However, some critics recognized the reality series as a "guilty pleasure" and acknowledged the family's success.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians (often abbreviated KUWTK) is an American reality television series that airs on the E! The show focuses on the personal and professional lives of the Kardashian–Jenner blended family.
Its premise originated with Ryan Seacrest, who also serves as an executive producer.
In August 2007, it was announced that the Kardashian and Jenner families would star in a yet-to-be-titled reality show on E!
described as a "new non-scripted family sitcom", being produced by Ryan Seacrest and Bunim/Murray Productions.
It is often criticized for the high degree of emphasis on the "famous for being famous" concept, and for appearing to fabricate some aspects of its storylines.
Several critics also noted the show's lack of intelligence, and described the family as "self-absorbed" and "desperate" for fame.
The series' success has led additionally to the creation of numerous spin-off series, including: Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Khloé & Lamar, Kourtney and Khloé Take The Hamptons, Dash Dolls, Rob & Chyna, and Life of Kylie.
The network has also broadcast several television specials featuring special events involving members of the family. The Kardashian sisters began appearing in the media spotlight more often.
The significant others of the Kardashian sisters have also appeared on the show, including Kourtney's boyfriend Scott Disick and Khloé's ex-husband Lamar Odom.