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'Jon & Kate Plus Eight' relaunches as simply 'Kate Plus Eight'

September 29, 2009 |  9:11 am

TLC announced today that its popular reality show tracking the daily lives of the large Gosselin family will return in November with husband Jon Gosselin largely out of the picture. Renamed "Kate Plus Eight," the program will focus mostly on wife Kate Gosselin's experiences as a single mother raising eight children. The change comes after the couple's very public break-up this summer.

Jon Gosselin will continue his "exclusive relationship" with the network and occasionally appear on the show, TLC said.

"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 and General Manager Eileen O’Neill said in a statement. "The family has evolved and we are attempting to evolve with it; we feel that Kate’s journey really resonates with our viewers."

O'Neill said that the network is also working with Kate Gosselin to develop another project for 2010.

-- Matea Gold