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Kardashian Family Inks Blockbuster Deal With E! Deadline

The Kardashian family has put the finishing touches on a deal with E! that, among other things, will keep the family’s flagship show, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” on the cable channel for another three years, Deadline.com reports.

The story reports: “The pact includes orders for seasons seven, eight and nine of the mega-hit reality show and covers the entire Kardashian clan -- Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian Odom, Rob Kardashian, and Bruce, Kris, Kendall and Kylie Jenner. The new agreement also extends E!’s first-look deal with the Kardashians for unscripted ideas, concepts and projects.”

“Keeping Up” has been a ratings smash for E!, its highest-rated series ever, with five episodes of the show taking their place among the channel’s 10 most-watched telecasts of all time, the story notes.

The show has also spawned a number of spinoffs, which are not included in the new agreement. Among those are “Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami,” “Kourtney and Kim Take New York” and “Khloe & Lamar.”

E! is expected to sign a deal soon to lock in Ryan Seacrest, who executive produces “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”