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, the network announced Monday. The first season of the reality series, which follows the entire Kardashian clan in their daily life, premiered on E! last month and has finished first among basic cable shows in its Sunday night time period in the Women 18-34 demographic, according to E!.
"The buzz surrounding the series is huge, and viewers have clearly fallen for the Kardashians," said Lisa Berger, E!'s executive vice president of programming and development.
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.
"Seacrest and Bunim-Murray's unique ability to capture this family's one-of-a-kind dynamics and hilarious antics has made the series a fantastic addition to our prime-time lineup," said Berger. "We're delighted to announce a second season."
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.