Response to TLC Statement

TLC president Eileen O'Neill read a statement about the reality show at Television Critics Associated Panel in Pasadena, California.

"Over the last four years and through 100 episodes, we've captured this remarkable family's entertaining chaos," O'Neill said. "Viewers fell in love and the show developed a passionate, loyal following."

But this past spring, life intervened and the family's status changed. It was certainly something we never expected, nor planned to have happen. But this has resulted in unprecedented television," she continued.

"Our approach to the circumstance was simple: to cover the family with great care and thoughtfulness as they dealt with a subject that is all too familiar to many American families today."

Jon and Kate have never said they were perfect, which has made them relatable and created an undeniable connection with the viewers. We will continue to capture this family's journey in a respectful and sensitive way.


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