January 15th, 2010
11:58 AM ET

Kate Gosselin gets her own TV show

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It’s official! Kate Gosselin (and her hair!) are getting their own show on TLC.

Steve Cheskin, head of programming for the network, announced during a panel at the Television Critics Association that a project is currently in the works. “I can tell you yes, we are developing a new show with Kate,” Cheskin said.

Rumors have abounded that the show will feature Kate trying her hand at different jobs, a la Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie in “The Simple Life,” but Cheskin said that the details for the show have yet to be worked out. Last month Kate was spotted with a camera crew serving food at a North Carolina restaurant.

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  1. Kathy

    well..i think..in all fairness to jon..he should have a show too...why do they keep the focus on only her????her life is not exciting in any form or fashion...he could take the kids on a trip around the world just as she did and bet it would be just as exciting....

    January 31, 2012 at 2:33 am | Report abuse |
  2. Lisa

    Enough already!

    January 17, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Lynn

    I think Kate would be great on something like Dirty Jobs! Except I like Mike Rowe and would hate to inflict her on him.

    January 17, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Thomas M.

    I grew up with television back in its creative days, when writing, directing, and acting had to be very good to compete with the talented artists working at the other networks.
    Now it seems that the more moronic is the show, the more interest in generates - which tells me that the majority of TV watchers these days
    are moronic - or at the very least, half-asleep.

    January 17, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Barbra

    Who is raising the 8 children?

    January 17, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Loren

    1. The masses love a good train wreck.

    2. No one is more celebrated than the rehabilitated.

    January 17, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Leigh

    Hey!! TLC!! You need to check out CNNs' viewer comments; this is your TV viewing public and we're telling you SHE'S A WASH!! We don't care about her anymore. Tell her to stay home sans cameras and take care of her kids!!

    January 17, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Katie G

    She should round out her stunning mom career with a full spread in Playboy.

    January 17, 2010 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  9. Nadia

    I'll watch. Why? Becasue Kate is like the "Lady Next Door". It's nice to see a non drugged up, non anorexic, non sex tape making 30 something mom on tv.

    January 17, 2010 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  10. Susan

    I've got an idea...how bout "Kate in Haiti" where Kate goes and volunteers. Maybe she will learn what is really important in life and appreciate what she has.

    January 16, 2010 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Beverly - MI

    I have to laugh at all these posts saying they don't care and why doesn't Kate go away. If you don't like her, why are you reading about her and taking time to post that no one cares about her???? Tooo funny!

    January 16, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jennie

    No, no, no! It is time to stop putting this woman on TV and magazines or anywhere else for that matter. Her major achievement is that she was artificially inseminated and had a litter that she then exploited to the fullest and continues to do so. And she is not very nice to boot. She is not a shining example of motherhood at all. She chose to have 8 children and then she chose to turn them into dollar signs. Yes her ex-husband is a tool (he really needs to go away as well) buth there are plenty of single parents out there who manage to support their families without exploiting the children and annoying the entire country at the same time. I can say that TLC will never be a channel that is watched in my home.

    January 16, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  13. Pants off the ground

    TLC how about a reality show starring Joey Greco from Cheaters?

    January 16, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  14. Pants off the ground

    TLC is definely "jumping the shark" with this venture...failure is iminent, TLC Executives are so blind. Whats next Johnny Fairplay?

    January 16, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  15. susan

    If you don't like her don't watch it. Kate is funny and she's smart enough to market herself in a way that allows her to provide for her children. Why begrudge her that? I don't get it.

    January 16, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  16. William

    Hollywood and middle-aged soccer moms everywhere have truly lost their already feeble minds for idolizing such an irrelevant nobody. God help them.

    January 16, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  17. Joey

    I have officially blocked TLC from my channel choices. Kate has nothing to say, she has no talent, she was a disgraceful wife and mother, alienated her entire family and pimped her kids. My question is who will be raising these kids now that their ever-so-attentive mother will be filming a tv show? They sure aren't going to be filming from her living room where she can take breaks to be an effective parent. I know she has to make a living, but she just proved she's not the mother-of-the-year she wants us all to think she is when she leaves those kids with nannies and flits off to have her new career. Please, give us relief from Jon and Kate.

    January 16, 2010 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  18. Trish

    Oh, for GAWD'S sake, both of these ridiculous people need to go away and get real jobs.

    And so does reality TV. QUIT being cheap and throwing pathetic folks to the lions, AKA ancient romans.

    Let's bring back writers, drama, and a bit of creativity to TV.

