Kate Plus 8, Kate Gosselin

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Kate Gosselin could only make it on her own for so long.

The current season of Kate Plus 8, which premiered last week, will be its last, TLC announced Monday.

"TLC has decided not to renew another season of Kate Plus 8," a network rep said in a statement. "By the end of this season Kate Plus 8 will have hit the 150 episode mark (including Jon & Kate Plus 8); an exceptional milestone. TLC hopes to check in with Kate and the family periodically with specials in the future."

We bet they will!

'We've had a great run!" Gosselin wrote in the first of a succession of many tweets. "Six years of whirlwind funfilled adventures thanks to TLC and our many many supportive &diehard fans!

"While it is very sad for me and the kids (there were many tears at the breakfast table this morning!) we are looking forward with great anticipation to our bright future! As is very typical for me, I am choosing to see the positive in this situation and I am excited to consider the many more invigorating opportunities that may come my way!I poured my entire self in2 last 6 yrs of 'Kate+8'...I poured my entire self in2 the last6years of 'Kate Plus 8' & I can't wait2have the chance2challenge myself again w future endeavors!

"In the meanX,I hope 2have more time4motivational speaking,book writing &other fun work opportunities that come my way...And maybe even some dating??!! We wish our fans well. And remember, this is not 'goodbye'.I prefer to say 'See you around!' Xoxo.

Well, that's one way to look at it. Good for Kate!

It was Discovery Health that first introduced the world to the Gosselins in 2007 with the special Surviving Sextuplets and Twins before the network that once so proudly billed itself as The Learning Channel took over with Jon & Kate Plus 8 in 2008.

Jon Gosselin, wife Kate and their big ole brood were a major hit for TLC, even more so once Jon became the subject of cheating rumors and they went through a very public separation and subsequent divorce.

Once Pennsylvania's Department of Labor & Industry had granted the kids their proper pint-size permits, Kate continued to get her reality-TV groove on once Jon had been relegated to normal-person work, scoring family trips to New York City, Australia and Alaska, where they hung out with Sarah Palin.

The series finale of Kate Plus 8 will air Sept. 12.

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