Jon and Kate Plus 8: It's Over

Well, thank God. That's it. No more. TLC has finally figured out what the rest of us knew months ago: No matter what new form it tried to take, Jon and Kate Plus 8 was not going to work anymore. Everyone hates either one or both of the parents, and ruining the lives of children for our own half-hour bursts of mild endorphins is just too cruel to condone. So the network has officially pulled the plug on the entire series, with plans to wring a few more episodes out of the bloody cloth before tossing the whole damn thing out and trying to forget it forever.

There had been a half-baked plan for about a week or two to rebrand the show Kate Plus 8 after TLC fired Jon from his family for being an Ed Hardy-wearing bloat-o-rama who's trying pathetically to recapture the youth he squandered raising a litter of infants, but that was a terrible idea. Because the whole show was about this normal, totes together family that was struggling but mostly succeeding in raising an enormous family. And if Kate's just lonely and divorced and grubbing for fame while Jon's off playing hide the Gosselin with his wife's plastic surgeon's young daughter, well it doesn't matter how cute the kids are, the whole thing would still leave a bad taste in everyone's mouth. So after all the bargaining and denial, TLC has finally accepted that its lucrative, flagship cashcow is dead and it's time to move on. Good for them.

Next up on the family destruction roster? Duggars, come on down! Now that one I would love to watch.

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Nov 13, 2009
I've moved on to the littlest couple
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Oct 28, 2009
It is about time. This show stopped being entertaining in Hawaii.
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Oct 26, 2009
I feel for the kids in this whole thing. First it is hard enough to go through a normal divorce without the camera in your face. These parents are going to have to get there act together. Maybe they are actually going to have to work. And I am not saying that being a mother is not hard work, instead of Jon going and spending a flashy weekend in Vegas he will have to take care of his kids. Kate will more than likely get a new show along the lines. I do feel for her he seems like such an a@@.
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Oct 26, 2009
I never watched the show even once, and wouldn't even know the couple existed if I hadn't noticed their pictures on a number of silly magazines, and started reading them on my part time job, out of bordem. If my own life weren't in shambles since the 2009 state budget cuts, the loss of my business, and the need to work on a part time job that allows me to even read such trash, I still would not know the couple existed. We all tend to think money will solve our problems until we get it. Case closed. These people were exposed, and held to higher moral integrity than those who read the cheap magazines live up to in most cases. Those of you who are so happy that they will have to work on "normal" jobs, must hate your own little jobs, and your own little lives. Who cares what they do or don't do? If you are so happy the show is ending, why were you keeping up with it in the first place. If I could find work in my own field, I wouldn't know they were even out there, and wouldn't be writing these comments about them right now. What is your excuse? If it is the same as mine, God bless you. If not, find something better to do with your own life. LOL. V
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Oct 25, 2009
The show completely ruined their lives.
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Oct 18, 2009
Good. Now they, especially Kate, will find out how expensive things really are.
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Oct 17, 2009
it is going to be an entirely new world for the younger 6. they have been on camera since they were born. they needed to stop the show though. and get all ten of them in counselling. jon and kate forgot why they love each other, why they got married. all about the kids and the money. stopped talking to each other. the poor kids.
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Oct 17, 2009
I really dont understand how this show got to be as big as it did but then again people love train wrecks and thats just sad.Im very proud to say that i dont think ive ever watched a full episode of jon and kate,only small snippets here and there from when my wife watched it a few years ago.
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Oct 17, 2009
So sad that it is ending in the huge public fiasco that has evolved. The kids deserve some privacy, even if their parents don't. Now that they have become accustomed to living in the upper echelon income bracket, they will not easily go back to a normal life. They will have to do commercials, lines of clothing or something like that to keep themselves in the manner of which they have become accustomed to.
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Oct 17, 2009
thank you!! maybe now the children can return to a normal life!
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Oct 16, 2009
It's about time.
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Oct 16, 2009
Thank God!!!!!! Does that mean we're gonna stop seeing them on TV 24/7, or that they're gonna stop reporting on them etc. I doubt it'll happen any time soon.
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Oct 16, 2009
PERSONALY I THINK THE OTHER HAIR THAT SHE HAD ON "GOOD MORNING AMERICA" SHOW WAS VERY BECOMING TO HER THAN THE ONE THAT SHE HAS NOW !
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Oct 16, 2009
I FOR ONE AM HAPPY THAT THE SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELED, BECAUSE IT IS NOT ABOUT THE THE FAMILY WHO IS RAISEING A SET OF TWINS AND SEXUPLETS, ANYMORE IT IS ABOUT TWO DIVORCEING PARENTS NOW. THEY NEED TO GO OFF THE TV AND WORK ON THEIR PROBLEMS.!
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Oct 16, 2009
Watching Kate practically emasculate Jon in front of the cameras during the early seasons of the show was just ridiculous. No wonder the whole thing ended as badly as it did. You can guarantee that Kate will be milking this whole shenanigans for all its worth for months to come, donning a new hairstyle or another face lift for each interview.
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Oct 16, 2009
We'll be hearing about these people for years, as the kids get older and have psychological problems and start fighting or shoplifting or drinking...
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Oct 16, 2009
Good to hear getting tired of hearing about all their drama. They need to stop thinking about themselves and start thinking about those 8 kids they have.
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Oct 16, 2009
Why would you love to watch the Duggar's family destruct? That's a little sick. I mean, yeah the Duggars are weird, but at least it's obvious that they love each other and love their family. They're making it work albeit in their own strange kind of way, but they seem like very nice people. And with fiasco that has become the Gosselins, they don't seem that crazy anymore.
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Oct 16, 2009
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This the perfect justice for these two parents, that their show was cancelled. A reality check for them. After bringing all of those children into the world and then breaking up their family, now they are going to have to figure out how to take care of them on a more average income.
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Oct 16, 2009
I've never wattched the show because I hate reality TV, but from clips I've seen Kate sure treats Jon like crap, verbal abuse comes to mind. He's no saint either, I keep seeing him on Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood whining about his marriage and the show. Like someone else pointed out I don't think we've seen the last of Kate in fact I guarantee it.
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Oct 16, 2009
yay yeah wahoo hip hip hurray. thank god its finally over. lets just hope tlc doesn't just find another family to replace them with.
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Oct 16, 2009
I hope the family save a lot of that tv money because they are still going to have 8 kids to raise. Its too bad that the parents both ended up becoming douchebags.
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Oct 16, 2009
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES yeesesssssssssssSSS!!! And it only took me praying every night for 2 years to make this happen!!!! YESSSSS I never thought in ever ever ever... i would thank Jon (btw he really needs to work out... he's grossing the nation out). I hope those kids turn out ok.
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Oct 16, 2009
"It's Over"? It should never have started...
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Oct 16, 2009
It's a sad thing that happened to this family.
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Oct 16, 2009
If they had only trashed this show earlier -- they might have saved the kids & the marriage!

