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* YourCheatingHeart: Both Jon and Kate. With Jon, at least, he had ''some'' justification for wanting to find someone who wouldn't consistently abuse him.


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.

Then the series was UnCanceled... sort of. TLC went through with their plans of kicking Jon off the show by airing a new series entitled ''Kate Plus Eight'', showing how the family was doing post-divorce. This show did poorly in the ratings, running for only two seasons before it was cancelled in 2011. The cancellation put the kibosh on a second spin-off entitled ''Twist of Kate'' (which would have featured Kate sans kids travelling across the U.S. and visiting single mothers), and ultimately ended the collaboration between Jon, Kate and TLC.

The series has been recently revived again as a regular series during the start of 2015 after two successful specials in the middle of 2014. Jon is also not involved with this iteration of the series.

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It Beginning with a pair of specials (''Sextuplets and Twins'' and ''Sextuplets and Twins: One Year Later''), the show proper ran for four seasons from 2007 to 2009 before hell broke loose with the disintegrating loose. The marriage of the Gosselins, Gosselins began disintegrating, with accusations of adultery on both sides being tossed around. Of course [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity The the scandal paid off for the show]], leading to the fifth-season having record ratings as [[BileFascination Americans turned in to see the trainwreck train wreck 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 ''Kate Plus Eight". Needless to say, Eight'', showing how the family was doing post-divorce.

However, the ratings tanked, and things only got worse when
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 Between the controversy surrounding the show and Jon and Kate's divorce, it was canceled.

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divorce and the series was UnCanceled... sort of. TLC went through with their plans of kicking Jon off the show by airing a new series entitled ''Kate Plus Eight'', showing how the family was doing post-divorce. This show did poorly in the dwindling ratings, running for it was canceled after only two seasons before it was cancelled in 2011.additional seasons. The cancellation put the kibosh on a second spin-off entitled ''Twist of Kate'' (which would have featured Kate sans kids travelling across the U.S. and visiting single mothers), and ultimately seemingly ended the collaboration between Jon, Kate and TLC.

The series has been recently Then it was UnCanceled...sort of. TLC revived again ''Kate Plus Eight'' as a regular series during the start of 2015 after two successful specials in the middle of 2014. Jon is was also not involved with this iteration of the series.
series. The show managed to continue for another four truncated seasons before ongoing custody battles between Jon and Kate led to a final cancellation.

Kate Gosselin has continued to appear on television in several forms, such as the tenth season of ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'', several stints as a co-host on ''Series/TheView'', an appearance on ''[[Series/WifeSwap Celebrity Wife Swap]]'', and in 2019 a new series titled ''Kate Plus Date'', where she teams up with matchmakers to find a new man after a decade of being single.


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** In 2019 she did get her spin-off, ''Kate Plus Date'', where she searches for a new man.


* 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.

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* DomesticAbuser: DomesticAbuse: 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.


* CensorBar: When the sextuplets when potty training, Kate would show off pictures of the kids' results. where pictures of the kids' stool were featured, the production team censored them with black blobs labeled "Poop!" in white letters.

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* CensorBar: CensorBox: When the sextuplets when potty training, Kate would show off pictures of the kids' results. where pictures of the kids' stool were featured, the production team censored them with black blobs labeled "Poop!" in white letters.


* 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.

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* 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 television personalities (including ''Regis and Kelly'') dress as you for Halloween.

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* CensorBar: When the sextuplets when potty training, Kate would show off pictures of the kids' results. where pictures of the kids' stool were featured, the production team censored them with black blobs labeled "Poop!" in white letters.


* MoneyDearBoy: Why Jon agreed to continue filming, at least initially.


* FollowTheLeader: ''Series/NineteenKidsAndCounting'' and ''Series/TableFor12'', whose commercials played [[MoodWhiplash uncomfortably]] during Kate's [[TearJerker tearful]] final interview and the final episode.



* SpinOff: The [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never-made]] ''[[PunnyName Twist Of Kate]]'' where she travels the country giving advice to single mothers with children.

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* SpinOff: The [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never-made]] ''[[PunnyName Twist Of of Kate]]'' where she travels the country giving advice to single mothers with children.





* FollowTheLeader: ''Series/NineteenKidsAndCounting'' and ''TableForTwelve'', whose commercials played [[MoodWhiplash uncomfortably]] during Kate's [[TearJerker tearful]] final interview and the final episode.

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* FollowTheLeader: ''Series/NineteenKidsAndCounting'' and ''TableForTwelve'', ''Series/TableFor12'', whose commercials played [[MoodWhiplash uncomfortably]] during Kate's [[TearJerker tearful]] final interview and the final episode.

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The series has been recently revived again as a regular series during the start of 2015 after two successful specials in the middle of 2014. Jon is also not involved with this iteration of the series.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Jon's self-imposed exile from public life is all thanks to the show. Kate, by contrast, seems to thrive on it.


** 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.

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** And, as noted above, almost got her own spinoff spin-off show where she gives would have given other people relationship advice... despite arguably being the one to cause her marriage to destruct so spectacularly.


* ThePrimaDonna: One of the reasons that TLC was so quick to cancel ''Kate Plus Eight'' was that by 2011 Kate Gosselin had become "impossible" to work with.



* SpinOff: ''[[PunnyName Twist Of Kate]]'' where she travels the country giving people advice.

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* SpinOff: The [[WhatCouldHaveBeen never-made]] ''[[PunnyName Twist Of Kate]]'' where she travels the country giving people advice.advice to single mothers with children.


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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And even more recently, it Then the series was UnCanceled...UnCanceled... sort of. A two-hour special and limited series, TLC went through with their plans of kicking Jon off the show by airing a new series entitled ''Kate Plus Eight'', showing how the family currently is doing, will air, and then was doing post-divorce. This show did poorly in the ratings, running for only two seasons before it was cancelled in 2011. The cancellation put the kibosh on a new series called second spin-off entitled ''Twist of Kate'' following (which would have featured Kate as she travels around sans kids travelling across the U.S., will soon follow.
and visiting single mothers), and ultimately ended the collaboration between Jon, Kate and TLC.


* 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.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: It started out as fairly ideal, but like all on-screen marriages, was TooGoodToLast.it couldn't last. 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.

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