    I refuse to watch any "reality" show-they are all just too cheap, lazy, and stupid. I'm on the verge of shutting TV off altogether.

    January 16, 2010 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  19. Betty

    TLC, you have just Jumped the Shark!

    January 15, 2010 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Hawaii

    Who cares. Who is she doing it for anyway, her, the kids or to get back at Jon. I'm sure he doesn't care.

    January 15, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Jessica*

    Did anyone see her crying about her $7000 hair extensions?

    She's really ridiculous.

    Come on!

    January 15, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  22. michele

    if everyone stops watching, reading, ect... all the gosselin crappola...they WILL just disappear. networks only care about ratings...bad ratings, bye bye kate!

    January 15, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Mary

    How is she going to care for 8 kids and work? She always says her kids are her main concern. No getting on TV is her main concern, her kids are going to be raised by Nannies like all Stars... But her star will not last. People will see she is a nobody and her 15 minutes of fame are gone.

    January 15, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Me

    Yes! I love Kate! I can't wait to see the show

    January 15, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Sugar

    Please make her go away...how annoying...TLC has really been sinking as far as I am concerned.

    January 15, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  26. WB


    What in the heck are you talking about? there is not a single sentence in your post that makes sense, much less is relevant to the subject of this story.

    In regards to the Gosselin's... I think we have seen quite enough of Jon and Kate.

    TLC, please let them go away quietly.

    January 15, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  27. cindy

    so is it going to be called "Dirty Jobs, Kate's Style?"

    January 15, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  28. sss

    Has anyone considered that maybe Kate wouldn't have to act so harshly if Jon weren't SUCH an unhelpful tool? Has anyone compared the income of a nurse compared to TV personality? Has anyone considered the burden of providing for 8 children and sending them to college? I am at a loss as to why her trying to support herself and her family is construed as her not focusing on her kids or being a good mother? If she stayed home wouldn't people criticize her still for being "lazy" or not caring about the support of her children? Perhaps being a poor role model as a woman? Shouldn't she be applauded for not depending on anyone else to provide for her? Why is her pursuing a career considered not focusing on her children? Last time I checked there was one Kate. She faces the same dilemmas single mothers all over the country do...just in the public spotlight. Jon certainly can't /won't do it alone (at best). Maybe if people considered this they might see her in a more positive light instead of criticizing her.

    January 15, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Ken SMAN

    Why??...does this person have any talent whatsoever??? Who cares about her...ummmm ...no one

    January 15, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  30. AL

    It'll never work.......she has nobody to boss around.

    January 15, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  31. kelly west

    JEALOUSY!!!! Everyone leave Kate alone for Gods sake. Keep up the good work, girl. Look forward to seein ya on TLC.

    January 15, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  32. sk

    Yawn. Cnn, find some news. Kate should work at being a good mother. How about, "Kate Gosselin: Intensive Psychological Therapy" Each week, an aspect of her dysfunctional personality could be analyzed and discussed, along with the ramifications for her children growing up with a Mother who has a personaility disorder. Guest stars could be people who no longer speak or associate with her, like members of her own family, ex husband, Hohn.

    January 15, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Shelly

    To Kate and TLC Execs....why not do something that's inspiring to single moms or dads raising kids huh?

    January 15, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  34. chris


    January 15, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Steve

    I miss the days when "TLC" stood for "The Learning Channel. Maybe someday network execs will stop insulting us with this mindless, stupid drivel.

    Kate, Jon, her "eight" and all the rest of the TV "reality" garbage can drop off a cliff and they would not be missed, at least not by those of us with higher than single-digit IQs.

    January 15, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  36. grofys

    i am sick of reality tv and its making millionaires out of people who have no talent or skill. i'm as pathetic as any reality star; give me a contract and make me rich.

    January 15, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Steve

    Who Cares!

    January 15, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Kathleen

    Stop already!! Enough of her! Why would anyone want to watch her making a fool of herself. She and Jon need to go away along with Sarah Palin!

    January 15, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  39. mandy

    Really? ...I mean, really, again, why can she just not go away? I know I dont have to watch, but, Im so tired of seeing her and Jons face on the TV and at the grocery stand, just raise your kids!

    January 15, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Keith

    I got two words for this story: WHO CARES.

    January 15, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  41. lmm

    Oh please Kate Go somewhere who will watch you....only stupid people!!!!

    January 15, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Angela

    TLC is welcome to put a camera at my job and watch me drink coffee & read the news- should be about as interesting...

