Kate Gosselin Lands Her Own TLC Show

Entertainment Apr. 8, 2010 AT 8:58AM
Kate Gosselin Lands Her Own TLC Show Credit: INFphoto.com

Get ready for even more Kate Gosselin.

The reality mom of eight, 35, is headlining her own TLC series, Twist of Kate, the network announced Thursday.

The 12 episodes, which begin airing this summer, won't feature her ex- husband Jon, who is currently suing her for sole custody of their kids. Instead, they'll center on Kate using "fan letters from women inspired by her story as the basis for profiles of women facing their own challenges," reports USA Today.

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"I look at it as a loose concept," she tells the paper. "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."

According to USA Today, Kate will even visit the homes and workplaces of everyday people. (Late last year, a camera crew was spotted filming Kate as she worked at a local restaurant in Raleigh, NC.)

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Says TLC chief Eileen O'Neill: "She will be in that person's shoes. 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."

Kate currently competes on ABC's Dancing With the Stars. Though she has been getting negative reviews from judges, she is attracting viewers (the show recently beat American Idol two weeks in a row).

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"The fact that people really support me and want the kids and I to do well ... is flattering," she tells USA Today. "I never understood the importance of fans until we struggled and went through tough times."

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