“Given the recent changes in the family dynamics, it only makes sense for us to refresh and recalibrate the program to keep pace with the family,” TLC President Eileen O’Neill said.
TLC says the new show, which debuts November 2, will be “Kate Plus 8.”
“The family has evolved, and we are attempting to evolve with it,” O’Neill said. “We feel that Kate’s journey really resonates with our viewers. Additionally, the network is in development on a Kate project for 2010.”
The new show will take “a deeper focus on Kate’s role in the family and her journey as a single mother building the next chapter in her life.”
Jon Gosselin will still appear, “but on a less regular basis,” the network said. TLC will keep its “exclusive relationship” with him, it said.
“The series will continue to chronicle the Gosselin family as they go on outings and tackle daily challenges and adventures,” the network said. “It will also document Kate’s journey as a newly single mother raising 5-year-old sextuplets and 8-year-old twins.”
The couple made their separation official on a “Jon & Kate” episode that aired in June and was seen by 10.6 million viewers.