What started out as Jon & Kate Plus 8 and launched Kate Gosselin into reality television superstardom has been cancelled. The TLC series has been a staple for some and an obsession for other dyings for a glimpse into the life of the super-mom, but before Kate Plus 8 ends it’s 6-year run, the show will reach a remarkable milestone.
Rumors abounded, but yesterday, TLC announced that they were pulling the plug on Kate Plus 8 citing struggling ratings as the reason not to renew the show for another season. By the end of this season, Kate Plus 8 will reach its 150th episode (including Jon & Kate Plus 8), which is an extraordinary acheivement.
After the announcement, Kate Gosselin took to her Twitter account to offer her thoughts:
“We’ve had a great run! Six years of whirlwind funfilled adventures thanks to TLC and our many many supportive &diehard fans! While it is very sad for me and the kids (there were many tears at the breakfast table this morning!), we are looking forward with great anticipation to our bright future! As is very typical for me, I am choosing to see the positive in this situation and I am excited to consider the many more invigorating opportunities that may come my way! I poured my entire self in2 last 6 yrs of ‘Kate+8’ & I can’t wait2have the chance2challenge myself again w future endeavors! In the meanX,I hope 2have more time4motivational speaking, book writing &other fun work opportunities that come my way… And maybe even some dating??!! We wish our fans well. And remember, this is not ‘goodbye’.I prefer to say ‘See you around!’ Xoxo”
Fans around the world are certain to be heartbroken, but they shouldn’t lose hope. TLC plans to check in periodically on the Gosselin brood with specials in the future.