TLC announced that it is revising “Jon & Kate Plus Eight” to reflect the breakup of the title couple. Come November 2nd, Jon is history. The episode featuring the announcement of divorce plans gave the show huge ratings this past summer.
“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,” said Eileen O’Neill, President and GM, TLC.
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 said it will continue its exclusive relationship with Jon Gosselin and he will continue to appear on the show, but on a less regular basis.
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 five-year-old sextuplets and eight-year-old twins.
RBR-TVBR observation: What’s next for this overexposed family? A reality dating show for Kate?