E! is quoting Bruce as saying the story that he's leaving the show is fabricated. We can tell you ... Bruce WILL NOT be part of the show after this season ... period.
The Kardashian family gravy train is moving full steam ahead -- with no sign of stopping -- TMZ has learned, Kim and co. will sign on for yet ANOTHER multi-season deal with E! worth more than what they're making on the current one ... and they'll do it without Bruce Jenner.
TMZ broke the story ... "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" was renewed for an additional 3 seasons back in 2012 for more than $40 million -- what was then the richest reality TV deal ever.
But now the Kardashians have outdone themselves -- sources connected to production tell us, the new deal will be worth more than the last.
"Keeping Up with the Kardashians" is currently shooting Season 10 and the new deal will take the show into Season 11 and beyond. As one production source put it, "It is a HUGE show."
As for Bruce Jenner, he won't be coming along for the ride -- as we reported, Bruce has decided to call it quits after Season 10 to spend more time doing the other things he loves. Production sources acknowledge Bruce was "fatigued" and hated the criticism that went along with the show.
He'll be missed -- but sources tell us, producers aren't concerned about his departure ... he was not a major character.
Our sources will not say if the deal has been signed or if it's still being negotiated ... but it's definitely far enough along that everyone knows the show will be back.