Oh no! Khloe’s marriage with Lamar is on the rocks, and now their personal problems could be putting the family’s hit reality show ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ in ‘jeopardy of being cancelled,’ according to a new report.
Say it ain’t so! Keeping Up with the Kardashians is reportedly on the verge of being taken off the air due to low ratings. The show’s Sept. 29 episode hit an all-time low of 1.7 million viewers — half as many as it had during its peak in 2009. And the intense media scrutiny over Khloe Kardashian‘s troubled marriage to her alleged drug addict husband, Lamar Odom, could be playing a big role in the show’s demise. Read on for more details.
‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ Cancelled? — Is Lamar Odom Killing The Kards?
While momager Kris Jenner, 57, struck a deal with E! in 2012 for three more seasons of KUWTK, there’s still a chance the network could cancel the show before 2015.
“This is looking really bad for the Kardashians and their show,” a source tells Radar Online.
“When Kendra Wilkinson‘s show dropped below 1m viewers they dropped it, so the Kardashian reality show is definitely in trouble.”
Kris’ crumbling marriage to husband Bruce Jenner, and Kim Kardashian‘s absence from the show due to her pregnancy didn’t help matters, but it’s the negative publicity over Lamar’s alleged crack addiction and infidelities that seems to be causing the most harm to the show.
We hope that Lamar, 33, will get the help he needs, and that the Kardashians will get their lives — and their show — back on track.
Lamar Odom Troubles On ‘KUWTK’
In the meantime, Lamar’s struggle with drugs and his ongoing battle with Khloe will be addressed on the show.
“It’s not something they can avoid,” a source told Us Weekly. However, while they won’t avoid it, they won’t be bashing him the way they did with Kris Humphries after he and Kim ended their 72-day marriage.
“They will not drag Lamar through the mud or bash his character,” the source said. “He has an illness and deep down is a good person.”
Khloe has always been very protective of Lamar and she is genuinely worried about him.
“Her biggest concern is that Lamar gets the help he needs,” a friend of Khloe’s told Us. “She thinks he needs to be treated for this disease. She is really worried about his well-being and is afraid of what will happen to him.”
While we would hate to see KUWTK get cancelled, perhaps it would be best for Khloe and Lamar to deal with their problems offscreen.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Would you be upset if KUWTK got cancelled? Let us know.
— Tierney McAfee