Jon Cut From Jon & Kate Plus 8

Gosselin divorce impacts reality show; will continue—for now—with just Kate
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 29, 2009 11:39 AM CDT
The photo released by TLC shows the Gosselin family posing for a photo at a party to celebrate the sextuplets fifth birthday. Mom Kate is at left and dad Jon on the far right.   (AP Photo/TLC, Michael Pilla)
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(Newser) – Jon Gosselin’s douchey antics appear to have finally gotten TLC’s attention. The network is dropping the reality dad from Jon & Kate Plus 8 as of Nov. 2 and changing the name to Kate Plus 8. “Given Jon’s recent antics, there was no way the show could continue to portray him as a doting Dad, not while all this other crap was going on,” a source tells People.

Or, as the TLC president put it in a statement: “Given the recent changes in the family dynamics, it only makes sense for us to refresh and recalibrate the program to keep pace with the family," though she adds that "Jon's going to be involved in the show"—which may even be canceled, Perez Hilton adds. On her Facebook page, Kate recently posted, "With ratings falling, this might be the last season of Jon & Kate Plus 8. I'm not sure yet."