After a six year run and a dramatic divorce, TLC says it’s over for Kate Gosselin. The network announced their intention not to renew Kate Plus 8. They released this statement today:
“TLC has decided not to renew another season of Kate Plus 8. By the end of this season Kate Plus 8 will have hit the 150 episode mark (including Jon & Kate Plus 8); an exceptional milestone. TLC hopes to check in with Kate and the family periodically with specials in the future.”
Hmmm. I can’t say I’m disappointed. I think reality TV ruined the Gosselins. I do wonder if it wasn’t their dubious fame that broke up Jon and Kate.
Well, that’s all water under the bridge. So how’s Kate taking unemployment? Well. James Hibberd of Entertainment Weekly kindly compiled Kate’s Tweets on the matter:
“We’ve had a great run! Six years of whirlwind funfilled adventures thanks to TLC and our many many supportive &diehard fans! … While it is very sad for me and the kids (there were many tears at the breakfast table this morning!) … we are looking forward with great anticipation to our bright future! As is very typical for me, I am choosing to … As is very typical for me, I am choosing to see the positive in this situation and I am excited to consider the … I am excited2consider many more invigorating opportunities that may come my way!I poured my entire self in2 last 6 yrs of ‘Kate+8′ … I poured my entire self in2 the last6years of ‘Kate Plus 8′ & I can’t wait2have the chance2challenge myself again w future endeavors!… And maybe even some dating??!! We wish our fans well. And remember, this is not ‘goodbye’.I prefer to say ‘See you around!’ Xoxo … we will all stay on twitter! I know I’m not going anywhere!”
As reality TV fans know, this show began as Jon and Kate Plus 8, following the lives of Kate, her husband Jon Gosselin, and their eight children: twins Cara and Madelyn, and sextuplets Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel. Following the Gosselin’s divorce in 2009, the show was revamped to focus on Kate as a divorced mom, and was renamed Kate Plus 8.
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