TLC, which at one time rode the huge ratings wave of its reality series Jon & Kate Plus 8 — especially when husband and wife Jon and Kate Gosselin decided to split up during the show’s run and became front-page tabloid fare — has canceled its post-divorce series Kate Plus 8. The final episode will air Sept. 12. Here is the network’s statement:
TLC has decided not to renew another season of Kate +8. By the end of this season Kate + 8 will have hit the 150 episode mark (including Jon & Kate + 8); an exceptional milestone. TLC hopes to check in with Kate and the family periodically with specials in the future.
Star Kate Gosselin also weighed in on the cancellation. “We’ve had a great run!” she wrote on Twitter. “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! And maybe even some dating??!! We wish our fans well. And remember, this is not ‘goodbye.’ I prefer to say ‘See you around!’ Xoxo.”