E! has announced the ninth season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians will premiere in January of next year. 

Keeping Up with the Kardashians will continue to star Kris Jenner, Bruce Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Rob Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Kylie Jenner.

The new season will be "perhaps the most tumultuous and challenging period the family have faced since the show began," according to E!.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians will featureKris and Bruce's recent separation after 22 years of marriage, the family discussing their thoughts on the pair living apart, Kim and Kanye West's new baby North "Nori" West and engagement, Rob committing fully to his sock business and moving into a new place, and Kendall contemplating leaving the nest as well.

Khloe and husband Lamar Odom's marriage problems have also been confirmed by the network and will be documented on the series' upcoming edition.  

Kim and Kourtney will "make it their mission to support Khloe, who faces continuing uncertainty about the future of her marriage to Lamar," according to the network.

Despite the family's troubles, they will overcome obstacles as a tight-knit family and find their "backbone" in family gatherings.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Bunim/Murray Productions with Kris, Ryan Seacrest, Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein, Jeff Jenkins, and Farnaz Farjam serving as executive producers.  
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