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TLC Officially Dumps Jon Gosselin

jon-gosselinThey’re halfway there! TLC’s head honcho officially announced they’ll be dumping Jon Gosselin from Jon and Kate Plus Eight.

From here on out, the show will be known as Kate Plus Eight. Anyone else wonder if they kept her because they couldn’t risk losing the rhyme?

The folks at TLC told the Associated Press this is more or less a signal of where the show was going anyway. With Jon making it clear he wants to party and play rather than parent (OK, they didn’t say that at TLC, his picture on every tabloid did), the show has featured less and less of him since the big “we’re getting a divorce” announcement show last spring.

The announcement does, however, put to rest rumors that it will be canceled. And it will make the show officially a reality show about single motherhood rather than the more general “parenting.”

There have been a few single moms on TV, but they’ve largely been fictional (Amy in Judging Amy, Nancy Botwin in Weeds, Murphy Brown, Lorelai Gilmore in Gilmore Girls). Now Kate Gosselin will be stepping forward to fill the role.

She’s spent the last few months putting her kids through a public divorce (along with Jon – the fault goes to them both) and keeping the camera in their faces; she has more money than your average single parent and she’s had more plastic surgery too.

The new show is set to start churning out on TV screens in November. My question to all you single moms out there – is Kate the woman you want repping you to the world?

Image: US Magazine

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