• Kris Jenner said social media played a part in the cancellation of "KUWTK"  
  • The momager explained it took away the reality show’s element of surprise
  • Jenner added they could now give their fans the information they need in real time

Kris Jenner opened up about her family's reality show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" and shared that social media played a role in its demise.

The reality star spoke with WWD’s Beauty Inc special issue where she got candid about "KUWTK" ending. According to the momager, social media was partly to blame for why her family and the network mutually decided to not renew the show. Jenner said social media like Instagram somehow took away the show's element of surprise.

"When we first started, there was no Instagram or Snapchat or other social media platforms," she said.

"The world has changed. Now there are so many, the viewer doesn't have to wait three or four months to see an episode. We can give them all of the information anyone would ever want to know in real time."

The family announced last month that "KUWTK" will end after 20 seasons. The Kardashian-Jenner clan decided to move on from the show after nearly 14 years.

“It is with heavy hearts that we've made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye to 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians.’ After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes, and numerous spin-off shows, we are beyond grateful to all of you who've watched us for all of these years - through the good times, the bad times, the happiness, the tears, and the many relationships and children,” Kim wrote at the time.

There was no "big reason" as to why the family decided to end the reality show. An insider told Entertainment Tonight that it was a "mutual decision" because the kids on the show now have their own children and it has become difficult to gather everyone to film.

"The family is grateful for their time and is happy they have all of these memories filmed for the rest of their lives. The family wanted time to focus more on their family and future projects and the show is a major job that takes up a lot of time," the tipster told ET.

Twitter users have mixed opinions about the Kardashians bidding goodbye to their TV show. Many said they couldn’t believe the show was ending. Others said it was the best news they heard in 2020. Meanwhile, many were also sad because they will miss the family.

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Kris Jenner attends Michael Muller's HEAVEN, presented by The Art of Elysium on January 05, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images/Matt Winkelmeyer