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TLC Gives 'Jon & Kate Plus 8' Update

TLC Gives 'Jon & Kate Plus 8' Update

TLC President Eileen O’Neill gave an update on their hit reality series Jon & Kate Plus 8 at the Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday (July 30). Will Jon‘s rumored girlfriends Hailey Glassman or Kate Major be getting any screen time? Maybe!

Here’s what TLC said: “Over the last four years and through 100 episodes, we’ve captured this remarkable family’s entertaining chaos. Viewers fell in love and the show developed a passionate, loyal following. But this past spring – life intervened and the family’s status changed. It was certainly something we never expected nor planned to have happen. But this has resulted in unprecedented television.

“Our approach to the circumstance was simple: to cover the family with great care and thoughtfulness as they dealt with a subject that is all to familiar to many American families today. Jon and Kate [Gosselin] have never said they were perfect which has made them relatable and created an undeniable connection with the viewers.

“We will continue to capture this family’s journey in a respectful and sensitive way. The show comes back on Monday and most new episodes remain a work in progress. But I will tell you, the iconic couch is gone. Jon & Kate will now have separate chairs for their interviews. You’re still going to see two parents that love their kids, but you’ll be seeing them parenting separately.

“You’ll see what it’s like when Kate has to put a tent up for a backyard camping experience by herself. Or, see Jon trying to cook up a pizza for the kids. As far as new people and places that may be cycling into Jon and Kate‘s lives, we are taking it on a case-by-case basis.

“This is real life. It’s important to remember that our cameras are only there for moments in time, and those moments have limits.”

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92 Responses to “TLC Gives 'Jon & Kate Plus 8' Update”

  1. 1
    rach Says:

    Jon & Kate ‘sold their soles’ and these are the consequences!

    They are noooo example.

  2. 2
    Dog the Bunny hunter Says:

    “entertaining chaos”??? I’m sorry I don’t find two parents who are both fame and money hungry pimping their kids out as entertaining?… then continuing to butcher their children’s PRIVATE lives by showcasing their divorce. Unreal how sick some parents and, evidently, television producers, truly are.

  3. 3
    pooh Says:

    Regardless of the drama this family has been through, I’m still going to support by watching the show. Those kids are addictive. The things they say, the funny moments, the sad moments. It’s just a fun show to watch and if people are going to hate because Jon + Kate didn’t exactly end up happily ever after, that’s ridiculous. There are plenty of families out there going through the same thing. Why don’t we just hate on all of them? Give me a break.

  4. 4
    Lea Says:

    I find it rather sad that these parents are choosing money and fame over their childrens needs! Get these idiots off of TV!

  5. 5
    Momof2boys Says:

    How grossly insensitive to those poor children! My kids loved the show and there is NO WAY that I am going to let them watch these private family matters (although very scripted “moments in time”) and let them think any adult, especially their parents, would think that is okay!

  6. 6
    Lillianne Says:

    Translation: We are going to continue to squeeze every last dollar out of this family no matter what. The children are too young to give informed consent so they’ll just have to deal with their parents’ exploitation down the road. Hopefully their parents will have some money set aside for therapy.

  7. 7
    TLC Says:

    we want the $..corporate scum

  8. 8
    cc Says:

    ALL MONEY WHOARES

  9. 9
    Sole/soul Says:

    @rach: They sold their feet?

  10. 10
    blank Says:

    Blank

  11. 11
    Ladybug Says:

    Karma is going to get you Jon and Kate.

  12. 12
    sue Says:

    They’re doing it all “for the kids!” RIGHT!!!! I just don’t get corporate America!!! These people got rich off of their kids, they have no talent except for trying to come across as caring parents , which they definitely are not!!! It is not about the kids anymore, just wondering what fake excuses these two are going to give for doing this show. Amazing how the concept of reality changes!!!!

  13. 13
    yeah right Says:

    Why dont tlc help someone thats needs it not these money grubing hos.

  14. 14
    vi_1004 Says:

    i don’t know why they still have this show? why those parents agree on that? for money?
    that would be so much better for the family just stop filming…
    it’s very hard time for them ( i think). it should be private…

  15. 15
    sue Says:

    What a family show for little kids to star in. And I wouldent let my kids watch this train wreck of a show ill stick to letting my kids watch animal shows.

