TLC cancels Kate Gosselin’s 'Kate Plus 8'

TLC cancels Kate Gosselin’s 'Kate Plus 8'

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Aug 15, 2011 at 9:04 PM PDT
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"Kate Plus 8" has finally come to its official end. TLC announced Monday that it has decided to cancel the reality show that started as "Jon and Kate Plus 8" and was renamed "Kate Plus 8" after the divorce of Kate from Jon Gosselin in 2009. According to the official statement of TLC, the reality show will come to an end by the end of the present season.

"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," the TLC statement reads.

The announcement came just one week after Kate Gosselin had turned down rumors that the show was being cancelled. In an interview with "Today" the previous week, she said no one had told her that the show was going to be canceled and that she and her team would continue with it as long as people want it.

"Nobody has told me. We will do it as long as people are watching," she said while responding to a question about rumors of her show's cancellation.

Reports suggest that TCL decided to cancel "Kate Plus 8" on grounds that ratings for the show had dipped extremely low. One source said that the show accounting for only one million viewers per week was likely detrimental to TCL.

Kate took to Twitter to express her disappointment over the cancellation of her reality show.

"TLC canceled it. I'm sorry," Kate tweeted to her nearly 30,000 followers. "We've had a great run! Six years of whirlwind fun-filled adventures. Thanks to TLC and our many, many supportive and diehard fans! While it is very sad for me and the kids (there were many tears at the breakfast table this morning!), we are we are looking forward with great anticipation to our bright future!"

In 2005, the family of Jon and Kate was featured in "Surviving Sextuplets and Twins" on Discovery Health. They appeared on "Sextuplets and Twins: One Year Later" and ratings for the program were noted to go up. The couple was signed by the network to a reality TV series "Jon & Kate Plus 8" that started airing in April 2007. The show documented the real life of the couple.

The two divorced in 2009 and both of them turned into demonically ever-present multimedia personalities. The messy divorce of Kate and Jon played out in newspapers, on the internet, and even on their own TV show.

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