E!'S "KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS" RETURNS THIS SUMMER WITH 18, ONE-HOUR EPISODES, BRINGING EVEN MORE BONDING, MORE LOVE AND MORE DRAMA FROM ONE OF THE MOST WATCHED FAMILIES ON TELEVISION
Premiering Sunday, May 20, "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" Moves to a New Timeslot on Sundays at 9pm ET/PT and Leads into E!'s Newest Series "Mrs. Eastwood & Company" Premiering Sunday, May 20 at 10pmET/PT
Los Angeles, April 6, 2012 - "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" claims five of E!'s Top 10 most watched telecasts, and in an all-new season the Kardashians continue to share their soaring highs and their crashing lows, with the same candor, strength and humor that have made this close-knit group one of the world's most widely recognized families. Kim has grown closer to her loving family than she ever was before, Kourtney and Scott are preparing Mason for the arrival of his little sister, Khloé strives to spend time with everyone she loves, Kylie and Kendall have discovered new ways to step out from the shadows of their older sisters, Rob is finding his own way in business, and Bruce and Kris go through a rough patch after Bruce reveals that he feels taken for granted. In an expanded season encompassing 18, one-hour episodes, the family sets out to show the world that despite whatever comes their way, you simply can't keep the Kardashians down. The series, is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Bunim/Murray Productions and premieres Sunday, May 20 at 9:00pm ET/PT only on E!
The season kicks off with mom Kris heartbroken over the recent headlines declaring Khloé is not the biological daughter of Robert Kardashian, Sr. Watching her family endure a spell of stinging press reports motivates this protective matriarch to take action. But her efforts to prove to the world that Khloé is truly a Kardashian once and for all may have the whole family in an uproar.
Over the course of the season, Kim, Kourtney and Khloé come together as businesswomen and move their original DASH boutique from Calabasas to the heart of Hollywood. It isn't easy for the sisters to agree on anything for their stylish shop. At the family home in Calabasas with his carpooling days over, Bruce misses having Kendall and Kylie at home and wants to spend more time with them. The young ladies are growing up, and have an exciting new job at a major magazine - stay tuned!
When Rob is upset about not having a male role model after the death of his father, Bruce must remind him of all the moments they've shared. Meanwhile Kourtney is overjoyed with the impending arrival of her daughter with boyfriend Scott, and is feeling a bit overwhelmed by her delivery options. Her little sister Khloé is doing her best to be there physically and emotionally for husband Lamar, while struggling with missing her family in California. Khloé's ecstatic when she manages to surprise the whole family by joining them while they enjoy a tropical trip to the Dominican Republic.
"Keeping Up with the Kardashians" premieres Sunday, May 20 at 9:00pm ET/PT only on E!
"Keeping Up with the Kardashians" is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Bunim/Murray Productions. Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein, Jeff Jenkins, Farnaz Farjam and Kris Jenner serve as Executive Producers and Melissa Bidwell serves as a Co-Executive Producer at Bunim/Murray.
About E! Entertainment
E! is television's top destination for all things entertainment and celebrity. E! is currently available to 98 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. and the E! Everywhere initiative underscores the company's dedication to making E! content available on all new media platforms any time and anywhere from online to broadband video to wireless to VOD. Popular programming includes E! core franchises, "E! News," "The Soup," "Chelsea Lately," "Fashion Police" and "True Hollywood Story," as well as the network's hit series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Khloé & Lamar," "Kourtney and Kim Take New York," "Ice Loves Coco" and "After Lately." Additionally, E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on Hollywood's biggest nights. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.
Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) is a leading entertainment production company. RSP produces the television hit series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," the highest-rated show on the E! network and the spin-offs "Kourtney and Kim Take New York," "Khloé and Lamar," and "Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami." RSP also produced the Emmy Award-winning ABC reality series "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution." RSP is currently producing "Shahs of Sunset," for Bravo and "Melissa and Tye" for CMT.
About Bunim/Murray Productions
Bunim/Murray Productions is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content. The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World (26 seasons for MTV). Bunim/Murray continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life (E!), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. Bunim/Murray's current programming includes The Bad Girls Club, Love Games and Best Ink (Oxygen), Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kourtney & Kim Take New York, Khloé & Lamar and the upcoming Mrs. Eastwood & Company (E!), The Real World and The Challenge (MTV) and Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime). Bunim/Murray Productions has launched additional entities including M Theory Entertainment, BMP Films and M Music. BMP Films produced Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO). Based in Van Nuys, CA, Bunim/Murray Productions was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.