Sept. 29, 2009 -- Kate Gosselin has always made it clear that, despite her divorce from Jon, the show must go on -- and it will, but without Jon.
Starting Nov. 2, "Jon & Kate Plus 8" will be rechristened "Kate Plus Eight." In a press release sent to ABCNews.com on Tuesday, TLC announced that it was adapting the show to evolve with the changes in the Gosselin family.
The release said TLC will continue its exclusive relationship with Jon but that he would appear less often on the show. The relaunched show will focus more on Kate Gosselin and her journey as a single mother of eight -- 5-year-old sextuplets and 8-year-old twins.
"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," TLC president Eileen O'Neill said in the statement. "The family has evolved and we are attempting to evolve with it; we feel that Kate's journey really resonates with our viewers."
TLC also announced that it was developing a new project for Kate slated for 2010.
The couple made their separation official on an episode of the show that aired in June. TLC says they are in divorce proceedings but Jon Gosselin is seeking a delay according to In Touch Weekly. The magazine is reporting that Jon has submitted court papers to suspend the divorce proceedings for 90 days.
He tells In Touch that "even though we were heading for a divorce, it appeared that Kate had been suffering from this divorce as much as I had. That's why I asked my attorney to put the brakes on this divorce so I could try to regain control over the future of our family. So Kate and I could join on a cooperative course that would benefit our family — not destroy it."
Jon and Kate were scheduled to be officially divorced by the end of November, but now he says, "I regret my conduct since Kate and I separated. I used poor judgment in publicly socializing with other women so soon."
Mark Jay Heller, Gosselin's attorney says that Jon wants the document to be a sort of peace treaty: "He is hoping to inspire his wife to become less rigid, inflexible and controlling and open up. We're hoping Jon and Kate can sit down together and start exploring what to do about their situation."
Kate: 'This is Difficult'
Kate Gosselin recently spoke out about how it was "difficult" to see her estranged husband canoodle with other women in front of their eight children, but that she would continue to star in the reality show that includes Jon Gosselin and the kids because "every job comes with a price."
"This is definitely -- I'm not going to lie -- this is difficult," Gosselin said on ABC's "The View" earlier this month about adjusting to her new life as a single mother, including seeing Jon's girlfriends around her children.
Gosselin said despite the round-the-clock coverage of her family and regularly being hounded by the paparazzi, she had no plans to quit the "Jon & Kate Plus 8" reality show because "I'm a single mom and I need a paycheck."
We didn't go into this saying I want to be a huge celebrity. My focus is I want to support my children," she said while guest co-hosting the chat show.
Furthermore, she said, even if she did stop making the show, the public would still be interested in her personal life.
"So many people say just stop and pull out. … I could stop and I'd still have all the flack," she said.
Jon Gosselin's Dating Scene
Though Jon has been seen dating other women since the couple separated, including current girlfriend Hailey Glassman (daughter of Kate's onetime plastic surgeon), Kate said she is not currently interested in dating.
"I'm so not worried about that," she said of meeting a man.
Gosselin admitted that becoming fodder for the tabloids sometimes took its toll emotionally and that she "melted down" this weekend.
As the reality show's fifth season was about to premiere in June, allegations of cheating put the Gosselin's on a variety of tabloid covers and the couple admitted they would separate.
This season has focused on Jon and Kate each spending time with their children separately.
Jon Gosselin, who has been seen with a handful of women and partying in clubs around the world since the couple split up, recently told "Good Morning America" that he "despise[d]" Kate.
But Kate told "The View" that she would not strike back, but would continue to "take the high road."