TLC to Air Kate Plus 8 One-Hour Special
Kate and her eight are heading back to where it all started – for one night only.
It’s been more than two years since TLC viewers have peered into the lives of Kate Gosselin and her sizable Pennsylvania brood, and in June the cable channel that launched the family into reality show superstardom will air a one-hour special catching up viewers on their lives, PEOPLE confirms exclusively.
The special promises to touch on how all eight kids have grown, what their interests are currently and the latest on Kate’s life and career. Viewers will also get a look back at some of the Gosselins’ favorite memories. The sextuplets – Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah, and Joel – are nearly 10, while older sisters Mady and Cara are officially teenagers at 13.
The Gosselins took reality TV by storm when Jon & Kate Plus 8 launched in 2007 when the sextuplets were just toddlers. America eagerly watched the couple raise their large family, and the cameras continued rolling when Jon and Kate’s marriage famously fell apart two years later. In 2010 the series was renamed Kate Plus Eight and focused on the now-divorced Kate raising her many children, but the show was canceled a year later.
PEOPLE readers got a glimpse of Gosselin life now when Kate and the twins sat down for an interview at the beginning of this year. In it, twins Mady and Cara painted a picture of domestic harmony – despite semi-joking that their mom is ‘annoying’ – and refuted reports that participating in the reality show had a negative affect on their childhood.
“People think we’re supposed to be messed up, like, ‘Oooooh, the poor Gosselin kids, they’re going to be scarred for life, waaaaah,’ Mady told PEOPLE at the time. “Here’s the big news: we’re not messed up.”