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Jon and Kate Show Changes Name

Will Just Kate Plus Eight Still Capture Your Attention?

Get ready for some more changes in the Gosselin household. While Jon and Kate work out the details of their divorce, the network that airs the show, TLC, just announced that the program will take a new direction this Fall. Jon will no longer be a fixture on the televised portion of the children's lives and the show is being renamed Kate Plus Eight beginning in November.

The twins and sextuplets will continue to be the focus of the program with Kate's new life as a single mother receiving more air time. Since the couple's separation, the mama has told audiences that she is learning to do things on her own – like setting up camping tents and taking all of the youngsters on a beach vacation. The show's ratings have been in a steady decline since the fifth season premiered last Spring. To see what the network had to say about that

. According to TLC president Eileen O'Neill:

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.

Though Jon and Kate haven't sat together on the family's "confessional couch" in several months, the loss of Jon from the program eliminates the male perspective about the kids' growth. Will you continue to tune in?

Can't get enough of the Gosselins? For more on the whole crew, visit the Jon and Kate Plus 8 group over in our LilSugar community!

Source: TLC

hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I miss the early days of the show when it was about normal, daily life in their house rather than one vacation after another.
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
I stopped watching this a long time ago - right about the time the kids became a commodity. I miss the sweet early days of this show. I most definitely would not start watching it now - especially if Kate is headlining!
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
I'll probably start tuning in again. I stopped watching at the beginning of the current season because it broke my heart to see them fall apart. But then jon went all douchey so then I just wanted him to be out of the picture... And now he is! So, good!
ang1885 ang1885 8 years
- the so much! LOL
ang1885 ang1885 8 years
She looks so much happy without him around! I don't know but I think it's because she can do things her way and not have to have anyone else involved. I feel bad for the kids but when I was young I knew something was up when my parents were not happy being married so as long as they can be mature and be involved in the kid's lives together it should be alright. I'll watch now that she's mellowed out.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 8 years
I have watched some reruns but that's about it, it's just too sad to watch the kids right now in the middle of everything.
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
didn't care about them then, don't care about them now
runningesq runningesq 8 years
Still wh0ring out her kids for fame and money. Nice.
vmruby vmruby 8 years
should say 90 days...
vmruby vmruby 8 years
Jon has suddenly decided to postpone his divorce from Kate for another 30 days right after the announcement about TLC changing the title of the show and him having alot less air time. HMM wonder why that is....
bsobos1123 bsobos1123 8 years
No, I will not watch the show. Kate sucks. Those poor kids. Even though Jon is acting like a newly divorced douche, I still believe he is a good parent and the one more focused on the kids as people not as props.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
Jon wanted out in order to do that other stupid show with Kevin Federline and Michael Lohan. At first he could not due to his obligations to the show now he is free and can do whatever show he wants. To answer the question, no I will not be watching I have not watched in a long while.
ms-jamerz ms-jamerz 8 years
Isn't that what Jon wanted - to stop doing the show? I'm assuming he's not too upset over this. I'll still watch the show with just Kate and the kids.
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