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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”

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  1. 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.

  2. 77

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

  3. 78
    anonymous Says:

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

  4. 79
    sCRUFFY pUFFY Says:


  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 82
    sCRUFFY pUFFY Says:


  8. 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.

  9. 84
    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.

  10. 85
    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

  11. 86
    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.

  12. 87
    Anonymous Says:

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

  13. 88
    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.

  14. 89
    anonymous Says:

    @eddie: Kids shouldn’t trust you.

  15. 90
    Scruffy puffy Says:

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

  16. 91
    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:


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