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    >>> we are back now at ten after 8:00 and after six years it's a wrap for the goslin group. tonight marks the end of " kate plus 8 ." first a look back.

    >> action.

    >> the cameras have stopped rolling for one reality family and the most well-known mom of multiples and her eight kids reminisce on the show's finale.

    >> the last episode of our show.

    >> go.

    >> reporter: after months of speculation and reports of low ratings in august the cable network released a statement tlc has decided not to renew another season of " kate plus 8 ." gosselin took to twitter that same day tweeting there are many tears at the breakfast table this morning.

    >> might be a crazy life .

    >> but it's our life.

    >> reporter: the show began as " jon and kate plus 8 " as they raised twins and sextuplets in pennsylvania. the eight little ones stole the show but viewers were captivated by the relationship between mom and dad . in 2009 the show got its highest rating as over 10 million viewers watched jon and kate gosselin announce their separation.

    >> kate and i decided to separate.

    >> i am not very fond of the idea personally, but i know it's necessary.

    >> reporter: the show took a brief hiatus but the divorcing couple remained fixtures in the headlines and paparazzi. kate kept fans intrigued as she got a new look and took a spin on "dancing with the as far as." the rebranded " kate plus 8 " focused on single kate as she and her kids moved forward with their lives.

    >> everything comes to an end. everybody knows that.

    >> kate gosselin , welcome back. good morning.

    >> hi.

    >> mixed emotion, right.

    >> very.

    >> yeah, you were here in august and you were talking to ann. you seemed to have no idea this was imminent. how did you find out.

    >> not long after that interview, i got a call from tlc and i knew that we were, you know, in the deciding --

    >> teetering.

    >> -- place so it was not a surprise, obviously ratings and everything else, so i braced myself and here we are.

    >> i guess a lot of people would say, okay, brace myself and we get back to a normal life because this has been not normal. you know, living in front of cameras is not normal and yet you don't seem to feel that way. i think there's sadness and also fear, isn't there.

    >> yeah, there's a combination of both. i mean there is some relief, but there's -- there is sadness because it's the end of an era . i feel sad for my kids because of all of the opportunities that they're now questioning what's going to happen. i feel sad for fans because they're devastated. they're saying, you know, you're the neighbor moving far away and we won't see you again but there's also fear because this has been although maybe not my career, it has been the start essentially of my career and my job and the way i've been providing for my kids for six years and so, you know, it is a little scary.

    >> jon gosselin your ex-husband has spoken about the cancellation. we reached out to him. he was unavailable for comment but did tell radaronline that he is "very relieved that the kids will be away from the cameras." he also told another organization "that reality tv is not a career and it's time to get back to a normal life ."

    >> well, it's a situation where, you know, jon may be accepting of mediocre for his kids and working a regular job. i want the best for my kids and the best opportunities not unlike every parent. i think that to be a good parent is to work as hard as you can and give them the best opportunities in life and this has provided that.

    >> so it sounds as if you're keeping the door very much open to continuing to work in television. would you agree to another reality show ?

    >> you know, it would have to be the right one but i think at this point the best opportunity for all of us would be me continuing in tv as a way to provide for my kids. something that's exciting and challenging for me has been tv and, you know, i wouldn't be opposed to it.

    >> would you be opposed to including your kids again? would you put them right back into a cycle of that?

    >> you know, if the right thing came along, i think that we all are still in agreeance with it and i'm sure you will see my kids again at some point.

    >> you know, i was thinking. do you think in some way the ratings started to decline -- do you think in some way after the divorce that the viewers missed the bickering that they missed the dynamic and that that's what they were tuning in, as cute as the children are, that what they really wanted to see was a couple disintegrating.

    >> you know, i think people watch sometimes hoping things, you know, ill will on people and that's unfortunate. but i think that also the -- the drama that was caused the tabloid fodder, i honestly think that played as much of a role into it, because it was drama that was unnecessary that was created that was made up and i'm still where i was minus jon, moving forward doing the best for my kids like many moms out there. and so i think that that sort of distracting factor may have gotten the best of it, as well.

    >> last week on the last episode a little fireworks there. you know, you had a pretty good fight with a good friend of yours. the nanny or baby-sitter had a little -- tough time with her. she got up and quit. what happened.

    >> you know, it was a situation where there was just that trip was so much even more stressful than you saw on camera. there was so much more, you know, unplanned drama. the whole murphy's law thing and honestly that was a situation where many people have had family vacations wheres that sort of thing happens. you just don't see it on camera and i love jamie. i love ashley. they both know how i feel. i've apologized immensely and they're -- i love them.

    >> apparently have good feelings about the people at tlc . you thanked them for the opportunities they've given you.

    >> i do. i need to thank tlc for, you know, opening this door for us, specifically david, the ceo of discovery who has never lost sight of the fact that we are a family with hearts and a future and always protected us and taken care of us and i can't thank him enough. he's a great man.

    >> just in case people think you're vanishing from the planet you have a family website that i think goes on today.

    >> yes, kateplusmy8.com is a place where fans can follow us so we're sort of not ended.

    >> keep us posted. i'm sure we'll figure out and be hearing things about what your future holds. thanks for your time this morning, kate . nice to see you again.

