The Kardashians Will Never Ever Go Away and It's All Your Fault

E! Entertainment Television announced today it has signed the Kardashian Klan to an unprecedented three-year, $40 million contract that guarantees at least three more season of the reality TV show family's flagship series, Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Though widespread derision likely plays a significant role in the Kardashians' continued claim to fame, there is no denying the numbers: Keeping Up remains E!'s most-watched series, and five of the network's top 10 ratings leaders involve Kardashians.

TMZ reports that the multi-million-dollar deal doesn't cover product endorsements, which means the Kardashians stand to make much, much more.

In its announcement, E! would not confirm whether Kanye West, who has been spotted out and about with Kim K., will be making an appearance on Keeping Up's upcoming seventh season. TMZ goes so far as to suggest the two may yet get their very own spinoff, meaning a new contract, and "even MORE money."

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