Kate Plus 8 To Feature The Amish: MyFoxPhilly.com
Kate Gosselin will be seen working side by side with the local Amish as “Kate Plus 8” keeps filming outside Reading, Pa. TLC just finished shooting the second episode of the re-branded “Jon & Kate Plus 8” in Wernersville, Pa., at the Gosselin estate. Ex-husband Jon Gosselin is still off the show, but a local Amish farmer replaced Jon as the male authority figure in episode two. The premise was that Kate Gosselin’s eight children wanted to build a chicken coop, but they couldn’t figure out how to build the structure.
Help came in the form of the local Amish, who did the neighborly thing and worked with the Gosselin family to build the coop. Paparazzi photos show the coop raising over the weekend. The local Amish may have been totally unaware of who Jon and Kate Gosselin are, since the Amish don’t have television sets as part of their customs. Kate Gosselin and her eight children drew big ratings for a cable TV show as “Kate Plus 8” returned to TLC t.wo weeks ago. Kate Plus 8” drew 3.4 million viewers for hour one and 3 million viewers for hour two. While those numbers pale in comparison to ratings for “Jon & Kate Plus 8” during the divorce drama of Jon and Kate Gosselin, TLC is most likely thrilled with the results.
Evan Lysacek Calls Kate Gosselin the ‘Sweetest Woman in the World": People.com
Before the show, Lysacek says he didn’t know much about the Kate Plus 8 star. “I’m not a big tabloid reader and I was so focused on the Olympics and I never watched TV,” he says. “She’s got a lot to deal with. If I had eight kids, I can’t imagine. I’m sure it’s pretty tough and sometimes that’s misconstrued with Kate. But she’s an amazing mom and a tough lady. She was constantly showing pictures and videos of her kids and missing them.”
When asked if he would consider babysitting Gosselin’s eight children, he says he doesn’t have skills to do so.“She wouldn’t want me to,” says Lysacek with a laugh. “Maybe one of them — and that would be a challenge. I have a 16-month-old nephew and I couldn’t baby sit him alone. He’s mischievous, so I don’t think I could handle eight. But Kate is a pro.”
Sunday nights are slow for TV networks in the summer and “Kate Plus 8” was up against the NBA and NHL finals. Still, about one million more viewers tuned into “Kate Plus 8” than they did in the final month of “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” which aired on Monday nights. TLC’s biggest problem will be how to get more episodes of “Kate Plus 8” into production, because it is being produced as a series of specials. The second episode doesn’t air until mid-July. There is no debut date set yet for Kate Gosselin’s other series on TLC, “Twist Of Kate,” but at least two episodes have been filmed.
The last "Kate Plus 8" special only aired a little over a week ago, but Kate Gosselin is already back at work with her famous eight kids. Radar Online reports that the reality TV mom is spending Monday at her Wernersville, Pennsylvania home shooting new scenes for the upcoming special airing July 11.
As was previously suspected, it definitely looks like this episode will have a patriotic "4th of July" sort of theme. American flags were all over the property, and the kids seemed to be enjoying themselves outside. With this evidence in mind, the Gosselins have definitely learned one of the most valuable rules of reality TV -- whatever you do, date the show to the period of time in which it airs. Do you want to see the new "Kate Plus 8" special? Feel free to share your thoughts with a comment and stay tuned for more of the latest TV news.