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After last night's highly anticipated episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8, TLC has announced that the series will be on hiatus until August. Production has come to a halt in light of Jon & Kate's recent decision to divorce, which will change the show's dynamic.
Although the series was slated to have 40 episodes this season, the break is occurring after just 6 episodes. Next week's show will feature previously unseen footage, but will be the last until August. The next new episode will air August 3rd, "and then a modified schedule will be in place to support the family's transition," the network says.
It's interesting that TLC, not Jon or Kate, decided to halt the show. Maybe someone is finally paying attention to the kids' best interests? Or maybe it's because they have no idea how to film episodes when the parents are in the middle of a messy divorce battle?
What do you think of the hiatus? Do you think TLC should rename the show when it comes back in August?