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Controversial [=TLC=] RealityShow about a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin family with eight kids]]. The series focused on the lives of Jon and Kate Gosselin, who have a pair of twins and a group of sextuplets (and 2+6=8). It chronicled their day-to-day lives.

It ran for four seasons before hell broke loose with the disintegrating marriage of the Gosselins, with accusations of adultery on both sides being tossed around. [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity The scandal paid off for the show]], leading to the fifth-season having record ratings as [[BileFascination Americans turned in to see the trainwreck up close]] as Jon and Kate separated. The series was put on a hiatus, undergoing retooling as TLC wished to jettison the soon-to-be-divorced Jon from the show and rename it "Kate Plus Eight". Needless to say, Jon fired back with a cease and desist order towards production of the show, saying that it "has damaged the children's lives." Due to the controversy surrounding the show and Jon and Kate's divorce, it was canceled.

And even more recently, it was UnCanceled...sort of. A two-hour special and limited series, entitled ''Kate Plus Eight'', showing how the family currently is doing, will air, and then a new series called ''Twist of Kate'' following Kate as she travels around the U.S., will soon follow.

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!!Examples:

* ControlFreak: Kate.
* {{Crossover}}: Jon, the boys, and one of the twins attended a Phillies game; Kate+Eight went to ''Ace Of Cakes''' bakery as a birthday surprise for Kate; Jon visited the ''Monster Garage'' dudes (TLC wouldn't let him keep the chopper); Emeril Lagasse visited the house to cook dinner during/after the divorce announcement episode.
** Kate also appeared on Sarah Palin's Alaska, when the Palin family went camping and invited the Gosselins along. It wasn't a very long appearance, since she left before they were supposed to go home (despite the children having a blast).
* DayInTheLife
* DesignStudentsOrgasm: Jon's [[IconicOutfit Ed Hardy T-shirts]].
* DomesticAbuser: Kate persistently yelled at her husband Jon, belittled him, and repeatedly hit him. On camera. In addition, people who knew the Gosselin family said she kept him on a $5 a week budget, had invaded his office to scream at him in front of colleagues at work, and prevented him from attending his own family's funeral. Make of this what you will. According to Jon, she even pulled a WoundedGazelleGambit on the cops when she was having a tantrum and he wouldn't let her in the house.
* DoubleStandard: People sympathized with Jon's situation under the abusive Kate... Until he manned up and got a divorce. Then the media turned him into a douchebag manbastard (admittedly, some of his behavior was suspect and didn't help) and the formerly demonized Kate was made sympathetic.
* DownerEnding: The show was canceled amid Jon and Kate's divorce proceedings. When Kate told the twins about the divorce, one [[HeroicBSOD broke down and cried]] while the other was all "Yeah, I kinda figured." ''Ouch''. The sextuplets' reaction was "Okay, when's lunch?", but they were five at that point.
* FollowTheLeader: ''Series/NineteenKidsAndCounting'' and ''TableForTwelve'', whose commercials played [[MoodWhiplash uncomfortably]] during Kate's [[TearJerker tearful]] final interview and the final episode.
* FriendshipDenial: The episode "It's A Book" has the young Leah Gosselin saying this:
-->"Don't call me buddy. Call me Leah."
* GenkiGirl: A few of the children, but Alexis in particular was one of the loudest.
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Kate refused a selective reduction.
* GranolaGirl: Kate insisted on an all-organic diet for the kids.
* HulaAndLuaus: Jon and Kate went to Hawaii to renew their vows (coincidentally the same place as ''The Little Couple''). That was also a chance for Jon's Hawaiian relatives who couldn't attend the original wedding to celebrate.
* ImportantHairCut: Inverted -- After the show finished Kate got hair extensions that made her look a lot like Sharon Stone.
* ImprobableHairstyle: And yet, there it is. You know you've got it when there's a ''Halloween wig'' of your hairstyle and at least two pairs of news anchors (including ''Regis and Kelly'') dress as you for Halloween.
* {{Jerkass}}: Let's face it, Kate was a huge bitch to Jon.
* LawOfInverseFertility: Jon didn't want any more kids after the twins. When he agreed to try for one more, he got '''six.''' A ''Good Housekeeping'' article mentions that Kate wants to adopt another boy from Korea.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings
* MoneyDearBoy: Why Jon agreed to continue filming, at least initially.
* MyBelovedSmother
* ProductDisplacement: TLC has started blurring Jon's [[DesignStudentsOrgasm Ed Hardy]] shirts in newer episodes.
* TheProfessor: Aaden.
* SiblingYinYang: The girls and the boys (the somewhat bossy girls took after their mother while the more laid-back boys took after their father).
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: It started out as fairly ideal, but like all on-screen marriages, was TooGoodToLast. An article in the LA Times pointed out that after the stress of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_American_Family "An American Family"'s]] filming added to the couple divorcing, you'd think people would know better about letting cameras into their homes.
* SpinOff: ''[[PunnyName Twist Of Kate]]'' where she travels the country giving people advice.
* TeamMom:
-->'''Hannah''': Iw'll take care of da kids!
* TooManyBabies: The premise.
* TheUnfairSex: Despite being the victim of emotional and (sometimes) physical abuse in the relationship, Jon was invariably cast as the bad guy for "doing her wrong", and basically was forced out of the limelight because of this. Kate, on the other hand, still continued to get magazine covers and guest appearances on other shows.
** And, as noted above, got her own spinoff where she gives other people relationship advice... despite arguably being the one to cause her marriage to destruct so spectacularly.
* VacationEpisode: Jon and Kate renewed their wedding vows with a trip to Hawaii.
* YourCheatingHeart: Both Jon and Kate. With Jon, at least, he had ''some'' justification for wanting to find someone who wouldn't consistently abuse him.

