Kylie Jenner lands own 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' spinoff for Summer 2017 debut on E!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 04/10/2017
Kylie Jenner is widely believed to have taken over Kim Kardashian's throne when it comes to style and popularity. Well, they might be right because Kylie has landed her very own show.
Kylie, the youngest sibling in the Kardashian and Jenner clan at age 19, will star in her own Keeping Up with the Kardashians spinoff entitled Life of Kylie.
E! announced the big news on Monday, revealing that the new show will premiere in Summer 2017.
Life of Kylie will follow Kylie's personal and professional life as she juggles many hats as "an entrepreneur, fashion designer, author, television star, style icon and CEO/Founder of Kylie Cosmetics," according to the network, adding that she will also be shown spending time with loved ones.
"The last couple years have been such an incredible journey with the support of my fans," Kylie said in a statement. "This show will allow me to give them a peek inside all of the exciting things I am working on as well as some personal time with friends."
E! has ordered eight half-hour episodes of the new summer series.
"Kylie's beauty, business savvy and fashion icon status have made her one of the most famous and successful young woman on the planet," E! executive Jeff Olde said in a statement.
"Kylie has achieved so much at such a young age and we know the E! audience will be thrilled now that she is ready to share an inside look at her everyday life."
Reports Kylie would be getting her own show first surfaced in early February, with a source telling Life & Style that "cameras will follow Kylie around to her glitzy photo shoots and glamorous nights out at LA clubs."
The source had also insisted at the time Kylie doesn't want her family to steal her thunder on the show, so they will have limited involvement.
Previously overshadowed by her big sisters Kim, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner, Kylie became a social-media sensation in recent years when her look, featuring plumper lips and a very curvaceous body, seemed to suddenly transform.
Kylie is now a reality TV star, model and lip kit mogul. She has also released clothing lines with Kendall, a high fashion runway and print model.
Kim currently has over 97.5 million followers on Instagram, but the 36-year-old mother of two has had a substantially longer career than Kylie, who is on her heels with 91.1 million followers. To help put the numbers into perspective, Kourtney only has 55.5 million Instagram followers.