‘Jon & Kate’ becomes ‘Kate Plus 8’

Now that the tabliods favorite couple, Jon and Kate Gosselin, has split up for good, TLC’s “Jon & Kate Plus 8” will become “Kate Plus 8” as of Nov. 2.

“Given the recent changes in the family dynamics, it only makes sense
for us to refresh and recalibrate the program to keep pace with the
family,” Eileen O’Neill, president of TLC said in a statement. “The family has evolved and we are attempting to evolve with
it; we feel that Kate’s journey really resonates with our viewers.”

O’Neill added that the network has another Kate Gosselin project in the works for 2010. I assume that various cable channels are pursuing Jon Gosselin for the envitable “Jon Without Kate Plus Dates” show.

Personally I plan on avoiding both Gosselin parents and their shows like the proverbial plague. They’ve had more than their 15 minutes of fame and I wouldn’t mind if I never saw them on TV or in magazines again.

What are your thoughts?

TLC’s “Kate Plus 8” release is below.

TLC To Introduce “KATE PLUS EIGHT” Starting November 2nd   

“JON & KATE PLUS EIGHT” SERIES TO EVOLVE WITH CHANGES IN THE GOSSELIN FAMLY
?TLC has announced that JON & KATE PLUS EIGHT will adapt to the changing Gosselin family and relaunch in November under the new title KATE PLUS EIGHT.

The program will continue to capture the incredible lives of the eight Gosselin children and their family but will now include a deeper focus on Kate’s role in the family and her journey as a single mother building the next chapter in her life.  TLC will continue its exclusive relationship with Jon Gosselin and he will continue to appear on the show, but on a less regular basis.

“Given the recent changes in the family dynamics, it only makes sense for us to refresh and recalibrate the program to keep pace with the family.   The family has evolved and we are attempting to evolve with it; we feel that Kate’s journey really resonates with our viewers.  Additionally the network is in development on a Kate project for 2010” states Eileen O’Neill, President and GM, TLC.

The series will continue to chronicle the Gosselin family as they go on outings and tackle daily challenges and adventures. It will also document Kate’s journey as a newly single mother raising 5 year-old sextuplets and 8 year-old twins.

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