  16. 16
    michelle Says:

    As much as ya’ll still complaining, the TV networks will not stop because of their high rating. So stop watching the show, then it’ll be ended eventually. Like many other TV shows, it’s got killed.

  17. 17
    Sole/soul fan Says:

    @Sole/soul: Hilarious

    I love when people want to post indignant comments and their points are lost because they forget to check their spelling!

  18. 18
    THE GREAT tlc oRACLE HAS SPOKE Says:

    Asked to the Media Oracle without pity

    You asked:
    Is Jon and Kate on the right path?
    The Oracle replied:
    Although you do not understand this yet, it is all for the best. Trust me.

    Ms. Kate everyone is dressed up and your a barefooted rebel.

  19. 19
    lisa too Says:

    Well, I have mixed feelings about the whole situation? The kids are use to the cameras so I don’t find that part a big deal. With them being separated it will be a whole new show watching them deal with all the kids on their own which will be very interesting. It’s unfortunate that the kids won’t have their parents with them at the same time but that is what divorce is all about. My parents divorced when I was 6 years old and it was very hard on me. In looking back, I feel that Kate and Jon are doing more family things than was ever done for me. Instead of complaining about them, lets maybe learn from them that the kids do come first. If each had to go out and get “real” jobs, they would not be spending the time that they are with the kids. After my mother put in a full day at work, then taking care of dinner dishes and other chores around the house, she had no time for herself, let alone play with me. In a commercial for the upcoming show, Kate is showing that she is really there to take care of her kids and wants them to adjust and knows that this isn’t their fault and wants to give the kids the most she can give. I think instead of bashing her all the time, we should just see what happens and support her in this difficult situation. Jon on the other hand, I have no idea what he is all about? At this moment, I am not a Jon fan for the way he has handled his private life but if the is there for his kids, we will find that out too.

  20. 20
    dontwatch Says:

    guys, don’t watch. its the least we can do.

    somehow the last sentence seems to be TLC reminding themselves that there should be limits as to when/ where the cameras roll. you guys are only a day late and a dollar short on that one.

  21. 21
    TM Says:

    Here’s what TLC said: “Over the last four years and through 100 episodes, we’ve captured this remarkable family’s entertaining chaos.
    =======

    So…..watching a family humiliated and destroyed and ripped apart on National TV is “ENTERTAINING?” according to the Evil Eileen O’Neill.

    She is a wicked, evil woman and this is beyond disgusting.
    I cannot believe anyone would watch this show and those kids.
    People say they are “addicted” to the kids.
    How pedophelic of you!!!!

    People watching other people’s kids on TV are sick – there is a LAW against pedophiles on the internet.
    There should be a LAW against watching them on TV.

    You people need to look at yourself in the mirror and wonder what sickness it is about you that you are “addicted” to watching little kids on TV, like they are zoo animals.

    You are SICK — you do realize that don’t you?

    (btw – more proof of what a supreme LIAR O’neill and TLC – the lying channel are. she says she set up a tent in their backyard for a bar-b-que? Nothing they DO is in the backyard on their 1000+ acres — NO! it’s all in their little front yard by the garage — how lovely — for all to see. sickos!!!!)

  22. 22
    wowweewhippyforme Says:

    what kate needs to do is hook up with that hot-ass new body guard she has. I’d deffinately let him do for me what kevin costner did for whitney houston.

  23. 23
    blah Says:

    Why dont they just cancel the show. There are much better things to do a reality show on besides a cheating husband and a fame hungry wife

  24. 24
    shirl Says:

    “what kate needs to do is hook up with that hot-ass new body guard she has”
    The old black guy or the Puerto Rican?

  25. 25
    Rhonda Says:

    Thought for sure TLC was gonna do the right thing and cancel the show. With all this drama going on they no longer need the kids, just have the Jon and Kate drama hour.

  26. 26
    got a grudge? Says:

    Eileen O’Neill is a money grubbing child exploiter like Jon and Kate. The so called Learning Channel has become a joke under her watch.
    The recent comments about the children having problems can only come from TLC trying to pump for more ratings, way to exploit these children under the worst conditions. Their parents don’t have a lick of sense either.

  27. 27
    Raichill Says:

    Only in America!

