TLC Orders More Kate Gosselin Specials (Exclusive)
"Kate Plus 8" gets additional hours in December following a solid revival in June
TLC looks like it's staying in business with Kate Gosselin.
Three years after canceling Kate Plus 8, it turns out the series' June revival as a one-off special was not a one-off. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the cable network has ordered additional hours from the reality star and her brood. Though it's not immediately clear how many hours the network plans to air, they will be released over multiple specials set for a December premiere.
June's revival of TLC's biggest-ever franchise earned a strong 2.1 million viewers when it premiered, though that number is obviously dwarfed by the nearly 10-million strong high the original franchise (Jon and Kate Plus 8) hit when the central couple decided to divorce in 2009.
This next spin on the series will follow a Gosselin family vacation, with Kate and the children traveling to Boston and other parts of New England. Now 39 years old, Gosselin remains something of a TV and tabloid fixture. Prior to March's announcement that the family would get another TLC special, Kate and daughters Mady and Cady generated headlines with an awkward interview on NBC's Today.
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