TLC halts production on 'Jon and Kate Plus 8'

After lawyers for Jon Gosselin sent a cease-and-desist order to the network, TLC announced today that it would stop filming the children on Jon and Kate Plus 8, according to published reports. In a statement, the network said production would remain suspended “pending further conversations” between Jon and his soon-to-be-ex-wife Kate. Filming that doesn’t involve the children will continue, the network added.

Jon Gosselin’s attempts to stall production come days after the network announced it would proceed on a new show without him. After the cease-and-desist order was issued, TLC released a statement earlier today saying it was “deeply disappointed at (Jon’s) erratic behavior” and that “he and the family were shooting as recently as last Friday, without incident…his latest comments are grossly inaccurate, without merit and are clearly opportunistic. Despite Jon Gosselin’s repeated self destructive and unprofessional actions, he remains under an exclusive contract with TLC.  Direct filming of the children has been currently suspended, pending further conversations between both parents.”

TLC has said the new show, Kate Plus 8, that launches in November will “recalibrate the program to keep pace with the family… and Kate as a newly single mother raising 5 year-old sextuplets and 8 year-old twins.”

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  • bedc02

    Holy crap! There is a god!

    • Noel W.

      Jon really needs to stop being such a P***y. His family is doing so well because of this show and Kate’s books. His job (when he worked) didn’t pull in enough to give them the life they have today. Now he sees his paycheck flying out the window and he thinks, “If I can’t have it Kate shouldn’t either!” It’s not about your petty problems it’s about the kids. And don’t pull that, “They’re being exploited.” It wasn’t wrong when you were getting paid was it JON?! Think about what this is going to do to your family. In closing…
      Thank you Kate for sharing so much with other mothers (single and married)and Fathers(single and married)who thought they might not be able to do it but found strength(when they could actually find the time to watch their DVR) watching you and your family do it every day. Best of luck to you and your family and I’m sorry things haven’t turned out the way you may have planned.

      • Lani

        I’m certain the other parents you speak of haven’t been afforded the luxury of bodyguards, babysitters, other homes for the parents to escape to, all-expense paid vacations, pulling in an exorbitant amount of money, a fabulous home for the children…this family does not do it ALONE…every day!!! Just wish Jon and Kate would go away…cancel this show…let them find REAL jobs to support their kids.

    • Unknown one

      If you all don’t like the show the why don’t you quit watching it. Jon acts like someone who’s been away and not with a woman in a long time, going around sleeping with everyone then lying about it. He does nothing but party and yet he has the nerve to cry to his lawyer about his kids being filmed, maybe he should have thoought about those kids while he was partying and sleeping with everyone in site. This is as unbelivable as you people.

    • Alan

      So what about all of the other reality shows that feature kids? The Duggars, the Real Housewives, those sensationalist TLC shows about kids born too small, or born with too many arms, etc. You can’t ask for Jon & Kate to be banned just because it’s the most famous one when there are lots of shows out there featuring children.

      • Kristy

        the show just needs to fade away period.

    • Lynn

      The whole Jon and Kate show should just go away. I will not watch any show on TLC ever again if they are so low that they do not see the long range damage this will have on the Kids.. How about Jon & Kate show killed.

      • FLO

        TLC is great to recognize the needs for this family.What right do you have to say what is best for them. If the show comes back there will plenty of us to replace you by watching one of my favorite programs. Get over your self control.

  • bedc02

    Actually I kid… there is no god! And hopefully, this show will soon vanish


    Seriously…”conversation between [Jon and Kate]”.. Jon was on Larry King with his lawyer tonight, it will be more then a conversation b/w them. Jon is doing this to support HIMSELF…whats new?!?!

  • norris

    makes me sad…i’ll miss watching the children. to the family i wish you all well, thank you for sharing so much of your time with us.

    • Jrnicks

      you need to get a life. exploiting those children is dispicable. you acually watch this pathetic dribble
      that spews out of the tv. morons are easy to entertain!

      • Alan

        LOL. YOU need to get a life. Spending your day trashing other people on entertainment TV websites doesn’t exactly scream “I have a life!”

      • any

        obviously you do.

      • FLO

        What we think is just as important as your opinion.Turn it off if you don’t like it and leave it alone for the ones that do just love it. Such weird jealousy, get a life of your own.

    • Kristy

      You’ve got to be kidding me. They get paid thousands of dollars for this. They are not sharing anything.

  • shamed

    yes, this is for the best! no doubt this is only happening now because he’s been kicked off the gravy train, but whatever. i hate to admit that i just watched him on larry king (i know!) and larry actually ended the show exactly right: “you never should have done the show. we shouldn’t know who you are.” AMEN!

  • Celia

    Jon is a spiteful b**t**d!
    I watched him on Larry King Live and he constantly contradicted himself and lied left and right.
    Funny how he started all this AFTER the network fired him.

  • sara

    funny, he never had a problem until the show fired him (and stopped paying him bazillions). right.

    • Helen

      No kidding! Jon is an idiot! Just last week Jon was on TV saying how much fun he was having doing the show and being with his kids.

      • michelle

        I saw that too-when he said they were going to do the show, but living seperate lives…What a crock…I wouldn’t exactly call his lifestyle choices, “family TV material”.

  • Jrnicks


    • BJohnson

      I care, but for the well being of those kids. The cameras are just there to wait for the blowup of the situation so they can have a “very special” episode of Jon & Kate. End the show if TLC really cares.

      • Kristy

        I wish TLC really cared. All they care about is the money they will lose or make. If they really cared they would cancel the show.

    • Alan

      Can’t you read, Mr. ALL CAPS? The plug has just been pulled. Huh???

  • Linda

    His erratic and vulgar behaviour has shown the best interest of his children are not a concern of his. He has serious mental issues

  • Mary

    Is there not other shows TLC can show without showing Kate who is not the innocent want to be mother-of-the-year TLC do you need money so bad that you can not function without Kate + 8. Look at child TV stars from years past and look how most of them turned out.I guess this will be 8 more with mental problems

    • kate fan

      OMG you are rude I think u have the mental problem!!

  • Helen

    Jon only thinks of Jon and no one else. I agree with others who have mentioned that Jon contradicted himself tonight on Larry King. I noticed that too.

    One other thing, where is the so called “bill” for his fictious counsling sessions?

    I really doubt the man ever went to counsling.

  • Diane

    I don’t agree with either parents’ behavior as of late. I have to admit that all this happening though is in the best interest of the children despite the meaning behind why he did it, its the best decision he’s ever made.

  • Josie

    I am glad John is finally using his b***s. I am sure his kid’s just want mom and dad and not all this bs or $$$$$$$…

  • Amy Walker

    This was the best show and that I’m going to miss all the kids and that Kate’s words that she gives out and the wisdom that she says to the viewers is very helping. Don’t let it get you down Kate and that you can do this with out him. You are very smart and in your kids life and take good care for them.

    • Marywise

      You’ve got to be kidding.

  • Don

    I’m so happy that TLC has finally saw the light and got rid of Jon. He used his fame to go pick up random girls to have sex with. He destroyed this family not TLC. Jon has no B***ls, he just saw his cash cow dry up.

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