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The Kardashians: when is new show on Disney Plus in UK - is it different to Keeping Up With The Kardashians?

The Kardashians are back with a new reality series streaming on Disney +

Reality series Keeping up with the Kardashians ran for 20 seasons and 294 episodes from 2007 until the finale last year.

The show was a polarising part of TV culture, either loved by fans of the Kardashian clan or hated by those who, with or without seeing an episode, decried it as the epitome of trash TV.

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Whether right or wrong, the Kardashians have been a part of celebrity culture since that infamous sex tape was released upon the world 15 years ago.

And now they’re back - less than a year since the grand finale of Keeping up with the Kardashians aired - with a very similar show in slightly different packaging called, wait for it, The Kardashians.

What is The Kardashians about?

Major storylines to be explored in the first season of The Kardashians include Kim’s divorce from Kanye and her new relationship with comedian Pete Davidson.

Other threads include Khloé’s relationship with Tristan Thompson, who had a child with another woman, and Kourtney’s relationship with drummer Travis Barker.

Kendall and Kylie Jenner, half sisters of the Kardashians will also feature in the series, as they did in Keeping Up.

Travis Scott, Kylie’s boyfriend, who performed at the Astroworld Festival at which 10 people died during a stampede last November, is also expected to appear in the series, although it is not clear if Astroworld will be discussed.

Kim Kardashian was delcared legally single from Kanye West on 2 March (Photo: JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP via Getty Images)

How is The Kardashians different from Keeping up with the Kardashians?

While, Keeping up with the Kardashians aired on the American cable TV channel E!, The Kardashians will be released on streaming platforms Hulu and Disney +.

This change means that episodes can be longer and with a new audience the tone of the show will be slightly different too.

The Kardashians will have more screen time individually, rather than having to organise group meets for most of the show, which may make the series feel more authentic.

The show will also air closer to the time of filming than was the case with Keeping Up, meaning that it will be more current.

Who is in The Kardashians cast?

Not surprisingly, most of the Kardashian family will appear in the new show.

The ‘momager’ Kris Kardashian, will star in the series, as will the sisters Kim, Kloé, and Kourtney.

Rob Kardashian, the only son, will have several cameos in the series but will not be a show regular.

Kendall and Kylie, the daughters of Kris and Caitlyn Jenner, will also make appearances.

Caitlyn, who appeared in every season of Keeping Up will not return for The Kardashians.

The Kardashian and Jenner women will split a nine-figure deal ($100 million plus) for appearing as series regulars.

How to watch The Kardashians

The Kardashians will be available to watch in the UK on Disney + with episodes released weekly from Thursday 14 April.