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'Kate Plus 8' to return as summer TLC special

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Kate Gosselin is returning to reality TV, along with her brood of eight children. As Us reported on Tuesday, TLC has announced that the family will return to the small screen via a one-hour special scheduled to air this summer.

The series started as "Jon and Kate Plus 8," but was retitled as "Kate Plus 8" after the couple's particularly contentious public split and divorce.

The press release from TLC said:

In 2007, viewers first fell in love with one of the most talked about families in reality television history. It’s now been over two years since we’ve last seen the Gosselin clan, and Kate and the kids are catching up with TLC for an hour-long special, slated to air in June. With the twins now 13, and the sextuplets about to turn 10, Cara, Mady, Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah, and Joel join their mother in this update about their life as a family today.

Throughout the special, Kate and the kids get us up to speed on what’s changed in the family - how the kids have grown, what their interests are now, and what the latest is on Kate’s life and career. The hour will take a look back at some of the most memorable and poignant family moments from the past several years, and will highlight what the day-to-day routine has been for Kate and the kids since we last saw them.

The blurb mentions nothing about Jon, so it's unclear if he will have any role to play in the special.

Ahead of the summer special, Kate Gosselin will return to reality TV in season 14 of "Celebrity Apprentice." The upcoming season of the NBC boardroom-based reality show will film this spring, when Gosselin will appear opposite Brandi Glanville, Ludacris, and "Atlanta Housewives" member Kenya Moore.

The "Kate Plus 8" TLC special will air in June.

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