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In a statement announcing that the show would not be renewed, the network said: "By the end of this season Kate Plus 8 will have hit the 150 episode mark (including Jon & Kate Plus 8), an exceptional milestone."
Kate quickly took to Twitter to react to the cancellation. "We've had a great run! Six years of whirlwind fun-filled adventures thanks to TLC and our many many supportive &diehard fans! While it is very sad for me and the kids (there were many tears at the breakfast table this morning!)… we are looking forward with great anticipation to our bright future!"
She tweeted that she prefers to remain positive about the situation and is looking forward to future projects. "I am excited2consider many more invigorating opportunities that may come my way! I poured my entire self in2 last 6 yrs of 'Kate+8' & I can't wait2have the chance2challenge myself again w future endeavors. And maybe even some dating??!! We wish our fans well. And remember, this is not 'goodbye'. I prefer to say 'See you around!' Xoxo … we will all stay on Twitter! I know I’m not going anywhere!"
The show's final episode is set to air September 12th and the Gosselin family is expected to still make appearances on the network in the future. "TLC hopes to check in with Kate and the family periodically with specials in the future," the statement said.
Jon & Kate Plus 8 made headlines in 2009 when the couple went through a highly publicized and bitter split.