Personality Who Was Once Cable's Top Reality Star Set to Return THR
A television personality who has been off the radar lately but was once one of the top players in reality television is set to return to the channel where she became a star. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Kate Gosselin, the onetime star of TLC’s “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” will return to the cable network for a one-hour special.
“Gosselin has been largely off the radar during that time. The 38-year-old was once cable's biggest draw on reality TV,” the story reports. “A whopping 9.8 million viewers tuned in to the 2009 episode that chronicled the dissolution of her marriage to then-husband (and co-star) Jon Gosselin. A rebranding (‘Kate Plus 8’) and a ratings decline eventually led to the show being canceled in 2011.”
The new project, which is untitled, will be the first Gosselin-related show to debut on TLC in two years, the story notes. The project will feature a “catch-up” about the reality star and her eight kids.
TLC, meanwhile, has struggled with its own ratings issues, recording a 20% ratings decline in prime time in 2013, the piece adds.