemed in sync when it came to ending their transformative reality TV show, two members of the clan were apparently hoping to keep the show going.
Page Six reports Khloe Kardashian and Scott Disick, who shares three children with Kourtney Kardashians, both wanted the show to go on for an "easy payday." Other stars — including Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West, Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner — were vocal about ending the show after next season, believing reality TV is no longer the best money-making strategy.
"Some of them needed the money more than others," a source told Page Six.
Khloe and Scott "see the show as an easy and reliable payday" — particularly given that their respective clothing lines, Good American and Talentless, have paltry earnings when compared to the profits of companies owned by other members of the family, the report notes.
On Sept. 8, the Kardashian-Jenner family announced that the next season of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" will be the last, ending a 14-year run.
"To our amazing fans — it is with heavy hearts that we've made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye to 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians,'" a statement from the family read. "After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes and numerous spin-off shows, we are beyond grateful to all of you who've watched us for all of these years — through the good times, the bad times, the happiness, the tears, and the many relationships and children. We'll forever cherish the wonderful memories and countless people we've met along the way."
A source told Page Six last week that the coronavirus pandemic played into the decision to pull the plug on the show.
"If it wasn't for the pandemic, it could have kept going," the insider said. "But times are changing, and budgets are lower, and people want to move on."
There is suspicion that the family could consider a streaming deal.