The Kardashians will be on E! for at least three more seasons thanks to their lucrative new deal.
Let’s just say you’re going to be seeing a lot more of the Kim Kardashian and her family. Contrary to rumors that their brand is on the decline, the Kardashians have just secured a spot on E! for the next three years.
The network announced yesterday that it has just locked in an unprecedented $40 million contract with the family, which will result in at least three more seasons of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians."
Kim and her clan will likely make even more money off of the deal, as it does not cover product endorsements. The deal, which excludes Scott Dissick and Lamar Odom, only covers existing series, including the Kardashians’ various spin-offs.
According to TMZ.com, Lamar has secured a separate deal with E!, as have Scott and Mason, Scott’s son with Kourtney, Mason. Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner are getting a bigger share of the contract, but they are all getting paid equally. Kendall Jenner, Kyle Jenner and Rob Kardashian are also being paid on par with each other, but they’re not making as much as Kim and the others.
This might be a head-scratcher for some who still don’t get the phenomenon that is the Kardashians. From a business standpoint, though, the deal makes sense. Whether you love them or love to mock them, the Kardashians have been ratings gold for E!. Half of the network’s 10 most-watched shows have a Kardashian attached.
This new deal could be why the Kardashians have invaded New York. They’ve been spotted all over the city, but Kim is still pulling the most interest thanks to her budding relationship with Kanye West. Her being half of a mega-celebrity couple would add more cache to the upcoming seventh season of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians."
Kim and Kanye have all but verbally confirmed their romance, but pictures are worth a thousand words! Cameras have caught the pair strolling around New York and she’s even been seen rocking his golden initials on her ear!
With all the time they’re spending together, Kanye’s bound to make an appearance on "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," right? Maybe not.
E! has not confirmed whether or not hip-hop’s mouthiest mogul will appear on the show, however these two seem to be fitting into each other’s worlds nicely. Take a look at the slideshow below!
Photos: Kanye and Kim take New York