  28. 28
    Melissa Says:

    I have mixed emotions about the post. As far as hailey glassman or Kate major being on the show … I don’t beleive! Now as I have said I think the show should have stopped and there marriage problems should have been delt with in private. But we don’t know what went on behind closed doors…. So obviously with the result we see now Jon was done. Me myself will wacth the show when it returns. I have followed it for years and in my opinon they both are great parents ! Regardless of the current sutuation. Do I agree with all of there choices? No put they did what they thought was best. Who are we to judge? So I wish the family happiness and can’t wait to see how they live there lives’ now!

  29. 29
    casey Says:

    What does case by case mean, the parents and their suitcases coming and going from their filming studio/home business? Maybe the exploited children should file a big case against TLC. Hopefully, all the minors who are featured in all these types of reality shows with no legal representation will file lawsuits. Who owns the prison house , TLC or the Gosselin business?

  30. 30
    lakers fan in boston Says:

    i might watch but i doubt it
    ill only watch if one of his hos comes

  31. 31
    connie Says:

    In all of the tabloids and interviews that I’ve read, not once have I seen the article begin with, “we asked the children what THEY want and they said ………”. Why torture them with this mess!

    From your article,

    “You’ll see what it’s like when Kate has to put a tent up for a backyard camping experience by herself. Or, see Jon trying to cook up a pizza for the kids. As far as new people and places that may be cycling into Jon and Kate’s lives, we are taking it on a case-by-case basis.”

    Since this series seems to be about Jon & Kate now and not the children, why not at least leave the children out of it and let them have a PRIVATE and somewhat normal life. Then see how long the show lasts when it’s about two adults fighting over money and the best you have to offer “for entertainment” are episodes about setting up tents and making pizza. Who cares about this??

    Eileen O’Neill, you are trying to justify why it’s okay to use the kids so you and TLC can make gobs of money….and you are so wrong. Do you sleep at night?

  32. 32
    TracyPartridge Says:

    This Eileen person is a glorified child pimp.
    There is a nice place in Hell waiting for her.

  33. 33
    IWHYAWLI Says:

    Kate’s coming back!!!!!!!! I am so excited I could go wee wee. I hope she has new shoes and they show her shopping. I think she needs a lettle more of a brake though because I know I need a brake from my kids. They dont even live with me and I cant stand them, ha ha, so I know how kate feels but, shes got 8!!!! At least they make her good money.

  34. 34
    Hate them Says:

    Shame on TLC for letting this show continue. I WILL NOT BE WATCHING. I am all for boycotting this show and the money hungry people including the parents who are exploiting those children. Shame on them.

  35. 35
    TracyPartridge Says:

    @TM: I agree with EVERYTHING you said.

  36. 36
    anon Says:

    @Sole/soul fan: Your posting in a celeb blog site and espousing about grammar and spelling…please

  37. 37
    anon Says:

    @Rhonda: Cancel the show are you kidding? This family and especially those kids have become lucrative cash cows and alot of people’s paycheques and mortgage payments depend on them now…welcome to fame and the BUSINESS of entertainment.

  38. 38
    feminator Says:

    Is he a tranny?

  39. 39
    anon Says:

    I wonder how Jon and Kate would feel if they lived in California (which Im sure Kate will one day for her new career) and another smart judge appointed an independent trustee to protect those kids earnings from thier parents….wonder if Jon would still buy Prada shoes?

  40. 40
    Fame whores Says:

    ugly family do they eat dogs I’m sure the chinee man does.

  41. 41
    don't buy into the hype Says:

    Sounds to me like it’s time to boycott the sponsors of this travesty. You know, the ones who pay TLC thousands of dollars to advertise their product on the show either through direct product placement (e.g. Juicy Juice, Coleman Camping Equipment) or commercials.

    Not sure where to get a list of the sponsors and advertisers. Anyone know?

  42. 42
    jaye Says:

    lol@ TLC; way to exploit the kids even further. “life intervened?” What were they living before a fantasy world existence? No. They just were deceiving the public; they were AND TLC. No one with any sense ever thought this was REALITY, but they did think Jon and Kate had integrity to some extent, but no one has that illusion any more. They were deceiving people for at least the past 2 years; those church going, upright Gosslins with their fake renewal of vows.
    -
    They won’t cancel the show because they’re making money off of it. MONEY is the driving force for TLC and Kate and Jon have a contract signed and delivered. They have to fulfill the contract of suffer untold legal problems. They have enough problems without that.

