Kicking off with an anniversary special, TLC will debut previously unseen footage from the past 10 years and new interviews with the Gosselin pack as they celebrate the family’s anniversary on the network. According to TLC, Kate and her children will discuss some of their most memorable moments. It is unclear whether Kate’s ex-husband, Jon, who was a part of Jon & Kate Plus 8, will be included.
In the new episodes of Kate Plus 8, Kate and her eight kids -- twins Cara and Mady, now 16; sextuplets Aaden, Collin, Joel, Leah, Alexis and Hannah, now 12 -- have several momentous occasions, from birthdays and driving lessons to family vacations and game nights.
The new footage shows just how much things have changed with the brood, and it’s clear that the teenage kids’ constant embarrassment over their mother is reaching new heights.
To celebrate their birthdays, Kate puts on a scavenger hunt where the girls compete against the boys, and when she asks them where their new family puppies are, she has a mild freak-out. “Mommy’s soooo overdramatic,” one of her kids says, as a montage of Kate being a little overly dramatic (while canoeing, demanding waffles in the kitchen) plays through.
During a museum trip, Kate is the only one who runs scared following a presentation, to which her kids reaffirm that their 41-year-old mother “likes to make a scene.” Hilariously, her kids admit none of them want to be “on Mommy’s team” whenever they’re playing games on a family outing because “she’s way too competitive.”
“I just want you to stop yelling and being stressed,” Mady tells her mom in an effort to calm Kate’s nerves. In a sweet moment, we also learn that Collin, whom Kate revealed in August was enrolled in a program away from home to help him cope with “special needs,” was a particular help to her during a family trip.
Kate Plus 8 premieres Nov. 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TLC.