Not since 2011 has the Gosselin family been a television heavyweight. Besides a 2013 appearance on Celebrity Wife Swap; and the occasional magazine and Oprah interviews, the Gosselins have remained quiet in the television circuit. Now, it is 2014; and the Gosselins are back, with a vengeance, to reclaim their stake as reality television royalty.
The Gosselin family rolled into the New Year with multiple television appearances. Jon Gosselin appeared on the 2014 season of Couple’s Therapy. He also did an interview with popular television host, Wendy Williams. Kate and her twin daughters, Mady and Cara made stops to the Today Show and The View. Kate Gosselin is a contestant on the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice (US Weekly). Then Kate plus her 8 will go back to the network that started it all, with a TLC special, slated to air this summer (TLC Press Release).
The TLC network announced it will be showing a one-hour special on Kate Gosselin and the eight children. The special will get viewers caught up in the lives of the Gosselin clan. The show will also “take a look back” at some of the most memorable Gosselin moments.
In a press release, TLC said, “In 2007, viewers first fell in love with one of the most talked about families in reality television history.” The love is not yet lost. Seven (7) million viewers tuned in to watch Kate plus her 8, in their 2013 appearance on Celebrity Wife Swap (ABC Ratings). At the time of this article, 194.3K tweeters follow Kate’s official twitter account, www.twitter.com/Kateplusmy8. Millions are watching the Gosselin family’s every move. The anticipation is high for the TLC special. Many are happy to see the Gosselin family back on television. Kate plus her 8 are among them. Kate sharing (in response to TLC’s announcement), “We sure are [happy]” (twitter)!