  43. 43
    kinman Says:

    I agree that the show should be cancelled. It is not really even about the kids anymore, and I do not want it to turn into the Jon and Kate dating show. Kate think she will be” cheating “the viewers because they are fascinated by the kids and will be disappointed not to see the show . The kids are barely focused on anymore; it is gonna be more about Jon and his new chopper or Kate picnicking in the driveway on the white plastic chairs in her bikini. I already heard the first episode shows her in North Carolina and Jon remodeling “their kitchen”. None of it is real anymore, and why did they both get fancy condos out-of state? I agree with someone who said they should just keep their old house, and alternate time there, so that the kids would have enough space to stay if they ever visit. The nannies will end up taking care of the children because it already seems like Jon is disconnected when it is “his” time by talking incessantly on his phone and talking to the paparazzi at the front gates, as well as running errands alone in his sports car. And the pictures of Kate running errands alone with her Starbucks cup and her fancy SUV means that the kids are in the care of nannies a good deal of the time. Yeah they take them to the doctor or whatever, but they make sure the photographers catch them doing those errands being “good parents”. And why do they need so much help when they are alternating care of the kids? Seems like they could handle it alone. The kids are not babies anymore. If I were them, I would rather have complete privacy with my kids. But they are selfish and money-hungry, and I wish TLC would cancel the show.

  44. 44
    christine Says:

    JON LOVES HIS KIDS! Jon just wants happiness…
    He suffered enuf under Kate. First he gets verbal abuse from Kate for being a decent guy and then he gets hell from female bloggers. He doesnt deserve it. He’s a good person.

  45. 45
    jenny Says:

    Will TLC also show the hired help that actually take care of the kids and do the work while Jon and Kate are living their separate lives. Do any of these people have any compassion for what these children are going through. The only time Jon and Kate give them any attention is when the cameras are there.
    TLC YOU ARE ALL MORONS.

  46. 46
    HOPE FOR 8 Says:

    How much is TLC paying Jon and Kate for pimping their children.
    TLC- PROFIT
    JON & KATE-PROFIT
    8 LITTLE CHILDREN- PIMPED

  47. 47
    dory Says:

    TLC should be finished filming. If Kate put up a tent herself, that is good for about 29 episodes, the remaining episodes could be filled with taking out the garbage, sitting on plastic chairs and learning how to turn on the grill. And Jon could be used as filler, lighting up cigarettes, scratching his big belly and wearing Kate’s clothing.

  48. 48
    Susan Says:

    Jon has put some weight on.

  49. 49
    toomuch Says:

    Sick. And not in the “good” slang way. Shame on you TLC

  50. 50
    Arrest her Says:

    …..and Kate’s scam on TV viewers continues

  51. 51
    Jessica Says:

    Awww… That picture of the kids are too cute. The three little girls look so adorable, I just wanna hug them. The kids are so beautiful and sweet… the parents, not so much.

  52. 52
    sam Says:

    Poor boys. Look at the picture here, the one Just Jared is using. Look at the boys’ faces and then the girls’ faces. The boys are not smiling – says it all. Poor little guys, they are adorable and it’s pathetic how unfair they are treated compared to those girls.

  53. 53
    TLC has no morals Says:

    #41…It’s easy to find who sponsors this show. Google the sponsors of the show, or just watch the commercials on the next JON&KATE Plus 8 show and get your list. Most of the stuff is what we use on a daily basis…Clorox, etc. I’m on my last Clorox bottle until the show is off the air permanently, and there’s a list of other items….THAT WE ALL CAN DO WITHOUT FOR A WHILE. This show became a BIG HIT when the parents starting fighting and making comments about splitting up. It’s not about the children anymore; it’s about control. The children are the pawns in this; poor babies.

    TLC is out of bounds big time. We have since found a lot of other channels and now are enjoying shows we wouldn’t have thought of watching before. I miss a lot of the TLC shows I used to watch faithfully, but don’t miss them when I think what it’s doing to not contribute to the betterment of society.

