Kate Gosselin Headed Back to TLC

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Kate Gosselin and her eight children are headed back to TLC. The network has ordered more episodes of her second reality show, Kate Plus 8. The specials will air in December. TLC says they will follow the Gosselin gang as they prepare for the upcoming school year. They will also trail the family as they take a trip to Boston.

Cara and Mady Gosselin will be in eighth grade this year. Sextuplets Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah, and Joel Gosselin with be fourth graders.

A two-part Kate Plus 8 special aired earlier this summer, averaging more than 2.1 million viewers. Does this mean a whole new deal could be coming Kate Gosselin's way?

When Kate and Jon Gosselin first divorced, Kate was portrayed as a bit of a tyrant--and that may have lent itself to the decline in her popularity--and hence the cancellation of Kate Plus 8 the first time around. Hopefully this run of specials starting in December will garner a much larger viewership, creating yet another success for Kate Gosselin and her children.

Might it even lead to a regular TLC series once again?

Kate Gosselin has been the target of lots of bad press in recent months, due mostly to a book written by Robert Hoffman.

Within its pages, Kate has been accused of everything from spying to beating her children.

Kate Gosselin fans are no doubt thrilled to learn that she and her eight children will once again be TV stars starting in December with the airing of more Kate Plus 8 specials on TLC.

How do you suppose her children feel about once again being in the spotlight and having a TV crew and their cameras watching them throughout their days--and probably their nights, too?

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.