TLC, which made the Gosselins a household name documenting the family and its breakup with docu-series Jon & Kate Plus 8, will catch up with Kate Gosselin and her eight kids in a one-hour special to air sometime in June, the network said this morning. That’s five years after TLC snagged a then-record-breaking crowd of nearly 11 million viewers who tuned in, in June 2009, to watch parents Jon and Kate announce the smash-up of their marriage after 10 years. TLC in its announcement today says it’s been more than two years since we’ve last seen the Gosselin clan — which may be true if you’re only watching TLC, but not the case if you area regular reader of the tabloids and celebrity mags. Kate also has been a regular on the reality-TV circuit since the end of Jon & Kate Plus 8; she’s most recently rumored to be a candidate for the next round of Celebrity Apprentice on NBC and, of course, was one of those contestants you loved to loathe on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars awhile back. Jon most recently has been seen ranting about Kate on VH1’s Couples Therapy, and giving interviews about his new tell-all book.
TLC chose to ignore all the drama, saying only that the Gosselin twins are now 13, and the sextuplets are about to turn 10 and that all of them — Cara, Mady, Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah, and Joel — will join their mother in TLC’s “update about their life as a family today.”