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to:

Controversial [=TLC=] RealityShow about a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin family with eight kids]]. The series focused on the lives of Jon and Kate Gosselin, who have a pair of twins and a group of sextuplets (and 2+6=8). It chronicled their day-to-day lives.

It ran for four seasons before hell broke loose with the disintegrating marriage of the Gosselins, with accusations of adultery on both sides being tossed around. [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity The scandal paid off for the show]], leading to the fifth-season having record ratings as [[BileFascination Americans turned in to see the trainwreck up close]] as Jon and Kate separated. The series was put on a hiatus, undergoing retooling as TLC wished to jettison the soon-to-be-divorced Jon from the show and rename it "Kate Plus Eight". Needless to say, Jon fired back with a cease and desist order towards production of the show, saying that it "has damaged the children's lives." Due to the controversy surrounding the show and Jon and Kate's divorce, it was canceled.

And even more recently, it was UnCanceled...sort of. A two-hour special and limited series, entitled ''Kate Plus Eight'', showing how the family currently is doing, will air, and then a new series called ''Twist of Kate'' following Kate as she travels around the U.S., will soon follow.

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!!Examples:

* ControlFreak: Kate.
* {{Crossover}}: Jon, the boys, and one of the twins attended a Phillies game; Kate+Eight went to ''Ace Of Cakes''' bakery as a birthday surprise for Kate; Jon visited the ''Monster Garage'' dudes (TLC wouldn't let him keep the chopper); Emeril Lagasse visited the house to cook dinner during/after the divorce announcement episode.
** Kate also appeared on Sarah Palin's Alaska, when the Palin family went camping and invited the Gosselins along. It wasn't a very long appearance, since she left before they were supposed to go home (despite the children having a blast).
* DayInTheLife
* DesignStudentsOrgasm: Jon's [[IconicOutfit Ed Hardy T-shirts]].
* DomesticAbuser: Kate persistently yelled at her husband Jon, belittled him, and repeatedly hit him. On camera. In addition, people who knew the Gosselin family said she kept him on a $5 a week budget, had invaded his office to scream at him in front of colleagues at work, and prevented him from attending his own family's funeral. Make of this what you will. According to Jon, she even pulled a WoundedGazelleGambit on the cops when she was having a tantrum and he wouldn't let her in the house.
* DoubleStandard: People sympathized with Jon's situation under the abusive Kate... Until he manned up and got a divorce. Then the media turned him into a douchebag manbastard (admittedly, some of his behavior was suspect and didn't help) and the formerly demonized Kate was made sympathetic.
* DownerEnding: The show was canceled amid Jon and Kate's divorce proceedings. When Kate told the twins about the divorce, one [[HeroicBSOD broke down and cried]] while the other was all "Yeah, I kinda figured." ''Ouch''. The sextuplets' reaction was "Okay, when's lunch?", but they were five at that point.
* FollowTheLeader: ''Series/NineteenKidsAndCounting'' and ''TableForTwelve'', whose commercials played [[MoodWhiplash uncomfortably]] during Kate's [[TearJerker tearful]] final interview and the final episode.
* FriendshipDenial: The episode "It's A Book" has the young Leah Gosselin saying this:
-->"Don't call me buddy. Call me Leah."
* GenkiGirl: A few of the children, but Alexis in particular was one of the loudest.
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Kate refused a selective reduction.
* GranolaGirl: Kate insisted on an all-organic diet for the kids.
* HulaAndLuaus: Jon and Kate went to Hawaii to renew their vows (coincidentally the same place as ''The Little Couple''). That was also a chance for Jon's Hawaiian relatives who couldn't attend the original wedding to celebrate.
* ImportantHairCut: Inverted -- After the show finished Kate got hair extensions that made her look a lot like Sharon Stone.
* ImprobableHairstyle: And yet, there it is. You know you've got it when there's a ''Halloween wig'' of your hairstyle and at least two pairs of news anchors (including ''Regis and Kelly'') dress as you for Halloween.
* {{Jerkass}}: Let's face it, Kate was a huge bitch to Jon.
