"Part of the charm and fun of the show is that it's always like, 'Oh my God, we're going to have to tell dad. Oh my God, what will he think?'" said reality TV vet Jon Murray, who's executive producer on the show along with Seacrest. "There's always that bit of dramatic tension of wanting to please Bruce but not always doing things the way he'd like them to be done."
"Keeping Up With the Kardashians" wraps its first season Dec. 2, and the family has signed on for another batch of episodes to air in 2008. It is one of the most popular shows on E!, with 17 million viewers (cumulative) after five weeks on the air. And while the spotlight hasn't always been friendly to Kim and the rest of her clan, Kris relishes the attention. She swears it does the family good.
"Somebody's going to pay us money to spend time for four months locked in a house with our family? I'm in," she said. "And I would recommend that to anyone who's having family issues -- it's the best therapy in the world. Go in your house for 18 hours a day for four or five months, and you can work anything out."