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‘Jon & Kate Plus 8′ becomes just ‘Kate Plus 8′ on TLC

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TLC today announced that Jon Gosselin is no longer going to be a regular on the TV show starting Nov.  2. Thus, the show “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ becomes “Kate Plus 8.”

The reality show, after peaking at more than 10 million viewers after the divorce, has seen its audience dwindle to 1.7 million last week. Although the tabs keep them in the headlines, there is clearly “Jon & Kate” fatigue.

Here’s a bit from the press release:

The program will continue to capture the incredible lives of the eight Gosselin children and their family but will now include a deeper focus on Kate’s role in the family and her journey as a single mother building the next chapter in her life. TLC will continue its exclusive relationship with Jon Gosselin and he will continue to appear on the show, but on a less regular basis.

75 comments Add your comment

Eddie

September 29th, 2009
12:56 pm

Enter your comments hereWell Kate is finally getting he wish. To be the single star of the family. she is so star struck it’s pathetic. The view, numerous talk shows and even talk of her own show. These kids will feel the results of her desire for fame. lets see how many of the 8 end up in the tabloids later in life pregnant or drug addicts. Good job Kate.

Earl

September 29th, 2009
1:04 pm

And we should care about this because?

Jan

September 29th, 2009
1:05 pm

Sadly, Jon got his wish. He no longer wants to be an active part in his children’s lives. I truly believe that Kate is continuing so that she can provide for her children. I think it is interesting that normally, it IS the mother that pulls it together and does what ever it takes to make her children happy. So often the dad chooses to act single again, with little of the responsibility of raising their kids.

veemmmgee

September 29th, 2009
1:07 pm

TLC needs to cancel this show. Period. This ship has sailed. Those children need a normal, quiet as possible, out of the limelight life, or as much privacy being one of eight can obtain. Shame on TLC for continuing this train wreck. I am but one person, but I am not watching any of their programming any longer.

JM

September 29th, 2009
1:09 pm

Oh, Poor Kate, my heart aches for you as I try to keep my head above water financially and provide for my family. . .

who gives a rats’ A@@ about Kate

Not a Fan

September 29th, 2009
1:10 pm

Unfortunately she probably has to keep going in order to be able to provide for so many children

ATL

September 29th, 2009
1:13 pm

@Jan i totally agree with u. What if Kate decided she wanted to run the streets , hit the clubs , spend lots of time with all types of me and abandon her children. that woman would be raked through the coals. Its interesting to me that a man can leave his family and the only thing he has to do is pay child support payments but he can go out and party like he is 20. Fool should have never gotten married if he didnt want the responsibility.

gatorboy

September 29th, 2009
1:14 pm

good for John! He gets to get on with his life. Kate will continue to exploit her children, have people feel sorry for her (even though I am sure she has plenty of help). The children will grow up without expectations or guidance.

GeoffDawg

September 29th, 2009
1:15 pm

Just why is that so interesting to you Jan?

FLATS

September 29th, 2009
1:18 pm

HEY KATE WITH THE FLUBBY WUBBY TUBBY TUMMY.LOL!!!!!!

FLATS

September 29th, 2009
1:20 pm

Hey Jan,THE MAN brings home the bacon and cooks it girlfriend!!!!Money maker so he can watch u shakE YOURS.m

WHATEVER

September 29th, 2009
1:21 pm

Kate is smart for setting this whole thing up. At least now she can support her kids with out her jacka** husband. What would she have done if she had not done this reality show? Raised 8 kids on a nurses salary and schedule. That would have worked out well. She at least can support herself and her children without relying on her soon to be ex-husband and his new 12 year old girlfriend!

FLATS

September 29th, 2009
1:21 pm

MY sOn loves chicks and will provide for them only if they look good in a thong man!

Dood!

September 29th, 2009
1:24 pm

I have a reality show idea…what do you think of it?
We, the audience, get to vote who gets to slam Jon and/or Kate’s face with a waffle iron. I’m having a hard time coming up a name though.

Buck Jones

September 29th, 2009
1:28 pm

Both of them are at fault. Anyone who thinks Kate is the victim here is wrong. Jon made mistakes, but Kate is the one doing every show and every interview that she can get. Where are those kids when she’s on the View? Where are those kids when she’s on Larry King? They’re back home in PA with a nanny. She makes herself out to be the victim but she wasn’t a good wife to Jon just like he turned out not to be a good husband to her.

