Kate Gosselin's reality show 'Kate Plus 8' is canceled
Kate Gosselin's reality show "Kate Plus 8," which showcases her life with her eight children, has been canceled.
The TLC series saw Gosselin, 36, living life as a single mother of sextuplets - 7-year-old Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel, and twin daughters, Cara and Madelyn, who are are 11.
The show is a spin-off of Gosselin's original reality program, "Jon & Kate Plus 8," which debuted in 2007 and featured her and then-husband Jon. The series changed its name in 2009, when the couple divorced, and ratings have since declined.
"TLC has decided not to renew another season of "Kate Plus 8," a spokesperson for the Discovery-owned cable network said in a statement to OnTheRedCarpet.com on Monday, August 15. "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 final episode of "Kate Plus 8" is set to air on September 12, the spokesperson added.
"We've had a great run!" Gosselin said on Twitter on Monday. "Six years of whirlwind funfilled adventures thanks to TLC and our many many supportive and diehard fans! While it is very sad for me and the kids (there were many tears at the breakfast table this morning!), we are looking forward with great anticipation to our bright future!"
Gosselin added that she chooses "to see the positive in this situation" and hopes to have more time for "motivational speaking, book writing and other fun work opportunities."
"And maybe even some dating??!!" she added. "We wish our fans well. And remember, this is not 'goodbye'. I prefer to say 'See you around!' Xoxo."
During the current season of the show, Gosselin and her children traveled to Australia, where they spent time on the beach, visited a zoo (pictured above) and hung out with Bindi Irwin, the daughter of the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin.
In December 2010, the family also appeared on an episode of the Discovery Channel reality show "Sarah Palin's Alaska," where they met up with the former governor and vice presidential candidate in her home state.
On NBC's "Today Show" earlier this month, Gosselin addressed rumors that her show was getting canceled, saying: "There is a lot of talk about it and nobody's told me, so we're happy to continue on and will do so as long as people are watching."Gosselin's messy divorce often dominated tabloid covers and made the couple one of the most talked-about reality couples at the time. In 2010, Gosselin appeared on ABC competition show "Dancing With The Stars."
In December, Gosselin made headlines when she pulled her children Collin and Alexis out of school for behavioral problems. She told NBC's "Today" show in April that they are doing fine.
Her husband has since late 2009 dropped out of the spotlight. In February, he was photographed wearing construction gear and working on a building in Pennsylvania, where the family lives.
Gosselin said in June that things between her and her ex were on the mend. During her more recent interview on the "Today" show, she talked about her current love life, saying she is "definitely ready" to start dating.
On the next episode of "Kate Plus 8," which airs on Monday, August 15, Gosselin reminices about her marriage troubles and life as a single mother.
"I'm lonely," she said. "I miss having another parent here. Not the parent that was here. I wouldn't change my marriage because I have eight awesome kids that I wouldn't change. But people change and they're not who you thought you were and if they're not for you, move on. And I have."
Check out a clip for "Kate Plus 8" below.