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TLC cancels 'Kate + 8'

August 15, 2011 |  1:38 pm
TLC cancels Kate Gosselin's reality series 'Kate + 8'

TLC's fascination with Kate Gosselin and her bountiful brood has come to an end: The network has canceled "Kate + 8."

"TLC has decided not to renew another season of Kate + 8," the network said Monday in a statement. 

Kate, her ex-husband Jon Gosselin and their eight children spearheaded the multiples-movement on TV back in 2007 and helped solidify the Discovery-owned cable network in the ratings with "Jon & Kate + 8," and its follow-up "Kate + 8," the name it took on in its sixth season.

By the end of this season "Kate + 8" will have hit the 150 episode mark (including "Jon & Kate + 8"), characterized by the network as an "exceptional milestone."

The final episode of "Kate + 8" will air Sept. 12.The network says it hopes to check in with Kate and the family periodically for future specials. 

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-- Yvonne Villarreal
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Photos: Kate Gosselin; Kate Gosselin with her eight children. Credits: Darron Cummings / AP; TLC

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