August 15, 2011
TLC has announced that its once-big hit reality series is coming to a close. The network has cancelled Kate Plus 8 (formerly known as Jon & Kate Plus 8) after seven seasons.
Back in the show's heyday - when Jon and Kate were a couple - the series was a ratings smash for the cable network. When the couple split in 2009, causing the show to be retooled and renamed, interest waned and did not return.
"TLC has decided not to renew another season of Kate Plus 8," the network said in a statement. "By the end of this season, Kate Plus 8 will have hit the 150 episode mark (including Jon & Kate Plus 8); an exceptional milestone."
The network did add that they hope to periodically check in with Kate and her kids in the form of future specials. As it stands now, the last episode of the Kate Plus 8 as a series will air next month on September 12.