Despite the media circus and public embarrassment surrounding Kim Kardashian’s 72-day marriage to New Jersey Nets player Kris Humphries, the Kardashian clan is not shying away from the cameras. In fact, TMZ reports that the family recently signed on for three more seasons of their popular E! reality TV series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, for a whopping $40 million. Experts are saying that this is the priciest deal ever struck for a reality show.
According to TMZ,Â sisters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney along with their mother Kris and her husband Bruce Jenner will reap the biggest paychecks, while secondary yet prominent family members will receive slightly less. Basketball star and husband to Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom is said to have struck a separate deal to appear on both Keeping Up with the Kardashians and the spinoff series, Khloe and Lamar.
The blockbuster deal is said to only include existing shows on the E! network, and future spinoffs would require a new contract and likely even more money. The sixth season, which featured the dissolution of Kim’s marriage, averaged over three million viewers. The new season is set to air Sunday May 20th.