Gosselin Mess Hits Law & Order

Ripped from the headlines...a Jon-and-Kate inspired tale
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2009 3:45 PM CDT
The photo released by TLC shows the Gosselin family posing for a photo at a party to celebrate the sextuplets fifth birthday.   (AP Photo/TLC, Michael Pilla)

(Newser) – The hot mess that is the Gosselin family is set to hit NBC's Law & Order—with a few twists. The Oct. 16 episode Reality Bites revolves around a show named Larry Plus 10; if you're wondering why there's no Kate in that equation, that's because she's dead: Larry's wife, "Joy," has been bludgeoned to death, and guess who the suspect is?

In the storyline, Joy had qualms about doing the show, and the deep-in-debt Larry signed on to do it the day after her murder. There's also a young babysitter girlfriend and some stiff competition, in the form of a Nadya Suleman stand-in who was angling to get a show for her own brood of 10. The episode mentions the Gosselins and the Sulemans by name, notes the New York Post.