What to Expect on the Jon and Kate Plus 8 Series Finale
Monday marks the end of TLC's Jon and Kate Plus 8.
What can fans expect?
During the final hour, the estranged parents of young twins and sextuplets will venture on separate outings with the kids. Jon, 32, takes the kids to a fire station near the family home in Wernersville, Pa., while Kate, 34, brings them to local dairy farm.
Individually, Jon and Kate reflect on what the past has meant and what the future might hold.
In September, TLC made the shocking announcement that as of Nov. 2, Jon would no longer appear on the reality series and that the program would be re-titled Kate Plus 8.
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But the plan got axed after Jon objected to his kids appearing on TV, saying that it was hurting them.
"Kate Plus 8 is not in production," TLC spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg said Thursday. "We are focusing on the launch of Kate's new series in early spring." No other details were available.
Jon and Kate Plus 8 -- which first debuted on April 16, 2007 -- experienced a ratings spike earlier this year, thanks to the chaotic personal lives of its main stars.
The fifth season premiere drew a record 9.8 million viewers, but ratings began to dip significantly. A pair of episodes premiering earlier this week averaged 2.1 million viewers.
Jon and TLC are currently involved in a legal battle.
TLC has sued him for breach of contract, claiming he violated the terms of his contract by making promotional appearances (some paid, others unpaid) without prior approval from TLC.
He fired back with a $5 million countersuit, alleging the network has damaged his reputation and career by discouraging other media outlets from working with him.