Kate Gosselin and Kids Do TLC Special Sans Jon Gosselin

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Kate Gosselin and her eight kids will return to TV on TLC for a one hour special some time this coming summer. Jon Gosselin was interestingly omitted from the TLC press release and it sounds like probably from the TV show, too. After appearing on TLC as a family in Jon & Kate Plus 8, it seems Jon is now considered a has-been--even more so than his ex-wife and eight children.

Following the cancellation of Jon & Kate Plus 8 the TLC network aired Kate's show with the kids, called Kate Plus Eight. That show didn't have the kind of viewership the original show had and it ultimately failed.

Jon and Kate Gosselin are the parents of 13-year-old twins, Mady and Cara, as well as sextuplets Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah, and Joel, who are 9. The special will reportedly get fans "up to speed" on what has been going on with the family (exclusive of Jon it seems) since Jon & Kate Plus 8 ended. The network promises to "reveal how much the kids have grown" and to feature Kate's "evolving life and career." They will also take a look back at the "poignant family moments" since the shows both left the air.

Kate Gosselin tweeted her excitement over the upcoming special.

Are there really any things about Kate Gosselin and her children that everyone doesn't already know? Between her incessant tweeting and her website it would seem she has shared just about everything there is to possibly share. Everyone is well aware that Kate is still seeking fame and fortune and obviously will still do so at the expense of her children.

Jon Gosselin--who really has always been a bit of a loser even when married to Kate--has at least stepped up to the plate and said he doesn't want his kids on reality TV any more. But you must take into consideration he never said that when he was raking in part of that reality show dough.

Kate Gosselin will be returning to TV yet again during season 14 of Celebrity Apprentice where she will compete against contestants including Ludacris, Brandi Glanville and Kenya Moore. Let's see--she's done Dancing With the Stars, and everyone knows how that turned out. Might she win Celebrity Apprentice or will she hear Donald Trump utter those infamous words?

Will that be Kate's new claim to fame or will her TLC special take care of that instead--at least for 2014?

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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.