    For all of the supposed faith in the Lord that has been expressed by both parents, and their speaking engagements shared of how the Lord has shown Himself good and faithful, it’s now all lost–at least for the moment. It’s not that they didn’t really experience those things, but it’s called “losing their first love.” I’m not one to judge whether they should or should not have divorced; it happens, and it’s not something that makes one rejoice, and yet, these children need to be protected. They don’t have a say at all! I don’t think this is right. I’ll be surprised if these kids don’t rebel bigtime real soon when it all hits them what has happened before the world. How shameful! Do we really want to be a part of this? I think we have a part in this if we continue to view this family, especially in connection to what is going on with their father’s depraved behaviour.

    As if we don’t have enough stinkin “reality” in our own lives and of those around us. I can relate to people when they say they’ll follow the show because of the kids, but it’s a better choice to not support the show in hopes of getting them off the air. Do I feel that Jon and Kate are evil people? Absolutely not, but they’re not making good choices, and we’re just paying for them to do all this by watching and continuing to buy the products of those sponsoring the show.

  54. 54
    mark Says:

    Whatever will all you bullying internet harpies have to yap about if the show is canceled?

  55. 55
    Sammy Says:

    Yes, I’m excited they are returning. I love the show. I’m hoping and praying they will work things out.

  56. 56
    VICTORIA # 1 Says:

    @ TLC HAS NO MORALS— What was it Kate said a couple of years ago, when a viewer asked them ( e-mail time ) about church on Sunday, and how often they attended and where ??
    Wasn’t it something about being exhausted, and that was the only time she could sleep in and not have to worry about dressing 8 children and feeding them breakfast, just to go to church and have people ” bug them. “? I also believe she stated she did not know WHAT to think of ” organized religion anyway, “. Jon gave her the oddest look and just looked away, like, WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT, I HAVE NEVER HEARD THAT ONE BEFORE. ”
    She always talks about God and being a family, but one past nanny said when she was keeping the children over-night with other helpers, she asked if they were ready for their night prayers, and the children looked liked, ” what prayers. “? The nanny said she caught so-called good mother Kate in so many lies, it made her nervous.
    That ‘s not to say anything about the constant snapping , hollering and condescending remarks to her children, off the camera and out of ear-shot from the camera-crew. It was so ” heartbreaking to see the kids faces,, that she could NOT take one more day and quit without notice.” How sad.

  57. 57
    sam Says:

    @mark:

    Since you’re here too, guess you are a, ‘internet harpie’ doing some of your own ‘yapping’.

  58. 58
    samatha Says:

    jodi and kevin are so jealous of kateand jon. jodi leave kate alone. You slandered her name – you are the one that told the media that jon told you and kevin that kate is having an affair. If you really cared about kate and the kids, you would have withheld sharing that information so easily. But you were excited to share it and slander kate’s name. That is not fair to the children. You are hurting the children when you slander their mother’s name like that. jodi you are greedy for the money you are being paid to slander kate’s name and to destroy her. If you cared for the children you would not do that.

  59. 59
    Lekili Says:

    TLC is exploiting these children just as much as their parents are.
    Is it written in their contract that they must put the children on display for the press in their driveway so they can be photographed ?

    Divorce is a reality but it’s not to be broadcast on TV for everyone to see and especially at these children’s expense.

    I say boycott the program so the ratings drop and then and only then will TLC cancel this trainwreck.

  60. 60
    BOYCOTT Says:

    @don’t buy into the hype: B
    Hershey Chocolates has chosen Kate Gosselin as their spokesperson. Please, if you are serious about being heard and having this train wreck stopped, go to the Hershey website and voice your opinion as to her fitness to represent anything. If you don’t want to sign in to leave a comment, they have a toll free number listed.

  61. 61
    sasha Says:

    Okay where are the boys? Did Jon and Kate sell them to the highest bidder or something?

  62. 62
    Save8in09 Says:

    @don’t buy into the hype: Some of us have been boycotting and writing sponsors for over a year. Nobody cares.
    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/free-the-gosselin-8

  63. 63
    DebbieBeck Says:

    @IWHYAWLI: meth freak.

