TLC is billing next week's episode as the series finale of Jon & Kate Plus 8. A month ago, TLC officials said that the show would be ending in mid-to-late November, after originally announcing in September that the show would live on as Kate Plus 8. But I guess diminishing ratings, an ugly divorce and having to deal with the antics of Jon Gosselin suing the network proved too much.
I think more likely though it's just promoting next week as the series finale both as a "let the dust settle" move and perhaps in an effort to boost the ratings.
Even ratings that were way, way off the highs still proved to be TLC's highest-rated show. What does that mean? It means like it or not, we have not yet seen the last of the Gosselins.
Here's the blurb about tonight's episodes from TLC along with the note about next week being the show's series finale.
TONIGHT - 9pm on TLC
JON & KATE PLUS 8 - Back-to-back new episodes
Gymnastics & Baseball - While a lot has changed for the family, Jon and Kate still strive to give each of their children a normal childhood. For the Gosselin kids, it's time for some sporty fun! Kate enrolls all the kids in gymnastics classes and the tumbling begins and Jon takes the kids to a local minor league baseball game.
Never Before Seen -Kate shares never before seen footage from season 5. The family decides to get passports for a big trip, Kate celebrates her 10th wedding anniversary with the kids, Jon tries to train the dogs and Kate hits the road for her book signing. Viewers get a chance to see what hit the cutting room floor.
NOTE: NEXT MON - A Special 1-hr SERIES FINALE of Jon and Kate plus 8.