renewed its hit reality series Keeping Up
With the Kardashians for three more years, a network spokesperson confirmed
Tuesday, taking the franchise trough season nine.
The new deal
covers the entire Kardashian clan -- Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Rob and Bruce, Kris,
Kendall and Kylie Jenner -- and continues E!'s first-look development rights
with the family on all unscripted ideas, concepts and projects.
With the Karadashians is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions. Seacrest is
said to be close to finalizing a new deal with NBCUniversal, which includes a
previously announced role on NBC's Summer Olympics coverage.
of Keeping Up With the Kardashians,
which expands to 18 one-hour episodes,
premieres Sunday, May 20 at 9 p.m.