  64. 64
    Scruffy puffy Says:

    YES AND SHOW JON HITTING THE CLUBS STUMBLING DRUNK AND PHUCKING SOME TEENAGER. THEN KATE HAVING SEX IN HER HOUSE WITH HER BODYGUARD. ALL WHILE THE KIDS ARE PLAYING WITH THE NANNIES. EXCELLENT TV JUST WHAT AMERICA STRIVES FOR THE LATEST PIG VOMIT SHITTTT.

  65. 65
    Scruffy puffy Says:

    DON’T forget the CHURCH that should be built in the backyard and Kate could pretend she is religious with the kids, like MEL GIBSON, and Jon could visit and attend mass too! YAY ONE BIG DISGUSTING EXCUSE FOR A FAMILY.

  66. 66
    Anonymous Says:

    @Sole/soul fan: I think sole/soul was doing a play on words. Sole,like on feet. Sold their feet(soles of feet)

  67. 67
    Anonymous Says:

    @wowweewhippyforme: You want Kate’s bg to take forever & a day to solve the mystery of who’s trying to kill her & in the meantime her sister gets killed?

  68. 68
    Anonymous Says:

    @IWHYAWLI: You’re a evil minion from the firey depths of he*l.

  69. 69
    Anonymous Says:

    @Sammy: Are you the sammy that’s best friends with iwhyawli & post on her site now?

  70. 70
    Olivia Says:

    Tlc this family are not remarkable they are dysfunctional.
    Thank goodness a programme like this would not be allowed to be filmed in the uk
    wake up America stop allowing the exploitation of these children
    olivia uk

  71. 71
    joy Says:

    TheBEST thing would be for this show to be yanked off the air ASAP and let this family live their lives OUT of the public eye. Those children have and will be affected by this for the rest of their lives. The “adults” had choices, the children did not. Hopefully the children can come out of this wihtout too much baggage and trouble and lead “normal” lives.

  72. 72
    lexi Says:

    Why don’t they ask the kids if they still want to be filmed. TLC you need let this show go. These kids are going to be so messed up from this reality show. Their parents are now a mess. Money hungery parents that will do anything at their kids expense. Sad. . .live was better when they had no money. Gosselins you made a deal with the devil and now look what happened. It will be all down hill from here. . .

  73. 73
    connie Says:

    There is so much wrong with everything you said here, but I especially want to comment on the following:

    “But this past spring – life intervened and the family’s status changed. It was certainly something we never expected nor planned to have happen. But this has resulted in unprecedented television.”

    Bingo!! As you imply above, It’s all about television = ratings = money to TLC! How fortunate for you that this family is disintegrating in front of the viewing public. That’s great for ratings, isn’t it? Who cares about the children? How can this possibly be GOOD for them? Eileen O’Neill you have a lot to answer for. Perhaps when the eight children are older you’ll be willing to sit down with them and explain why you continued to exploit them and treat them as objects in a sideshow. or as lab rats, “how do children react when parents divorce”. How disgusting!!! These are living, breathing, feeling children. Certainly the parents are ultimately responsible, but who has the authority to break this contract? PLEASE! do what’s right….not what’s profitable.

  74. 74
    jessie Says:

    they’re cute

  75. 75
    Dianew Says:

    Seems to me that Eileen O’Neil must be taking the same drugs as Michael Jackson…….. Does she really think people are going to believe the crap she’s dishing out? The State of PA should investigate her along with the parents! Kate Gosselin pimps out her children for money — They are nothing but dollar signs to her. This show is anything BUT real life. Live in my house for one day – I’ll show you real life.

  76. 76
    IWHYAWLI Says:

    Debbie Beck, you are so mad because Kate and I are real friends not putend friends like you on your dumbo ran site. Kate is great.

  77. 77
    THE LOSERS CONTINUE (tlc) Says:

    NEW SHOW starts Monday; Kate hates the eight; but love the money; tune in.

  78. 78
    anonymous Says:

    Is Debbie Beck Baby Mama? Someone mentioned it,but they weren’t sure.

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    sCRUFFY pUFFY Says:

    BOYCOTT THE SHOW!!! MAYBE THEY WILL START TO BRING BACK MOVIES OF THE WEEK! REMEMBER THEM, THEY WERE GREAT.

