Kate Plus 8 returning to TLC next month


Still no sign of Jon, but Kate Gosselin and her eight kids are returning to TLC in April with new episodes. For the return of the series “Kate Plus 8” the Gosselins are heading down under.

The hour-long season premiere on Monday, April 4 follows Kate and her eight as they travel 21 hours across the globe to Australia – the longest flight they’ve ever taken. The episode was filmed as the New Year was coming in, so the Gosselins are beyond excited about ringing in 2011 in a city that celebrates the new year first – Sydney, Australia. They visit the beaches and enjoy the warm December air on the other side of the world.

Kate takes a boat to the middle of the ocean in hopes of swimming next to sharks – in a cage of course – but will Kate be too scared to get in the freezing, rough water? Then, the family meets Australian aboriginals and learn about their culture – from dancing and camping to digeridoos and boomerangs, there are a lot of new experiences to be had for the Gosselins.

But when it comes time to spending the night in tents, will Kate and her kids be able to sleep outside and camp out? Somehow we doubt that she’ll be calling Sarah Palin for advice.

Kate Plus 8 is produced by Figure 8 Films for TLC.