I guess Kate Plus 8 just isn’t edgy enough for TLC anymore. They’re too busy airing shows about people who eat dishwashing detergent and toilet paper.
A network rep told PEOPLE:
“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.”
I mean, really. How much more can we know about this family? She’s a single mom with a bunch of kids, we get it. I think it’d be more interesting to see a show about Jon Gosselin. A hated, D-list celebrity who decides to totally let himself go—I’d watch that in a heartbeat.
We were first introduced to Jon and Kate back in 2005. They were featured in a special on Discovery Health called Surviving Sextuplets and Twins. After that, they were in another special called Sextuplets and Twins: One Year Later. Because the ratings were so high, Discovery Health signed the couple to their own reality series in 2007.
Enter Jon & Kate Plus 8. Two years after the Gosselins invited cameras into their homes for 3-4 days per week, the couple announced they were separating. The announcement aired in a 2009 episode and TLC put the show on hiatus.
This is just about the time sh-t got real.
A few months later, TLC announced the show would change from Jon & Kate Plus 8 to simply Kate Plus 8. It was during this time that Kate decided to beef up her resume. She filmed a talk show with Paula Deen that got picked up by a network. But after she became such a controversial icon, the network dropped her for the role. She then went on to Dancing With the Stars, and no one was a fan.
In 2010, TLC announced that Kate would be getting her own show called Twist of Kate. The show is supposed to document Kate Gosselin visiting different mothers throughout the country that had written her letters.
So far, this season’s Kate Plus 8 mostly seems to focus on Kate’s dating life, which people aren’t very excited by. In one episode, she flirts with a stranger to lure him into the “DC cupcakes” store. Yep, that’s another TLC reality show.
So basically, Kate Gosselin’s entire life now revolves around reality television. She even made a guest appearance on Sarah Palin’s Alaska. This cancellation might be a small setback, but I doubt it’s going to slow Kate down. At this rate, I wouldn’t be surprised if she makes a cameo on Jersey Shore.