Jon Gosselin, The Marlboro Man of Mediocre Trim, has been axed from his own reality show which will now be called Kate Plus 8, according to Us Magazine:
It will continue to focus on the lives of the young Gosselin twins, 5, and 8-year-old sextuplets but with a deeper focus on Kate’s role as a single mother.
“Given the recent changes in the family dynamics, it only makes sense for us to refresh and recalibrate the program to keep pace with the family,” TLC president Eileen O’Neill said in a statement. “The family has evolved and we are attempting to evolve with it; we feel that Kate’s journey really resonates with our viewers.”
She added that the network is in development on a Kate project for 2010.
Coincidentally, InTouch reports Jon has filed papers this morning to delay the divorce another 90 days so communication between him and Kate can improve:
“This will enable Kate and me to restore our relationship as cooperative parents and to open up our lines of communication. I hope that she will be as receptive and enthusiastic as I am to do what is best for our family.” He also pleaded with her to set aside their anger so they can start interacting amicably. “I would like to get back with Kate as a partner in parenting,” Jon tells In Touch. “Even though we were heading for a divorce, it appeared that Kate had been suffering from this divorce as much as I had. That’s why I asked my attorney to put the brakes on this divorce so I could try to regain control over the future of our family. So Kate and I could join on a cooperative course that would benefit our family — not destroy it.”
Read: “Parents should really exploit their children as a team, and also, how the fuck am I supposed to bang marginally attractive women on ATVs without a reality TV gravy train? You’re killing me here.”