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  1. CHICAGO, IL - JULY 22: Kate Gosselin takes part in the 2012 Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon at Grant Park on July 22, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images) (Timothy Hiatt / Getty Images Contributor) Back to slideshow navigation
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  3. Back to work

    Reality TV star Kate Gosselin has a new job -- working for a money-saving coupon website. She will be contributing blog posts to offer money-saving advice and shopping tips to CouponCabin.com. Gosselin is seen here on her first day at the new job, Nov. 11, 2011. (CouponCabin.com via Splash) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Kate Gosselin and her eight children on "Kate Plus 8." (Clark Mccarthy-miller / TLC) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. A fresh start

    Gosselin appears on stage Thursday, April 8, 2010, in New York to introduce her new show "Twist of Kate." TLC said the show will revolve around Gosselin "meeting real families in the middle of their own extraordinary challenges." (Mary Altaffer / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. ***EXCLUSIVE*** DANCING WITH THE STARS - "Episode 1002" - In week two of "Dancing with the Stars," all of the couples returned to dance their second routines in a two-hour show, MONDAY, MARCH 29 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Kelsey McNeal/ABC via Getty Images) TONY DOVOLANI, KATE GOSSELIN (Kelsey Mcneal / ABC via Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Showing a new side

    Gosselin, left, and her partner Tony Dovolani perform on "Dancing with the Stars," on Monday, March 29, 2010 in Los Angeles. In order to compete on the ABC show and spend as much time as possible with her kids, she built a dance studio in her basement of the family's Pa. home. (Adam Larkey / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Turning the page

    Gosselin is shown on the cover of her memoir, "I Just Want You to Know," which was released by Zondervan Books. In the book she opens up about her marriage to Jon Gosselin and talks about the pressures of motherhood and the hardships of stardom. On the TODAY show in New York on Tuesday, April 13, she told Meredith Vieira that she wanted to write it to give her kids "advice for the future." (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Lending a hand

    Jon Gosselin and girlfriend Morgan Christie attend the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Jan. 22, 2010. The two are shown visiting Resource's Sky Suite Lounge, where he participated in the Blanket America campaign to give blankets to poverty-stricken Americans. The couple reportedly split in March. (Jerritt Clark / WireImage) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Time to pay up

    Jon Gosselin walks past reporters after he exited the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa., on Oct. 13, 2009. In the court proceeding, Gosselin was ordered to repay $180,000 that he took from the joint account he shares with estranged wife Kate Gosselin. Kate and Jon's divorce was finalized in December 2009. (Matt Rourke / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Rough seas?

    Kate Gosselin and her children ride a ferry during an episode of TLC's "Jon & Kate PLus 8." The network shut down filming of the show on Oct. 1, 2009 after receiving a cease-and-desist order from Jon Gosselin. The reality dad told Larry King he had “an epiphany one day” and realized his 5-year-old sextuplets and 8-year-old twins shouldn’t be filmed at the family’s Pennsylvania home while their parents are going through a divorce. (TLC) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Milestone moment

    Jon and Kate Gosselin help their sextuplets get ready to board a bus for their first day of school in Reading, Pa., on Friday, Aug. 28, 2009. The 5-year-olds -- Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel -- are attending junior kindergarten three days a week. (Splash News) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Kate's dudes

    Kate Gosselin sports a pink cowgirl hat while visiting a dude ranch in 2009 in Wyoming with Collin, Aaden and Joel. The boys rode horses, chased goats and were utterly fascinated by the ranch, musing that the horses looked like cows. (TLC) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Reduced to tears

    Kate Gosselin dries her eyes during her interview on the TODAY show in New York on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. Kate said her marriage to Jon would have failed whether it played out in the glare of a reality TV show or not. (Richard Drew / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Public affection

    Jon Gosselin and girlfriend Hailey Glassman are spotted together in Harriman State Park in New York on Monday, July 20, 2009. The two were hugging each other, holding hands and at one point Glassman put a flower behind Jon's ear. Glassman is the daughter of Harry Glassman, the doctor who performed Kate Gosselin's tummy tuck. (Splash News) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Unwelcome spotlight

    Celebrity magazines featuring Kate Gosselin are seen on a table in Lotus Salon in Wernersville, Pa., on May 28, 2009. The Gosselins have attracted a huge television audience with their TLC program "Jon & Kate Plus 8." As news of marital trouble gained traction, so did the tabloid coverage. (Carolyn Kaster / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Seemingly happy family

    Jon and Kate Gosselin -- with twins Cara and Mady in center -- celebrate the fifth birthday of the sextuplets on May 17, 2009. Jon and Kate reportedly arrived separately. ''Marriages can crumble very easily. I'm not dumb," Kate said. "Ours has 500 times the stress of a normal marriage.'' (Michael Pilla / TLC via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Her reality

    A TLC camera crew shoots footage of one of the Gosselin children at the family's Reading, Pa., home. Pennsylvania's Labor Department opened an investigation in the summer of 2009 into whether "Jon & Kate Plus 8" is complying with state child labor laws. TLC said it "fully complies" with state laws and regulations. (Splash News) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. Eight is enough

    Kate Gosselin attends a signing for her books "Eight Little Faces" and "Multiple Bles8ings" at Barnes & Noble in Glendale, Calif., on April 14. (David Livingston / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Ready for their closeup

    John and Kate Gosselin attend a Discovery Upfront presentation to promote their show in New York on April 23, 2008. Five seasons of the much-watched program follow the Gosselins through their daily lives and the challenges of raising multiple children. (Thos Robinson / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. Before the storm

    Jon and Kate Gosselin and their eight kids appear on the TODAY show in New York on Oct. 2, 2007. Almost two years later, with her marriage in pieces, Kate told Meredith Vieira, "I am as well as can be expected. I’m determined to hang in there. What life hands me, I’m going to do. My focus still is the health and well-being of my children as well as myself." (Heidi Gutman / NBC NewsWire) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. Aloha

    Jon and Kate Gosselin renewed their wedding vows in Maui, Hawaii, in August 2008. The couple originally married on June 12, 1999. On June 22, 2009, proceedings were initiated in Pennsylvania to end their 10-year marriage. The episode announcing their separation and divorce drew a record 10.6 million viewers to "Jon & Kate Plus 8." (Mark Arbeit / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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