Kardashian Family Sayonara Bruce

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Keeping Up With The Kardashians Bruce Jenner Absent

The Kardashians are driving a wedge between themselves and Bruce Jenner, and we've learned the upcoming season of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" is a virtual farewell to the patriarch.

Sources connected with the production tell TMZ ... there's a scene in the show where the girls discuss how Bruce is such an infrequent visitor, "Bruce and the boys are almost completely out of the picture."

One of the girls says, "Maybe it's time to admit to themselves that they're barely even enough of a family anymore to go on vacation [with us]."

At one point Kim says, "Things are only going to get more difficult and complicated," referring to Bruce's sex change.

And during the episode, Scott Disick rails on Bruce, saying when they were dune buggying in Pismo Beach, Bruce "got on his high horse on how to be the world's best dad." Scott says he got really annoyed and said to Kourtney, "I wonder what Brody would have to say about that" -- obviously referring to the fact that Bruce was largely absent while Brody grew up.