Kate Plus 8 Gets the Boot
TLC dumps show, Kate Gosselin looking ahead to book writing, dating
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 16, 2011 2:02 AM CDT
Kate Gosselin arrives at the Barnstable Brown Derby party in Louisville, Ky., earlier this year.   (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, file)
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(Newser) – Kate and her 8 have finally been shown the gate. TLC officials have announced they're not renewing the contract for Kate Plus 8 (formerly Jon and Kate Plus 8 before Jon left for greener pastures with fewer children). TLC tried to soften the blow by pointing out that the reality series featuring the Gosselin brood of twins plus sextuplets will hit the 150-episode mark by the end of this season, "an exceptional milestone."

We've had a "great run," tweeted Kate. "Six years of whirlwind fun-filled adventures thanks to TLC. While it is very sad for me and the kids (there were many tears at breakfast this morning), we're looking forward to our bright future." The "happy-to-be-divorced" Kate hopes to do motivational speaking, book writing, and "maybe even some dating," reports MSNBC.