Jon & Kate Plus 8 And New Mates?

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Jon and Kate may be seen dating on TV, says TLC president.

We've been writing about Jon and Kate Gosselin longer than we'd like to think about. However, one thing that never occurred to us was how easily Jon and Kate could divert horribly into a bad Dr. Suess book. Possible lines include:

Jon and Kate can't find a mate.
Oh no! Jon and Kate might be late.
Will Jon and
Kate take the bait?
Jon and Kate will let it up to fate.

You get the picture. However, we'd like to thank Us Weekly for helping use with those rhymes after dropping the bombshell: Jon and Kate will date on John & Kate Plus 8.

Yes awe-struck readers, according to TLC president Eileen O'Neill, when Jon & Kate Plus 8 returns this Monday, we're going to see a whole new side to the family. The show will now chronicle the lives of the Gosselins as they try to make it as single parents. Fun situations will include Kate trying to erect a tent in the back yard and Jon trying to cook pizza for the kids. How many pizzas would you need to feed eight kids anyhow?

Beyond the child-rearing storyline, the duo will also be trying to find new companionship and the show will (expectedly) go into that as well. And if anyone really cares, the "iconic" (O'Neill's word not ours) couch will be replaced by two chairs from which the couple will be interviewed. We assume it's because having a couch that goes from from Maryland to New York might be a bit of a stretch. Kate Gosselin Gets New Single Digs Near Bodyguard

However, not all of the parents' relationships may be seen on screen. O'Neill pointed out that:

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. ... It's important to remember that our cameras are only there for moments in time, and those moments have limits.

O'Neill promised "sensitive" coverage of this trying time in the family's life and we certainly hope that prevails. However, are we the only ones who wonder if, after all the headlines of how Jon and Kate have been dating have been read, the show is going to lose it's appeal?

Photo via Bauer-Griffin.

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