If you were hoping the tabloid circus that currently surrounds our favorite TLC family, The Gosselins, wouldn't infiltrate the fifth season of the big brood's show, Jon and Kate Plus 8 — it's not going to happen. In light of all the news reports and magazine covers, the network will focus the full hour of next Monday's season premiere on the couple's marital strains. A spokesperson issued a statement. It said:
"We are in production for season 5 and moving forward as planned, while fully supporting the family and respecting their needs as they work through this challenging time. This show has always been about a real family dealing with real-life situations, and that will continue to be the case."
Sadly, it looks like this season won't be all sunshine, rainbows, and edible playdough.