The TLC special will let viewers know how the eight kids have grown. It will include what they like to do, and their varied interests. The reality show will also touch on what’s been happening in Kate’s career and her life since the cancellation of "Kate Plus 8."
Kate’s sextuplets, Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah, and Joel, are nearly 10-years-old. Twins, Mandy and Cara are 13.
It’s been over two years since the show, “Kate Plus Eight” aired. This year, Kate tried several times to bring her two oldest kids, Mandy and Cara, on TV, but it was a disaster each time. On the "Today" show, the two girls wouldn’t say anything. Viewers watched as Kate tried to salvage the interview while she tried to stifle her temper. They did much better on “The View,” until someone asked about their dad, Jon, and the girls went silent again.
Jon and Kate’s marriage fell apart during the filming of “Jon and Kate Plus 8.” Viewers watched as the two adults bickered and fought. Their feud still rages even though the show is no longer on the air.
Their dad, Jon Gosselin believes that doing a reality show messed up his kids. The kids want to show that they are not mentally disturbed. Mandy told People in an interview, "People think we're supposed to be messed up, like, 'Oooooh, the poor Gosselin kids, they're going to be scarred for life, waaaaah.’ Here's the big news: we're not messed up."
No word on how Jon feels about his kids returning to TV for an hour special. He was suing for primary custody of the sextuplets. It will be interesting to see how this turns out.