It's the end of an era, gang! Everyone's favorite reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, is reaching the end of its contract with E!, and we're slightly concerned about whether or not the show will be renewed… mostly because of the international man of mystery known as Lamar Odom, aka the hunky husband of Khloe Kardashian.
Lamar has been nothing but trouble for the Kardashian brand ever since rumors of his infidelity started swarming around the internet, but his latest scandal –– an alleged addiction to crack cocaine –– could run the show off the rails.
"The family quickly closes ranks and silences negative information," marketing expert Liz Goodgold tells RadarOnline, adding that if Lamar exposed the fam's secrets (looking at you, Kris Jenner), the show might not be renewed because the "scope and scale of how they manipulate the media" would be revealed.
Of course, even if The Kardashians does get the boot, E! could always run a spin-off. "It’s on to [Kendall and Kylie], the other acts that they’ve got coming up," branding expert Rob Frankel says, adding that the OG trifecta — Kim, Khloe and Kourtney — "were really a disposable property. They never had a strategy to keep that identity going for the long-term."
Meanwhile, publicist Michael Levine tells Radar that he thinks the end is nigh. "They knew at some point the show was gonna end all along!" he says. "And I don’t think the show ever had much credibility to begin with."
Ball's in your court, Kris Jenner. Prove these industry experts wrong and dish your thoughts during an upcoming episode of Kris! Oh, wait… Well, this is awkward.
Do you think The Kardashians will be canceled in the wake of Lamar Odom's alleged cheating and drug use? Hit the comments!