Jon & Kate will end forever in Nov., report says; TLC: “a limited number of episodes [remain]”

Jon & Kate Plus Eight may end forever next month, if a tabloid report–or even TLC’s own promos–are to be believed.

With production shut down, tabloid web site Radar reports that the series “will officially end in mid to late November” because “sources outside the network [say] that there is just enough unused new footage to take them through about another month.”

It’s possible to find evidence in for that from the network itself. In a TLC promo, an announcer says, “With only a limited number of episodes remaining, Jon and Kate spend quality time with those who matter.” Of course, that could just mean before a break, or the change to the Kate-centered series.

As The Baltimore Sun’s David Zurawik says, “Wouldn’t it be nice if just once TLC could be straight up about this show rather than vague and duplicitous in keeping all its options open to go in whatever direction the wind blows with these two selfish, immature foolish people?”

Zurawik, by the way, has an awesome rant in which he calls both Jon and Kate “Lying liars who lie on national TV,” because a judges’ order that Jon return money proved that both were not truthful about the situation. He talks to Kate’s attorney and concludes, “Do you think they lie to their children this way? What a sorry pair.”

Jon & Kate Plus 8 Will End Officially In November [Radar]
‘Jon & Kate’ – Mom’s narcissism devours a big day and Jon & Kate: Lying liars who lie on national TV [Baltimore Sun]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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