August 01, 2009 11:00 AM by Britteny Elrick
After the hiatus that followed the Gosselin’sseparation announcement, Jon & Kate Plus 8will return to TLC this Monday. So what can you expect to see? According to the network’s president, Eileen O’Neill, you can expect the show to continue their coverage of the family in a delicate manner as they work out their personal issues. However, this will mean separate interviews for Jon and Kate Gosselin, and perhaps even coverage of their new relationships…
According to Usmagazine.com, O’Neill said ina statement at the Television Critics Associated Panel: “Over the last four years and through 100 episodes, we’ve captured this remarkable family’s entertaining chaos.Viewers fell in love and the show developed a passionate, loyal following. But this past spring, life intervened and the family’s status changed. It was certainly something we never expected, nor planed to have happen. But this has resulted in unprecedented television.”
So what will the changes be as the show returns?”I will tell you: the iconic couch is gone. Jon and Kate will now have separate chairs for their interview. You’re still going to see two parents that love their kids, but you’ll be seeing them parenting separately,” she added.
“As far as new people and places that may be cycling into Jon and Kate’s life, we are taking it on a case-by-case basis,” she said. But don’t expect to see all the nitty gritty details of Jon’s dating excursions. “This is real life.” she continued. “It’s important to remember that our cameras are only there for moments in time, and those moments have limits.”
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