Whocares

September 29th, 2009
1:29 pm

And the importance of this is……….? Man do I feel soory for people who waste their time watching this show……..Obama supporters for sure…

Debbie

September 29th, 2009
1:30 pm

WHY the he** does ANYONE care about this woman and her family????? Television has sunk to an all-time low!!!!!! I would rather stare at a screen full of snow than watch this show!!!!! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, stop writing about them and maybe they’ll all just go away!

And for anyone who says she’s staying on to ‘provide’ for her kids – I’m sure she’s already made plenty of money from previous episodes to provide for them just fine! I think her kids have been exploided just about enough! GO AWAY KATE – JON’S ALREADY DONE IT – NOW IT’S YOUR TURN.

ArtVandelay

September 29th, 2009
1:32 pm

Ha…it won’t be on six months. This woman is as tranparent clear water. This has nothing to do with providing for her children…this has to do with her wanting to be a star. Unfortunately she is too self absorbed to realize that america got to see her good and BAD…and the bad was AWFUL! You suck as a person Kate, nobody wants to watch you promote yourself at her kids expense.

BigBoom NY

September 29th, 2009
1:33 pm

I will give it to Kate if she lets me, it could be me and Kate, go for more then 8. if you know what I mean. LOL

produce it.

September 29th, 2009
1:34 pm

Dood! – you should pitch that to TLC. I’d watch it and vote over and over. It’s the next American Idol. I think I’d vote for Mike Tyson to do it. He still packs a wallop and does the reality thing.

Whocares

September 29th, 2009
1:38 pm

Kate created swine flu.

Jungleland2

September 29th, 2009
1:39 pm

I’m sure TLC would love to turn this into a dating game show for her….

wow

September 29th, 2009
1:40 pm

Enter your comments here Very sad. I am truly praying for the kids. I feel like jon is a wimp and a jerk for being selfish & choosing himself over his family. Kate is not perfect but none of us are! It is easy for us to speculate, but we don’t know what we would do in their shoes. Jon married Kate for better or worse. If he feels it’s worse, too bad. He needs to find strength, counseling, a backbone to STAY married & make it work & not ruin his kids with his poor example & a divorced home. Kate has not (to our knowledge) done anything to give him grounds for divorce. Their true priority should have remained God, then the marriage, THEN the kids.

Whocares

September 29th, 2009
1:42 pm

The Kate and Michael Moore – both complete idiots….Now that’s a show…

WhyNot

September 29th, 2009
1:43 pm

Well, at least Jon can finally realize his dream and start looking for that 9-5 job he has spoken of…

I guess Jon got over being worried about his kids googling him one day… LOL

How people can continue to make excuses for him are unbelievable – after watching his antics am surprised she lasted as long as she did.

Whocares

September 29th, 2009
1:45 pm

Uhhh Wow…..Kate has done anything…..did you watch the show and see how she talked to Jon and made him feel insignificant? Hmmmmmmmm….okay now I just admitted to everyone that I watched two episodes of Jon and Kate plus 8…..Man I am an idiot!!!! I am so sorry for wasting two nights of my life with this show….Can anyone out there forgive me?

SHUT UP

September 29th, 2009
1:46 pm

Get over it people. It’s Fing TV for christ sake and of course she’s doing it to support herself and her kids. Is she supposed to go out and get a regular job now? Ya’ll are too involved and care WAY too much.

Angela

September 29th, 2009
1:49 pm

Enter your comments here
I agree with veemmmgee, TLC should cancel the show. It used to be fun to watch but now it’s just plain sad.

Whocares

September 29th, 2009
1:50 pm

Hey Shut Up….. I will pray for you…

About Time

September 29th, 2009
1:55 pm

To those of you who never watched the earlier shows, Jon didn’t want the second pregnancy. He thought 2 kids were enough. Kate got her way. In the shows I saw, she also treated Jon just like, or worse, than she did her kids. She told him what to do, when and how to do it. I’m a woman and not taking Jon’s side for leaving but will say that anyone can only take so much before they’re out of there.

Amanda

September 29th, 2009
1:56 pm

I don’t care anymore if Kate stays on the show. She has always put Jon down and talked to him like he meant nothing to her. I don’t agree with what he’s done either, but she is only in it for the money.She doesn’t care if the kids suffer or not. Get rid of the show and maybe we can forget about the Gosselins. GOOD RIDDANCE KATE!!

sharon

September 29th, 2009
1:59 pm

“Whocares” why the he** did you feel the need to bring up Obama? Damn can’t we get through one topic without race baiting? This topic is about a white woman and her eight kids, not the President of the United States! Obama supporters could give a rats a$$ about your tired a$$.

