It was only a matter of time before Keeping Up With The Kardashians lost its verve and became yet another stale reality show. It’s actually a bit astonishing that the ratings have stayed so high for so long, probably bolstered by the family’s ubiquity in the tabloids and the news. Nevertheless ratings dropped off significantly this past season and there is no reason they should recover. They really have Kim Kardashian‘s engagement to Kanye West to thank for keeping them at all relevant, but that’s not going to last for much longer.
Page Six reports that E! has just commissioned a new reality series focused on rich kids in Beverly Hills, like a real life 90210. The network is reportedly looking to move on from the Kardashians, realizing that the show is fading, and they’re concentrating on youth and excess. Apparently, the self-titled ‘Rich Kids Of Instagram’ will be getting their own show, focusing on their ‘champagne-filled lives’, full of partying, sex, and gossip. The show will be titled ‘Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills’, and will basically follow five rich Los Angeles youngsters. And if that’s not enough, one of those people featured on the show will be Magic Johnson‘s son, E.J. Johnson. If you’re still not psyched by the show’s prospects at this point, just think of the fact that after years and years of torture, we could finally be relieved of the Kardashians – at least, on television.
A source even told Page Six, “The Kardashians are expensive to produce and their audience appeal is waning. ‘Rich Kids’ are a sexier bunch.” No, duh. The Kardashian never had audience ‘appeal’, it had people watching to laugh at them. Nobody actually *likes* the Kardashians, even the people who watch the show. And lately, they’ve been extremely overexposed, and without reason. It’s not like they’re movie stars or musicians who have a reason for promoting themselves – the Kardashians are simply just there, and they’re starting to piss everybody off more than they usually do.
What do you guys think? Would you prefer watching this Rich Kids show as opposed to Keeping Up With the Kardashians? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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