KRIS Jenner shut down Keeping Up With The Kardashians after three of her children threatened to quit the show.
The momager made the decision to pull the plug after Kim, Kourtney and Kylie wanted to take a break from filming - but Khloe and Kourtney’s ex Scott Disick are devastated, say friends.
“The family have been locked in an ongoing debate over the future of the show for months now,” claims a source close to the family.
“Kim has all the drama with Kanye West going on - he’s refusing to put anything personal on the show, and it’s increasingly difficult for Kim to find time to film the show,” says the friend.
“Kylie is making billions of dollars through her make-up line and product endorsements - she doesn’t need the show, and like Kendall, has always struggled with fame and being in the spotlight.
“Filming the show meant having to be in LA with her family - now is free to fly off on holiday, or follow [baby daddy] Travis Scott on his next tour.”
Oldest sister Kourtney quit the show last year after a physical catfight with sister Kim on camera, telling a magazine: “I was feeling unfulfilled and it became a toxic environment for me to continue to have it occupy as much of my life as it was.”
She returned to filming earlier this year - but insiders say she’s “glad it’s over” and had been clear she no longer wanted to be involved.
“The only people who are upset are Khloe, and Scott Disick,” says the insider.
“Khloe’s tried to launch several spin off shows - but none of them have been as successful as KUWTK.
"And who knows how Scott will make money now the show is being cancelled - he loves flying in private jets and being treated like an A-list star. I can’t see him flying commercial or paying his own way.”
The friend adds: “The ratings have been falling for ages and they’re such huge stars, they don’t need the show to make money - but ultimately it was Kim’s decision to take a break and Kylie and Kourtney’s exits that meant it ended.”
A second source insists, however, it was a “full family decision, not made by one person”.
Kim announced the news on Instagram yesterday, telling 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.”
The show, which first aired in 2007 on E!, will finish in 2021 with its final series.
The family’s rep has been contacted for comment.