"Kate Plus 8" cancelled by TLC

Kate Gosselin's brood became famous on the realtiy series "Jon & Kate Plus 8." She and ex-husband Jon Gosselin are parents to twins Mady and Cara, and sextuplets Hanna, Leah, Alexis, Joel, Collin and Aaden. Photos: The Gosselins Photos: "Dancing with the Stars" Season 10 Photos: Celebrity Babies AP

NEW YORK - TLC says it is canceling "Kate Plus 8."

The reality specials focusing on Kate Gosselin, her twin daughters and set of sextuplets morphed into a weekly series in its second season. But TLC announced Monday that its final episode will air Sept. 12.

The show was spun off from the wildly popular "Jon & Kate Plus 8," which co-starred the youngsters' father, Jon Gosselin, at their home in Wernersville, Pa. Their marriage dissolved, and the couple divorced in 2009.

Photos: The Gosselin family

Speaking Monday on NBC, Gosselin addressed rumors that were already swirling about her series is being canceled: "Nobody has told me. We will do it as long as people are watching."

By the end of its run, including "Jon & Kate Plus 8," the series will reach the 150-episode mark. TLC says it hopes to check in with Kate Gosselin and the family periodically with future specials.


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