Aug. 15, 2011 at 3:34 PM ET
Looks like Jon and Kate Gosselin's eight children will have a chance to grow up without cameras following their every move after this season.
"TLC has decided not to renew another season of 'Kate Plus 8,' " the network said in a statement to TODAY.com. "By the end of this season 'Kate Plus 8' will have hit the 150 episode mark (including 'Jon & Kate Plus 8'); an exceptional milestone."
"We've had a great run!" Kate tweeted after the news was announced. "Six years of whirlwind funfilled 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."
The mom of eight plans to keep herself busy after her reality show ends. "I can't wait2have the chance2challenge myself again w future endeavors!" she tweeted. "In the meanX, I hope 2have more time4motivational speaking, book writing &other fun work opportunities that come my way ... And mayteve even some dating??!!"
But for fans of the family or those curious about how the kids will turn out, stay tuned. "TLC hopes to check in with Kate and the family periodically with specials in the future," the network said.
The last episode will air on Sept. 12.
"Kate Plus 8" currently airs Mondays at 9 p.m. On tonight's episode, Gosselin answers viewers' questions, including whether she's dating again and how many plastic surgeries she's had done. Check out this sneak peek:
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