Ratings for Jon and Kate Plus Eight have dropped to a season low of 1.7 million (down by 8 million since the divorce episode) proving that people are tired of watching Kate’s possum head bitch and moan at an old dude in an Ed Hardy tee. So it’s time for restructuring. TLC announced today that they have dropped Jon Gosselin from Jon and Kate. They don’t straight out say it, but in a statement just released, TLC says the show will still focus on the kids but with a “deeper focus on Kate’s role as a single mother.”
“The program will continue to capture the incredible lives of the eight Gosselin children and their family but will now include a deeper focus on Kate’s role in the family and her journey as a single mother building the next chapter in her life. TLC will continue its exclusive relationship with Jon Gosselin and he will continue to appear on the show, but on a less regular basis.
Given the recent changes in the family dynamics, it only makes sense for us to refresh and recalibrate the program to keep pace with the family. The family has evolved and we are attempting to evolve with it; we feel that Kate’s journey really resonates with our viewers. Additionally the network is in development on a Kate project for 2010”
The show will be retitled Kate Plus Eight. Jon will be pushed into obscurity. Fame will leave him. Ed Hardy will fall out of love with him.
Shortly after the announcement, Jon’s attorney contacted In Touch to tell them Jon is having second thoughts about the divorce.
“He woke up one morning, looked in the mirror and didn’t like the reflection,” Jon’s attorney, Mark Jay Heller, tells In Touch. “He realized he’d made some bad choices.” Jon and Kate were due to be officially divorced by the end of November — but now he claims he’s had a serious change of heart. “I regret my conduct since Kate and I separated [on June 22],” Jon tells In Touch exclusively. “I used poor judgment in publicly socializing with other women so soon.”
Translation: I don’t want to be dropped from the show because then girls will realize I’m just a weird old guy who wears t-shirts people in their 20’s wouldn’t be caught dead in.