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Kate Gosselin just landed a television show and a series of specials.
Take that, Jon!
While Jon & Kate Plus 8 may be a thing of the past, it's not completely dead—Kate Plus 8 is set to live on in specials, TLC announced this morning.
Back in November, Jon tried to put the legal kibosh on having his kids appear on the cable channel. He and the network eventually reached a truce, but the same can't be said for him and the current Dancing With the Stars contestant. While details of the deal paved the way for Kate's return to the tube, Jon filed for primary custody of the eight just yesterday.
Well, too bad. Kate's first special—about her new role as a single mom—is set to air sometime in June. And that's not even half of the paso doble princess's upcoming screen time...
She's also getting her own series.
Twist of Kate will follow the megamom profiling women and their struggles based on letters she receives from women who claim to have been inspired by her story. And it won't be a talk show—Kate will be visiting their homes and taking a hands-on look at their lives.
"I took it as a loose concept," she tells USA Today. "I want to be out there learning from others, helping to provide insight whenever I can, though I don't consider myself an expert on anything."
The new gig will last for 12 episodes and begin airing late in the summer.
"She will be in that person's shoes," TLC chief Eileen O'Neill says. "And more often than not, it's not going to be terribly comfortable for her. She's game for things, but she also has limits and boundaries."
Now that's something we're sure Tony Dovolani could expound upon!