Tuesday, November 13, 2007

E! renews 'Keeping up with the Kardashians' for a second season


By Christopher Rocchio, 11/13/2007

Similar to her gal pal Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian has apparently made the successful transition from socialite to reality television starlet.

E! Network has ordered Keeping up with the Kardashians for a second season, Daily Variety reported Monday. The first season of the reality series, which follows the entire Kardashian clan in their daily life, premiered on E! last month and finished first among basic cable shows in its Sunday night time period in the Women 18-34 demographic, according to Variety.

Keeping up with the Kardashians is a production of The Simple Life and The Real World producers Bunim-Murray Productions, as well as American Idol host Ryan Seacrests's Ryan Seacrest Productions.

Kardashian is the daughter of the late Robert Kardashian, a defense lawyer mostly known for his work on the O.J. Simpson trial. However she officially became a media star in her own right when she befriended Hilton and the two were constantly captured on camera partying as only a pair of socialites can.

An X-rated video featuring Kardashian with her then boyfriend Ray J. hit the Internet earlier this year, causing her to file an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against porn production company Vivid Entertainment, which planned to release a DVD of the steamy footage. Kardashian eventually reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with Vivid and the video was taken off the market.


It is still unknown when E! plans to premiere Keeping up with the Kardashians' second season, Variety reported.