Looks like Jon’s got what was coming to him. TLC has announced that “Jon & Kate Plus 8” will be changing its name to “Kate Plus 8” starting November 2 leaving Jon out in the cold – a clear win for Kate.
TLC’s decision to boot out Jon (although they don’t call it that) is pretty logical not to mention a popular move since he’s been factoring less and less in the kids’ life. According to TLC “Kate Plus 8” is appropriate because it reflects the new “family dynamics” with Kate handling life as a single mom. As TLC President Eileen O’Neill 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. The family has evolved and we are attempting to evolve with it; we feel that Kate’s journey really resonates with our viewers.” Or maybe even they are getting tired of Jon’s bachelor antics.
In the meantime, Jon is trying to salvage things by putting the brakes on their divorce proceedings. According to Jon he wants to “restore our [his and Kate’s] relationship as cooperative parents and to open up our lines of communication. I hope that she will be as receptive and enthusiastic as I am to do what is best for our family . . . I would like to get back with Kate as a partner in parenting.” As if Kate is the one who hasn’t been trying to do what’s best for the kids!
As for the show we’ll see how better off things will be without Jon G.