* LawOfInverseFertility: Jon didn't want any more kids after the twins. When he agreed to try for one more, he got '''six.''' A ''Good Housekeeping'' article mentions that Kate wants to adopt another boy from Korea.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings
* MoneyDearBoy: Why Jon agreed to continue filming, at least initially.
* MyBelovedSmother
* ProductDisplacement: TLC has started blurring Jon's [[DesignStudentsOrgasm Ed Hardy]] shirts in newer episodes.
* TheProfessor: Aaden.
* SiblingYinYang: The girls and the boys (the somewhat bossy girls took after their mother while the more laid-back boys took after their father).
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: It started out as fairly ideal, but like all on-screen marriages, was TooGoodToLast. An article in the LA Times pointed out that after the stress of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_American_Family "An American Family"'s]] filming added to the couple divorcing, you'd think people would know better about letting cameras into their homes.
* SpinOff: ''[[PunnyName Twist Of Kate]]'' where she travels the country giving people advice.
* TeamMom:
-->'''Hannah''': Iw'll take care of da kids!
* TooManyBabies: The premise.
* TheUnfairSex: Despite being the victim of emotional and (sometimes) physical abuse in the relationship, Jon was invariably cast as the bad guy for "doing her wrong", and basically was forced out of the limelight because of this. Kate, on the other hand, still continued to get magazine covers and guest appearances on other shows.
** And, as noted above, got her own spinoff where she gives other people relationship advice... despite arguably being the one to cause her marriage to destruct so spectacularly.
* VacationEpisode: Jon and Kate renewed their wedding vows with a trip to Hawaii.
* YourCheatingHeart: Both Jon and Kate. With Jon, at least, he had ''some'' justification for wanting to find someone who wouldn't consistently abuse him.

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31st May '13 7:10:05 AM billythehick
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Controversial [=TLC=] RealityShow about a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin family with eight kids]]. The series focused on the lives of Jon and Kate Gosselin, who have a pair of twins and a group of sextuplets (for those of you slow on the uptake, that's the "Plus Eight"). It chronicled their day-to-day lives.

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Controversial [=TLC=] RealityShow about a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin family with eight kids]]. The series focused on the lives of Jon and Kate Gosselin, who have a pair of twins and a group of sextuplets (for those of you slow on the uptake, that's the "Plus Eight").(and 2+6=8). It chronicled their day-to-day lives.
2nd Mar '13 8:15:36 AM MickeyMoose
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* {{Jerkass}}: Let's face it, Kate was a huge bitch to Jon. Of course there are times where Jon seems to have been just as bad.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Let's face it, Kate was a huge bitch to Jon. Of course there are times where Jon seems to have been just as bad.
24th Feb '13 9:15:58 PM 84788484
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** And, as noted above, got her own spinoff where she gives other people relationship advice... despite arguably being the one to cause her marriage to destruct so spectacularly.
15th Feb '13 10:02:00 AM 313Bluestreak
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* FriendshipDenial: The episode "It's A Book" has the young Leah Gosselin saying this:
-->"Don't call me buddy. Call me Leah."
31st Jan '13 7:50:51 AM SeptimusHeap
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* DesignStudentsOrgasm: Jon's [[MemeticOutfit Ed Hardy T-shirts]].

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* DesignStudentsOrgasm: Jon's [[MemeticOutfit [[IconicOutfit Ed Hardy T-shirts]].
29th Nov '12 4:13:34 PM chopshop
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* {{Jerkass}}: Let's face it, Kate was a huge bitch to Jon. Of course there are times where Jon seems to have been just as bad.
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* SiblingYinYang: The girls and the boys (the somewhat bossy girls took after their mother while the more laid-back boys took after their father)

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* SiblingYinYang: The girls and the boys (the somewhat bossy girls took after their mother while the more laid-back boys took after their father)father).
6th Oct '12 2:51:58 PM DynamicDragon
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