Love it or hate it, part of TV history will soon come to an end.
TLC issued this statement today. “TLC has decided not to renew another season of Kate Plus 8. 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.”
Oh goody, this means the cable channel left open the possibility of giving this media whore potentially more air time.
OK, I admit I used to watch Jon & Kate Plus 8 religiously. I’d force Van to watch it with me too, all the while complaining about how mean Kate was, how awful the show was, and how annoyed I was seeing all the product placements and freebies the Gosselin family would get for parading their freakish family in front of the cameras for the world to watch.
Yes, I hated the show, but I couldn’t stop watching because I loved how much I felt like a better wife and mom, compared to Kate. There’s nothing like seeing someone behave so badly to make yourself feel better, and Kate behaved like a bitch. I can be a bitch too, but at least I only act that way in front of my friends and family, not in front of the millions of people who would watch the reality show every week.
That all changed once their lives went way beyond reality, and became a circus sideshow. It didn’t matter that I no longer watched the show though, because you saw Jon and Kate everywhere, hurling verbal insults at each other as they aired out their dirty divorce proceedings for the masses. I suspect I’m not the only one who felt this way because if people really still enjoyed watching Kate and her kids, TLC never would have cancelled the show.
Now if only Kate would go into obscurity, never to return to TV, giving her eight kids a chance at reclaiming what’s left of their childhood. Yeah, like that’s really going to happen. Well, adios for now Kate, until you get your next reality show, ’cause we all know it’s only a matter of time.