    January 15, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  43. DivaPink

    Good for her. I wish Kate Gosselin much success in the new year; new look, new show, new life.

    I think she's handled herself with a lot of self respect since her divorce and she really seems to have a firm grasp on what she wants to do with herself.

    January 15, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  44. QBee

    Is that supposed to be funny? Watching a regular person try to do regular jobs? Weird...

    January 15, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Suhaib Ghazi

    FASCINATING!! Maybe she can try something different on each show. . like being a normal mom.

    January 15, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Angela

    I'd really like to comment on this but I have to go hide under the bed and watch for the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse

    January 15, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Ian Thompson

    really? ugh......not airtime worthy...

    January 15, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  48. leah

    Good for you Kate....this is a big lesson for your kids and I think that you are doing great...and the Lord will have something great for you and your family....gb

    January 15, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Paul

    Her 15 minutes of fame have long ago expired. She is not in the league of Paris or Nicole.........what a stretch for enterainment....and attention.

    January 15, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Jayson

    I love Kate!

    January 15, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  51. larah

    Why? What has the world done to deserve that? Who really cares about her?

    January 15, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Amber

    Seriously, Kate needs to get off t.v. and focus on her kids. I believe the world still needs nurses-oh wait, must not be grand enough for Kate and her $7,000 hair style.

    January 15, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Sue

    Gag me. Please let this fail. And fast.

    January 15, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Franky, Land of Lincoln

    Personally, I feel bad for that woman. She ain't going nowhere and sadly, her personality is giving her more reason to try to satisfy her own emotional, psychological and dispositional needs.

    Is it good for you? Actually, there is a theory that arises in this.

    They did a study among Academy Award Winners(yeah I know, entertainment) and evidence shows those who won the award, are more likely to live longer than those who do not. Is about a 10 year gad difference. There's many reasons how this theory can apply to Hollywood in general.

    For one, the theory is that those who have success, actually live longer than those who do not. Same applies to the opposite. The theory pretty much claims that people who are actors, co-host personality shows, etc, actually depends on the magnititude of success they get among each other. Let's use Rihanna because she's a great example.

    We have our own personal and perceptive beliefs about her, right? But this about it this way. If she wins an award for her music(just hypothetical), then it justifies her actions in her getting her ass kicked. What we, the people, don't understand is the much numbers that actors, musicians, etc have. The numbers are just astronomical, is really crazy and in fact, not good for you. A lot of factors go into place, variables and want more info, go talk to Dr. Drew. He's one of the best who understands such complications.

    I hate to say but you can pretty much predict actors behavior, actions, emotions, etc. What I'm studying, Psychology, you'll be surprised how easy to predict their own behavior and emotions. It is NOT funny. Remember what Dr. Drew said about Angelina Jolie back in the day? Well, not a very long time but a good amounf of time? It was basically a judgment, was it true? I don't know, I ain't Angelina Jolie's therapist or advisor but do you see what I'm saying? There's actually evidence and theories rising quicker now than ever before when it comes to entertainment. They really should be careful what they're putting their minds into.

    And Kate is no different, look at her ex. Look at Jon, just look at him. And the sad part is, the kids, the freaking kids. I wanna ask a serious question...don't they realize what are they doing???

    January 15, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  55. s vickers

    Enough is enough. I think she does not deserve to have another television show. No wonder why Jon left. Kate is an abusive person. Maybe someone should step in and realize that Kate is using the kids to supply her wardrobe. My hat is off to Jon for leaving the marriage. Yes he might be out more in the spot light with his personal life, but he does NOT abuse people with his mouth and use his kids for money.

    January 15, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  56. K. Perkins

    Don't do it.....we have much better things to focus on and so does she. Does she have eight children? Don't waste your money. She seems to be a great mom maybe she should stick to that.

    January 15, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  57. LBW

    Go Kate! I'm rooting for you.

    January 15, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Debra R

    Just one more reason not to watch TLC

    January 15, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Glenda White

    Another thought I just had...make a show about a "fake person"...that is what Kate is 😉

    January 15, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Glenda White

    My personal opinion is that Kate needs to stop thinking that someone owes her a living. I feel bad for the people that have been given the job to find her "a show".

    Here's an idea for a show if that is what TLC really really wants to do:

    Get Kate a new husband or boyfriend and let her beat him down in front of the viewers. That I believe is her real talent.

    I don't think Jon has been the best role model, but at least he has been honest.

    My sympathy to TLC

    Thank you

    January 15, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |

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