“Kate Plus 8” has officially run its course.
The reality show that began as “Jon and Kate Plus 8,” then morphed into “Kate Plus 8” after the messy divorce of Kate and Jon Gosselin, has been cancelled. TLC issued a statement this afternoon confirming that the show will end at the conclusion of its current season.
“By the end of this season Kate Plus 8 will have hit the 150 episode mark (including Jon & Kate Plus 8); an exceptional milestone. TLC hopes to check in with Kate and the family periodically with specials in the future,” the statement read.
This announcement comes a week after Kate Gosselin denied the show was getting the axe during an interview on “Today.”
“Nobody has told me [about being cancelled],” Gosselin said to “Today’s” Ann Curry. “We’re happy to continue on and will do so as long as people are watching.”
The problem is that people weren’t watching. Ratings for the show had dipped to around or below 1 million viewers in recent weeks, which apparently wasn’t enough to keep TLC in the Kate Gosselin game.
What’s next for Kate Gosselin then? She can always shop a reality show idea to other networks, as our Sarah Hughes suggested she might.
Or she could just take a break and stay out of the spotlight for a while. Just an idea.