Celebrity News July 31, 2009
Changes for 'Jon and Kate Plus 8'
"Jon and Kate Plus 8" returns on Monday, August 3 and it's the first episode since the Gosselins announced their split in June. TLC has announced there will be some tweaks to the reality TV show.
TLC President Eileen O'Neill read a statement about the show at a Television Critics Assoc. Panel. She reveals the confessional couch is among the many changes for the upcoming episodes.
O'Neill says, "The show comes back on Monday and most new episodes remain a work in progress." Adding, "But I will tell you: the iconic couch is gone. Jon and Kate will now have separate chairs for their interview."
The focus of the show remains the same, she says, "You're still going to see two parents that love their kids, but you'll be seeing them parenting separately. You'll see what it's like when Kate has to put up a tent for a backyard camping experience by herself. Or, you'll see Jon trying to cook up a pizza for the kids."
Viewers will see Jon and Kate experience dating life. O'Neill explains, "As far as new people and places that may be cycling into Jon and Kate's life, we are taking it on a case-by-case basis."
"This is real life. It's important to remember that our cameras are only there for moments in time, and those moments have limits."