Jon & Kate Plus 8
Taking full advantage of America’s obsession with reality television, Jon and Kate Gosselin became overnight ‘stars’ in 2007. Originally introduced to the world through two hour-long specials covering Kate’s experience having sextuplets and twins, TLC saw tremendous value in giving the family their own show — hence the creation of Jon & Kate Plus 8 in 2007. Unfortunately, the couple’s crumbling marriage was a burden too large for the parents of eight to overcome. The pair divorced in ’09, marking the end of Jon & Kate Plus 8. After five successful seasons, TLC’s hit show became Kate Plus 8. The show failed to reach its fans in the same way the original did, and ultimately folded after six tepid seasons.
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