TLC has announced they have suspended filming of Jon & Kate Plus 8, or Kate Plus 8 as it will be known starting in November. The network announced the shut down after Jon Gosselin fired off a “cease and desist” letter to TLC demanding they vacate the family home and stop taping his kids.
TLC announced on Monday that Jon & Kate Plus 8 would be revamped as Kate Plus 8 starting in November. The new version of the show will focus on Kate Gosselin and her efforts to raise eight children as a single mother. Estranged husband Jon Gosselin was virtually removed entirely from the show.
Jon Gosselin apparently wasn’t too fond of losing his main source of income and demanded, through his lawyers, that production be shut down. TLC responded Wednesday with a statement saying they are “deeply disappointed at [Jon Gosselin’s] continued erratic behavior.”
“He and the family were shooting as recently as last Friday, without incident, and his latest comments are grossly inaccurate, without merit and are clearly opportunistic,” the statement from TLC read. “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.”
The drama just continues to mount and we’re betting Jon Gosselin’s appearance on the Larry King Live show Wednesday night is only going to add more fuel to the already out-of-control fire.