  80. 80
    Kelsey Says:

    You know, in a way I kind of have to respect TLC in what they are trying to do. I know it seems like one of those trash reality shows now because of all the media attention going on with Jon and Kate and their trashy affairs. I don’t think anything will change, but divorces are what people go through and maybe showing a different perspective of this family may draw viewers in. I think that it’s good that the kids are out of the picture with the recent events going on and that it’s just Jon and Kate donning the tabloids and drama. If the kids were in the medias eye, they would no doubt become more messed up than if they stayed out of the medias attention like they are now. Neither way is good, of course, but what they’re doing seems like the best option. Canceling the show wouldn’t get rid of the Gosselins…they are now intertwined with it and getting out will be complicated.

  81. 81
    Tia marie Says:

    TLC, you have lost another viewer…if I had any doubts you are in the business of exploitation …ask the guys at Miami Ink (hmmm, they didn’t renew), I wish the Gosselins can see past the 15 minutes of fame and look at the long term effects this will have on their children. They didn’t sign a contract at birth and haven’t theymade enough money to insure they have “healthy and happy lives”.

    Fed UP with it all!

  82. 82
    sCRUFFY pUFFY Says:

    I WON’T SUPPORT 2 LOSERS WHO PIMP THEIR KIDS AND THEN HAVE AFFAIRS….WTF……AMERICAN TV IS GOING WAYYYY WAYYY DOWN THE TUBES AND EUROPE LAUGHS AT THE TRASH THAT IS BECOMING OUR ENTERTAINMENT. I WON’T CONTRIBUTE!!!

  83. 83
    la-la Says:

    well TLC you film all you like,make loads of money,and I for one will turn the channel as I’m not the least bit interested in watching this farce for money show!! Adios Jon&Kate,your days are numbered.

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    getreal Says:

    If there was one ounce of decency in either of these “parents” they would have ended this show ages ago to protect their children. In fact they never would have started it. But these two trash piles love the $$$. Make the decision for them and boycott the show.

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    eddie Says:

    seriously, why is he kissing her on her mouth like that – enlarge the picture of the little girl in red being kissed by her father. Why are her eyes closed while her father is kissing her? I do no trust jon

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    erica Says:

    jon gosselin is the tin can man – should not jon being doing something with his three sons? this man really does not like shouldering his responsibilities. when jon and kate were together – kate said several times that jon was always passing off the boys to her. now that he is away so much, he should be focusing some attention on those little boys when he’s in their home.

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    Anonymous Says:

    @eddie: The people that bring stuff like this up,are usually the ones doing it in the 1st place. So Eddie? HMMM…

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    lisamarie Says:

    Jon and Kate, if you are getting paid to do the show, then your children are WORKING also and should be getting separate paychecks in nonrevokable trusts. If the home/family setting is considered the “set” and the kids are present on an ongoing basis, they are essentially working (“living their lives” or not).
    The PA Dept. of Labor supposedly has been investigating this situation, but we are in a budget deadlock and some state employees aren’t even recieving paychecks–so I’ll bet nothing is being done right now.
    Jon and Kate +TLC–exploiters and child pimps.

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    anonymous Says:

    @eddie: Kids shouldn’t trust you.

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    Scruffy puffy Says:

    jon and kate = PIG VOMIT IS BETTER
    8 kids = future AHOLES

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    Debbie Says:

    Talk about over-sensationalizing! Eileen O’Neill is morally bankrupt concerning the American family. So, adultery and exploiting little children is now what the American family is all about, huh?
    This is what got me. O’Neill states: “… life intervened and the family’s status changed. It was certainly something we never expected nor planned to have happen. But this has resulted in unprecedented television”.
    Life intervened? And this “life” resulted in “unprecedented television”?
    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? Absoluted their so-called status changed. The more money and freebies YOU bestowed on them the more YOU encouraged. Ms. O’Neill let me remind you, as is the rest of America, that it is YOU who has caused this intervention.

    This show was good at one time. Now what we see is a broken family and a mother of 8 with implants, bizarre hair and clothes who has nothing good to say about anyone, and who never seems to have enough stuff. A dad with new hair plugs, chasing women all over who knows where on his custom made motorcycle. Thanks TLC. You have brought this crap into our homes for all to see. Including OUR kids.
    Pass the brain bleach, please.

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    suppress your appetite Says:

    Beautiful!

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