TLC has another big family for you to meet! With the success of Jon & Kate Plus 8, and the Duggar family’s 18 Kids and Counting, it’s no surprise the network would launch another reality show featuring parents with a ton of kids. Table for 12 will feature Eric and Betty Hayes and their 10 kids.
Video clip after the jump!
Big family shows have been a strong point for TLC. “Ultimately TLC is about extraordinary people, sometimes in ordinary circumstances, sometimes in extraordinary ones. Our supersized families cover both,” said Eileen O’Neill, new President and General Manager.
“Table for 12 represents a program that should be right at home for our viewers. The success of Jon & Kate and Little People, Big World, which continue to outdo their previous season, suggests there’s an ongoing appetite,” O’Neill added.
The Hayes family were previously featured on a special called Twins, Twins and Sextuplets and scored a big audience.
Their new show, Table for 12 will launch now that the season finale of Jon & Kate has aired and will take that show’s Monday night timeslot next week.
O’Neill said the Hayes family was found before Jon and Kate Gosselin, but they didn’t want to do TV immediately after the birth of their sextuplets. Months later however, the Hayes family were ready to debut on TV. Ms. O’Neill signed them up.
Lincoln Square is producing the show for TLC.
O’Neill said the TLC network definitely has more room for these types of family shows. “They’re all very successful, with strong ratings growth on all of them. As programmers, we’re often looking for the next generation. In this case, it’s literal and figurative.”
Watch a sneak peek promo: