Is the Jon and Kate Plus 8 series finale approaching? It’s possible that a Jon and Kate Plus 8 series finale could be on the horizon as TLC has become quite frustrated with the conduct of star Jon Gosselin both on and off camera. It seems that TLC is not happy with the way that Jon Gosselin has been frequenting bars, and is upset at his behavior. This would lead viewers to assume that the current incarnation of the Jon and Kate Plus 8 series finale could be just weeks away from airing on television. TLC is still in love with the ratings that Kate Gosselin seems to bring the network, so a Jon and Kate Plus 8 series finale doesn’t necessarily mean the end of the Gosselins on the TLC network.
According to TMZ, Jon Gosselin received a letter from TLC claiming that he was in violation of his contract on Jon and Kate Plus 8. It seems that there is a morals clause in the contract, and that Jon Gosselin’s many nights of partying, drinking, and heading in and out of bars may not be working within the parameters of his morals clause. TLC is looking for a show that can appeal to the whole family with Jon and Kate Plus 8, and when one of their stars is undertaking behavior off-camera that might call their show into question, it appears that they are ready to act. It’s an interesting move by the network, but also a hint that changes may be coming in the format of Jon and Kate Plus 8.
Recent ratings on Jon and Kate Plus 8 have seemed to slip a tad, and while Jon and Kate Gosselin are still drawing a lot of attention in the tabloids for their behavior off the set, it seems that TLC has finally drawn the line with Jon Gosselin. At first the network seemed to want to take full advantage of the drama that was building up behind the scenes, and they did everything they could to promote episodes that dealt with the Jon and Kate Plus 8 divorce, as well as the rumors that one or both of the pair had been stepping out on the other one. Now though, with ratings slipping back to the norm, they seem to want to return the show to a family friendly setting.
It’s always interesting to see where a network will draw the line in the sand when it comes to stars of their network. It appears now that TLC is looking to part ways with Jon Gosselin, and that this could be a way to get out of their contract with him and move in a different direction with either the show or Kate Gosselin and the kids in a brand new show. It could also spell out that Jon Gosselin has been hard to get on camera in order to film more recent episodes of Jon and Kate Plus 8, and that TLC is just tired of dealing with it. We will keep an eye out for an official statement from TLC, but it looks like it’s possible that this could be the final season of Jon and Kate Plus 8.
Source: TMZ Reports on Contract Violation