TLC Cancels Signature Series That Became a True TV Phenom

Aug 16, 2011  •  Post A Comment

TLC has announced the end of a television era with the cancellation of one of its signature shows, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The cable network has canceled "Kate Plus 8," the reality show starring Kate Gosselin and her eight children, the story reports. It was a continuation of its phenomenal predecessor, "Jon and Kate Plus 8," which also featured Kate’s husband at the time, Jon Gosselin.

That show became so popular that its fifth season premiere drew about 10 million viewers, making it the largest audience watching any TV show on broadcast or cable that night. 

According to the article, Kate says she plans to spend time writing books and working on her motivational speaking.

The show’s final episode will air on Sept. 12, although the network said it plans to telecast occasional specials in the future.

Kate Gosselin wrote on Twitter: "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!"

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