TLC: Jon & Kate Plus 8 to become Kate Plus 8
Bye bye, Jon Gosselin, Jon & Kate Plus 8 is about to be rechristened Kate Plus 8 according to TLC. Actually Jon isn’t saying goodbye completely. TLC says he’ll continue to appear, just less often than before.
The newly dubbed Kate Plus 8 will begin on November 2, 2009 and still focus on the lives of the kids, with more focus on Kate’s new role as single mom now that Jon & Kate have filed for divorce and have been separated since June.
Though initially the calamity in the Gosselin’s lives spiked the ratings to lofty heights (10.6 million average viewers for an episode in late June), the numbers have dropped off precipitously since then.
How will Kate do on her own? My guess is the number won’t be very different than they have been recently (in the 1.7 million range), but i’m sure we’ll hear on November 3.