'The Show Must Go On': Kate
TLC must contend with new, darker show
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2009 12:42 PM CDT

(Newser) – Jon and Kate may be divorcing, but “the show must go on,” Kate said on last night’s episode. But how, exactly? TLC is probably pretty pleased Jon and Kate Plus 8 will continue shooting despite the title couple leading—and filming—separate lives, Variety reports, considering the high ratings the network will likely see for last night’s “announcement.”

Still, the network must contend with the episodes that have already been shot, which are now dated if not irrelevant. Execs will also have to decide how to deal with the show’s new, darker turn—which both parties are referring to as “the next chapter,” E! adds. The Gosselin children will stay in their Pennsylvania home, with Jon and Kate taking turns living there with them.