Last week, newly single mom of eight Kate Gosselin did a round of press discussing the new season of her show Kate Plus 8 and her kids’ desire she meet and marry a new guy following her high-profile divorce from ex Jon Gosselin.
It looks like Kate will have a bit more time on her hands to find Mr. Right- TLC has decided not to renew the once-popular reality show that first chronicled the hectic daily life of the Gosselins and their massive brood, and then shifted focus to Kate’s life as a single mom to eight children. Prior to the departure of Jon from the series, Kate was often pilloried in gossip columns for her harsh treatment of her spouse and frequent pointed criticism- goodwill toward Jon rapidly frittered away when he ran off with Kate’s plastic surgeon’s twentysomething daughter. (That coupling, not surprisingly, did not end well.)
After Jon and Kate’s crumbling marriage was no longer a part of the series, it appears America quit tuning in to monitor the family’s doings. In a statement, TLC confirmed:
TLC has decided not to renew another season of Kate Plus 8. By the end of this season Kate Plus 8 will have hit the 150 episode mark (including Jon & Kate Plus 8); an exceptional milestone. TLC hopes to check in with Kate and the family periodically with specials in the future.
Over a series of comments on Twitter, Kate commented:
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 chance 2 challenge myself again w future endeavors!… And maybe even some dating??!!
Kate said the show will air through September 12th before it goes off the air for good. Kate has not discussed her plans to support the Gosselin clan after the show ends.