‘Kate Plus 8′ Canceled By TLC
Kate Plus 8 got canned by TLC.
Via CS Monitor: To the relief of some, Kate Plus 8, the TLC reality show starring Kate Gosselin and her brood of twins and sextuplets, has been canceled due to low ratings. Heads are now being scratched about how Ms. Gosselin can reinvent herself. A star turn on The Bachelorette perhaps?
Katie Irene “Kate” Gosselin (née Kreider) was a labor and delivery nurse in Pennsylvania before fame came calling. In 2005, Discovery Health featured Kate, her then-husband Jon, and their children in the program Surviving Sextuplets and Twins. The success of this show and a follow-up special led to the development of the full-fledged Jon & Kate Plus 8 show that ended up on TLC.
The original show’s popularity tapped into public fascination with multiple births, helped by the telegenic looks and outsized personalities of its featured couple and their children. But the attention apparently did little for their marriage. After the Gosselins divorced in 2009, its single mother TV spinoff did not capture people’s imaginations in quite the same way.
This probably isn’t the last we’ve heard of her. Maybe she’ll take the party to another network. Octomom collabo anyone?