MCN Original Videos ’10-for-10’: The Kardashians

E!’s signature series Keeping Up With The Kardashians this past September celebrated its 10th anniversary as one of the most successful reality shows in cable television history. 

The series, which follows the lives of the Kardashian clan -- matriarch Kris Kardashian and ex-husband Bruce Jenner (who transitioned to Caitlyn Jenner in 2015), along with adult kids Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Rob, Kendall and Kylie – has helped the family build a multibillion-dollar entertainment empire.

Yet when MCN Original Videos caught up with Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Kris Kardashian in 2008, the series was still trying to find its footing in the reality TV space. Take a look at the video to see how the Kardashian women ultimately predicted the success of their then burgeoning show. 

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.