Kate Gosselin will be back on TLC in the future. TLC just hasn’t quite figured out how yet.
We arrived at the cable channel’s sessions at the Television Critics Association press tour Thursday (Jan. 14) expecting some kind of formal announcement about a new show featuring the “Jon & Kate Plus 8” star. There were several reports Wednesday that TLC had picked up a show in which Gosselin would try out different jobs — sort of like “The Simple Life” but with a 30-something mother of eight rather than a single celebutante in her 20s.
Gosselin was spotted filming a segment for the show at a diner in North Carolina in December.
Instead, though, we got only a statement saying that some sort of project is in the works. “TLC is developing a new show with Kate, but we don’t know yet what that’s going to be,” Steve Cheskin, TLC’s head of programming, said Thursday. “When we do know, we’ll be sure to tell everyone.”
TLC had earlier announced plans to continue filming Kate and the Gosselin children, but the dueling lawsuits between TLC and Jon Gosselin — who has refused to let crews continue filming the children — put a stop to that.