FLATS

September 29th, 2009
2:07 pm

EnteObama Boys go mto a private scholl anyway man!!!!!!

ech2os

September 29th, 2009
2:13 pm

And so it begins…….the slow and steady process of a total bitch marginalizing yet another father. Good job Kate. Women need to start acknowledging their roles in the break up families and subsequent alienation of so many fathers. John…….call Kordell and Kordell for Gods sake. Your kids are NOT better off with this whack job running the show.

Sassymom

September 29th, 2009
2:21 pm

Those kids are going to be in Playboy or in a porno when they turn 18 with such a neurotic, bonkers mom. Just wait!

Christina

September 29th, 2009
2:25 pm

OH NO! Without Jon who will Kate treat like crap and scream at? The kids? She is a mean spirited angry individual and now she is trying to play the “poor me” card. Too late! Any potential guy that would marry her now would ONLY do it for the fame. She is destined to live the rest of her life bitter and alone.

Ed

September 29th, 2009
2:38 pm

How is this news, other than the fact these two are on some stupid reality show?

Weve

September 29th, 2009
2:40 pm

Im sorry but if i was married to a B**** like her my eyes would wander too. I dont understand why there is such a surprise here. She yelled at the man constantly. Women have to understand oneday that men ahave a very low tolerance and when a woman continues to act like she acted, they are bound to leave. that’s just human nature. She has become a hollywood “star”. How many hollywood relationships actually workout in the long run? The answer is very few!!!!!!!

Kanye

September 29th, 2009
2:48 pm

Kate hates black people.

Oakhurst

September 29th, 2009
2:56 pm

I pray for the children most of all. Their parents brought the lights and camera into their lives and now it’s changed into something it does not need to be. Kate wanted to shine and Jon felt bad and worried about what people said because of the way his wife treated him, she loves to take over and his wife treated him like one of the kids.

An old fan

September 29th, 2009
3:05 pm

I admit I used to love this show and pretty much watched it from the very beginning. I also think Jon has always resented Kate for pressuring him into getting pregnant again. However, he is a man and if he did not want any more children he should have stood his ground. I wonder if either of them ever considered marriage counsleing before getting a divorce. I can only hope and pray all 8 children turn out to be productive members of society someday. I also think the show will end up being cancelled due to lack of viewers.

BigBoom NY

September 29th, 2009
3:13 pm

Kanye- I heard your momma loves Black D@#K….

Kanye

September 29th, 2009
3:17 pm

I aint saying she’s a gold digger, but she aint messing with no broke, broke ……. Can’t hate her for getting paid, I would never interupt her, scared of that ho.

Jan

September 29th, 2009
3:17 pm

Well Geoffdawg, I think it is interesting because so many “men” seem to think of females the weaker sex . Women still work and raise the kids without missing a beat. Often it is the some of the men who are helpless and wimp out on their kids. I am not taking Kate’s side, she did not treat Jon with respect. Just speaking about couples in general. It is the kids that suffer.

Matt the Brave

September 29th, 2009
3:24 pm

So I guess it’s going to be more shots of her going to the spa and things out and about while her kids stay at home and spend time with their Nanny? This lady needs to be dropped off the face of the Earth.

shaggy

September 29th, 2009
3:34 pm

Who are these people and why does anyone care?

Melinda

September 29th, 2009
3:36 pm

ATL….
Jon left because Kate is a messed up – medication needing – biotch. She was a control freak that took the joy out of everything. I mean did you ever watch a show? Each time I did, I wanted to shove Ativan down her throat. She was so disrespectful to her husband in front of the kids and national TV. I really think she carried his balls around in her purse and let him wear them once in a while. If she behaved that way in front of the cameras, IMAGINE what a terror she was at home in private. She is the type of woman that demoralizes a man and ruins him. Thank goodness he pulled those balls out in time to get the heck away from her. Don’t you worry she will drag those kids all the way through Hollywood just to make sure we can see all he new boob jobs and tummy tucks along the way…..

Gosselins jumped the shark

September 29th, 2009
3:37 pm

I’m thinking a better name for the new show would be: “Kate is Enough.”

No, wait……..Kate is MORE than enough, and this show just needs to GO.

Melinda

September 29th, 2009
3:39 pm

And another thing…This show is nothing more than an old fashioned Freak Show… It is exactly the same thing they did in the 1920’s when families have multiples and they put them in the circus behind bars and carted them from city to city charging .50 to see the “Freaks”… This is the same thing just Hollywood Style…And everyone expects the kids to turn out just fine…What is wrong with those people?

Kates Hairstylist

September 29th, 2009
3:39 pm

Who wants the new haircut “The Kate”. It’s when you get 8 kids around you with garden shears and tell them to cut your hair.