It was the very worst of a bad crop of reality shows - such obvious greed and and such a pair of phoneys. "Get a job you has beens and get the kids & youselves into counselling"!! Shame on TLC for ever creating such a travesty!!! The network should be charged with promoting child explotation & neglect!
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Oct 16, 2009
Thank god the show is over! It's sad that a couple having 8 children should live off television money filming their lives to begin with...especially in regards to the children. Such nonsense is just not normal living for anyone let alone children.

Now they can go and find hopefully some real jobs to support the mess they have created. Don't know how they became a show to begin with.
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Oct 16, 2009
While I am thrilled that the show is finally ending, you can be pretty certain that Kate isn't going anywhere anytime soon. I know TLC has been planning some independent projects for her, so you can bet she will fight to get her own show somehow before she even considers returning to the real world/workforce. I always thought that the kids would be able to return to some kind of normalcy if the show ended, but honestly, the damage has already been done. The children are still redeemable, but is Kate going to put in the work to do that? Of course not. She will go on every talk show she can, force herself to bawl for the cameras, and relish in turning the kids against their father as much as she can. She wants to be in the limelight, and she is not going to give that up without a fight - and that means, of course, that the victims are (just as they've always been) the children.
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Oct 15, 2009
Actually I think next up on the TLC family destruction roster is the Roloffs.
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Oct 15, 2009
That's great news for the kids and bad news for Jon and Kate. Now that they won't have the cushy income from their reality show, they'll have te return the real world and reenter the workforce.
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Oct 15, 2009
aww what a pitty
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Oct 15, 2009
This is good news for the children.
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Oct 15, 2009
That's a real shame; it means Jon wins. Jon shouldn't win, he's a douche.
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Oct 15, 2009
good riddance
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Oct 15, 2009
Jon has set a horrible example for his children; especially, his sons. One can only hope that Jon and Kate will get their act together in time to repair at least some of the damage already done. I'm not going to fault Jon & Kate for wanting to make some money by having their lives (and children) filmed - trust me, plenty of children all over the world are being damaged well enough without the benefit of cameras. But I will fault them for not having the good sense to STOP the cameras once their family had evolved into what can be best described as a painfully familiar, freak sideshow.
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Oct 15, 2009
glad its over
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Oct 15, 2009
I did not think this day would come but - Yessss. I was getting tired of these two and hope to never here about them again. Really hope they do not do a Jordan and Peter.
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Oct 15, 2009
Heh, Jon and Kate plus 8 have died, Doesn't seem to be worth it now that their marriage has ended in flames and their family is in disarray
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Oct 15, 2009
The Duggar destruction would be a blast to watch ... the Gosselins demise sadly proved to be nowhere near as entertaining as I ( and many others ) had hoped. However, I am still keeping my fingers crossed that the'll do a Jon & Kate Plus 8: 10 Years Later special at some point down the road so that we can see what kind of young adults those poor kids have become. I don't see good things for Mady and Joel in the future.
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