TLC Exec Dishes on New Episodes of 'Jon and Kate Plus 8' - Featured

There's no stopping the network from filming the Gosselins on Jon & Kate plus 8, as they've recently hinted at what viewers can expect upon the show's return. On Monday, we'll get to see the family once again, minus the scandal. Then again, Jon and Kate probably wouldn't survive the entertainment world without that, would they?

TLC General Manager and President Eileen O'Neill spoke to audiences during the Television Critics Association panel held in Pasadena, California last Thursday. She announced what Jon and Kate Plus 8 holds in store for the fans.

"You'll see Jon struggle in the kitchen trying to make pizza for his kids," O'Neill announced. "You'll see what its like when Kate has to put a tent up for the first time for her kids, who love to camp in their backyard. And she gets a little advice from her daughter who doesn't think she does it quite as well as dad."

It sounds as though they're trying their best to avoid the issue of divorce. It's been said that Jon and Kate Plus 8 would head to a new direction now that that's occurred, but the network doesn't seem too keen on putting the spotlight on the separation.

TLC's Eileen O'Neill didn't fully discuss the ladies that Jon Gosselin's been attached to these days, from Kate Major to Hailey Glassman. The Jon and Kate Plus 8 patriarch has announced before that he wouldn't dare introduce his girlfriends to his kids, but he didn't say anything about bringing them on the show itself.

"As far as new people and places that may be cycling into Jon and Kate's lives, we're taking it on a case-by-case basis," O'Neill stated.

The new episode airing this August 3 also features a change worth noting. Eileen O'Neill went on: "The show comes back this Monday and many of the episodes are still works in progress, but a couple of things you should know: The couch, the iconic couch, is gone and been replaced by separate interview chairs for Jon and Kate. You're going to see two parents who love their kids more than ever and you'll be seeing them separately parenting,"

The TLC executive also promised that they will never fail to prioritize the welfare of the stars as they keep filming the show. "Jon and Kate have never said they were perfect, which has made them relatable and created an undeniable connection with our viewers. We will continue to capture this family's journey in a respectful and sensitive way."

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