E! Denies Report that ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ Suspended Production After Kanye West’s Hospitalization

An earlier report from TMZ stated that the Kardashians will not be filming for their reality show for the rest of the calendar year due to the hospitalization of Kanye West.

Update — Nov. 29, 1:45 p.m. ET:

A representative from E! told Deadline that this claim from TMZ is completely false. “Keeping Up with the Kardashians is currently in production and has not been halted,” an E! rep told the publication. Read below to see the original story from TMZ.


TMZ reports that the production schedule on Keeping Up with the Kardashians is still on hold following Kim Kardashian’s gunpoint robbery in Paris in October, and now, additionally, in the wake of Kanye West’s hospitalization. Sources tell the tabloid that producers planned to film through the holidays, but this plan has since abandoned so that the family can work through the recent events together in privacy. The production sources say that they still have enough footage to fulfill the series commitment and that they weren’t planning to film in December even before West’s hospitalization given her traumatic experience at Paris Fashion Week.

West was allegedly scheduled to be released from the hospital on Monday (Nov. 28, 2016), but TMZ reported that he “has not recovered from his breakdown” and is still under the hospital’s care. It’s been said that West has been struggling with extreme paranoia and, at one point, would not allow his own doctors to touch him. Kardashian has remained at his bedside to be with him as he recovers.