Unlike most reality show cast members, who see the show in its final form the first time it airs, the Kardashians reserve the rights to view the show before it’s finalized, meaning they approve each cut.
“I’m not in the actual editing room but I watch every cut and every edit,” Kim told Ashley Graham on her podcast. “And that, I think, has always been the magic to being ourselves and showing everything, because we know that we could really have a say in it.”
This definitely adds more authenticity to the show, since this prevents producers from creating false narratives that the cast members disagree with. This is also likely why you don’t hear the girls complain much about their portrayal in the show, like other reality cast members have done in the past.
But this also means the Kardashians have an influence over how they’re portrayed to the public, which could mean there’s more behind the scenes they don’t want their fans to see. Either way, after 18 seasons, most of the family members still stand by their roles on the show.