The Kardashians
The Kardashians Logo.svg
GenreReality television
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producers
  • Ben Winston
  • Danielle King
  • Emma Conway
  • Elizabeth Jones
  • Kris Jenner
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Kourtney Kardashian
  • Khloé Kardashian
  • Kendall Jenner
  • Kylie Jenner
  • Ryan Seacrest
Production companies
DistributorDisney Platform Distribution
Release
Original networkHulu
Original releaseApril 14, 2022 (2022-04-14) –
present (present)
Chronology
Related showsKeeping Up with the Kardashians

The Kardashians is an American reality television series which focuses on the personal lives of the Kardashian–Jenner family.[1][2] The series premiered on April 14, 2022 on the streaming service Hulu.[3][4] The new show comes off the heels of their last show called Keeping Up with the Kardashians which concluded in June 2021 after a 20-season run on E!.[5]

The series focuses mainly on sisters Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé Kardashian and their half-sisters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and their mother, Kris Jenner. It also features the current and ex-partners, respectively, of the Kardashian sisters, including Travis Barker, Kanye West, Tristan Thompson, and Scott Disick.[6]

Cast

Main

Recurring

Guest

Episodes

No.Title [7]Original release date
1"Burn Them All to the F*cking Ground"April 14, 2022 (2022-04-14)
Kim gets invited to host Saturday Night Live. Kendall is unable to participate in this episode due to a COVID-19 diagnosis. Kylie is expecting a son. Kim's son Saint finds a photo of her on the video game platform Roblox with an inappropriate meme alleging that new footage from her sex tape is soon to be released, and she considers suing the company. Khloé and Tristan are amicably co-parenting and doing joint therapy for his infidelity.
2"Did Somebody Tape That?"April 21, 2022 (2022-04-21)
Kim lands in New York City for her SNL prep. Kourtney and Travis go house hunting together at the same time trying for another baby together, via an awful experience of IVF. Khloe struggles with the constant backlash and hatred she receives from social media. She overcomes her fear after a successful interview with James Corden. Travis reveals to Kris and Khloe that he is planning to propose Kourtney.
3"Live From New York"April 28, 2022 (2022-04-28)
Kanye retrieves Kim's unreleased sex tape from Ray J's manager. Kim's SNL debut turns out to be a blockbuster, becoming the highest rated episode in years. Kris reveals to the family about the surprise proposal. However, Kourtney's egg retrieval is supposed to take place the same day when Travis is proposing her, on the day of their 1st anniversary.
4"We're Celebrating Sex"May 5, 2022 (2022-05-05)
Everything is resolved and the family reaches the hotel where they will surprise Kourtney, except for Kourtney's kids since Kris feels they are very young and might ruin the surprise. Travis proposes to Kourtney and she accepts. Back in the hotel, while everyone celebrates, Kourtney calls Penelope and Reign via FaceTime to share the happy news. Penelope bursts into tears for not being included. Kourtney feels disappointed with Kris not inviting her kids to the surprise proposal. Scott reveals his feelings about the proposal to Khloe. Kourtney and Travis begin the egg retrieval process. Khloe reveals to Kim that her and Tristan are back together.
5"Who is Kim K?"May 12, 2022 (2022-05-12)
6"This is a Life or Death Situation"May 19, 2022 (2022-05-19)
7"Where I've Been and Where I Wanna Go"May 26, 2022 (2022-05-26)
8"Never Go Against the Family"June 2, 2022 (2022-06-02)
9"Bucket List Goals"June 9, 2022 (2022-06-09)
10"Enough Is Enough"June 16, 2022 (2022-06-16)

Production

On September 8, 2020, the Kardashian–Jenner family announced that their long-running reality television series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, would be ending in 2021.[8] The series had been on-air since 2007 and ran for 20 seasons on NBCUniversal's E! channel.[8] The series concluded on June 20, 2021.[9]

In December 2020, during Disney's investors presentation event, it was announced that the Kardashian–Jenner sisters, Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and their mother, Kris Jenner had signed a multi-year exclusive deal to create global content for Hulu.[10] In October 2021, it was announced that an untitled Kardashian–Jenner Hulu series would be produced by the British production company, Fulwell 73.[11] On January 1, 2022, the series title, The Kardashians, was announced by Hulu.[12] According to Khloé, “For us to be still on cable was just not so on-brand for us.” explaining why the family decided to move to Hulu.

The series is executive produced by Ben Winston, Danielle King, Emma Conway, and Elizabeth Jones for Fulwell 73, Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Kylie Jenner for Kardashian Jenner Productions, and Ryan Seacrest.[11] King also serves as the series show-runner.[11]

Release

The Kardashians premiered on April 14, 2022, on Hulu in the United States, and is released weekly on Thursdays. It premiered simultaneously internationally on Disney+ under the dedicated streaming hub Star, as an original series, Disney+ Hotstar, and on Star+ in Latin America.[13][14]

Reception

Audience viewership

Hulu announced that the series premiere was the most-watched series premiere for the streaming service in its first three days in the US, and the most-watched Star Originals series on Disney+ and Star+ across global markets.[15]

Critical response

According to the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the series' first season has a 29% approval rating based on 14 critics' reviews, with an average rating of 5.8/10. The website's critics consensus reads: "While hardcore fans might enjoy catching up with The Kardashians, the lifestyles of this rich and famous family have lost their novelty."[16] Metacritic assigned the series a weighted average score of 49 out of 100 based on 9 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[17]

References

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  9. ^ "Video: E!'s "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" Mid-Season Supertease Available Now!". The Futon Critic. May 3, 2021. Retrieved February 25, 2022.
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  12. ^ Petski, Denise (January 1, 2022). "'The Kardashians': Hulu Series Gets Title & Teaser". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 25, 2022.
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  17. ^ "The Kardashians". Metacritic. Red Ventures. Retrieved April 27, 2022.