Is Kate Gosselin in talks with ABC for her own dating show?

SANTA MONICA, CA - APRIL 16: TV personality Kate Gosselin signs copies of her new book 'I Just Want You To Know :Letters to My Kids on Love, Faith and Family' at Barnes & Noble on April 16, 2010 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)
Just when you thought that Kate Gosselin might be fading into her own corner of overly packaged reality television comes news that she may score a dating show that will match her up with eligible single dads. Because that’s just what Kate needs, a new man to emasculate and more kids to foist off on her staff when the cameras aren’t around. Kate bitching to dates about what a hardworking mom she is will make for good television, though, and network executives know that. We’ve heard this rumor for a while, but it has a ring of truth this time, especially since it’s been a whole two weeks since she’s gone on a talk show. Still, insiders deny it and there’s the matter of her contract with TLC, which presumably bars competing shows. A dating show could potentially up the interest in her other shows, so you never know.

Jimmy Kimmel and Kelly Ripa both joked that Kate Gosselin ought to take a turn on “The Bachelorette,” and now there are fierce rumors circulating that Gosselin is working on a deal with ABC to star on a similarly styled show.

“Kate’s working on a deal to do a new reality dating series on ABC,” according to an insider who spoke to Life & Style. The magazine reports that Gosselin would “likely be starring in her own series, possibly matching her with single dads.”

A source close to the reality TV mom counters that those rumors simply are not true. “Kate has no desire to start dating right now and has no interest in a dating show,” said the source.

There’s another practical matter: Gosselin remains under contract with TLC.

It’s no surprise that other networks would be interested in Gosselin: Her new series “Kate Plus 8” is a solid performer for TLC. Its premiere on June 6 drew more than 3 million viewers.

[From MSNBC's The Scoop]

Kate said the Today Show earlier this month that she’s not ready to date again, but I would guess that there aren’t many guys around vying for her affections. There’s also the matter of her very attentive bodyguard, who is married with his own family but has been rumored to be having an affair with Kate. It’s hard to tell what’s going on with those two. I hope this story is fake and that Kate doesn’t get her own dating show, but I know if she did that I would watch it. So many people tuned in to see her look like a flailing chicken on Dancing With The Stars and I bet she’s even less skilled at dating.

Kate’s goofy pothead ex, Jon Gosselin, is apparently shopping his own reality show. He was seen out in LA with a reality show producer. I doubt there’s much interest in whatever it is he’s selling, but I believe he’s still barred from doing his own show by whatever agreement he reached with TLC. It’s hard to tell, though, as the terms were confidential.

Update: Thanks to Kaiser for pointing out that Kate is also on the cover of OK! this week, with the title “A New Man for Kate!” The teaser article on OK!’s website reveals that Kate is still looking for said man to come into her life and take her sneering directions on how to behave.


Reality personality Kate Gosselin and her Dancing With the Stars partner Tony Dovolani make their way out of their hotel for a night on on the town in New York City, New York on March 4, 2010. Fame Pictures, Inc

38268, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Thursday March 4, 2010. Kate Gosselin looks fresh faced as she leaves a dance studio to make her way to the Ted Gibson Salon in NYC. Kate is currently training with Tony Dovolani for the next season of Dancing with the Stars. She's seen wearing a tucked in gray shirt, form fitting jeans, and her pink phone tucked into her jean pocket. Photograph:

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  1. Skins says:


  2. snowball says:

    Did she fsck Satan himself? How is she getting these book and television shows when she is an unlikeable, talentless shrew whose only claim to fame is spewing multiple fetuses out of her womb at once?

    This has to be a sign of the apocalypse.

  3. canucklehead says:

    Who cares?

    It’s not like ABC will force us to watch..

    I may have to skip Modern Family from now own though. I can’t even risk seeing her in a promo.

    Sorry ABC, she’s not good tv

  4. Miss says:

    I like her.

  5. Paul E. Stanley says:

    I say let her do it, because in the long run she’ll be so overexposed that people will get sick of her. Then we can finally be rid of her.A little Kate goes a long way, but a lot of Kate will make you sick.

  6. Sarah says:

    Ugh, why won’t she just go away?

  7. zen says:

    I just dont understand why they keep shoving this one down the tv viewers throats. I agree with other poster that said let her do it just to be rid of her faster. Only so much the public will take as far as viewing her shows only to see her make a ass of herself, the lolz from that was over long ago.

  8. lucy2 says:

    Any guy who would line up for the chance to date her needs to take a serious look at his life decisions.

  9. DoMaJoReMc says:

    I think it’s HILARIOUS that the photo chosen to accompany the header on the home page is the LEAST flattering one of her. HaHa!

    Gee, will “Bodyguard” Steve join her on her “dates”?

  10. maria says:

    Whenever I see her face, hate is the first emotion I feel. Then I get really upset because she is making so much money while I am basically unemployed. Then I realize she is not worth the energy I am using thinking about her. And, finally, I think about all those kids and feel very, very sad for them.

  11. anon says:

    why is does someone with 8 children a recent, fresh divorce need to date? Can she and her ex just parent those 8 children and give themselves time before dating and having other relationships? What’s the rush? Didn’t they just break up? Who wants to date people with that many children in the first place?

  12. Jazz says:

    Go home and raise the eight kids that made you famous in the first place Kate!

  13. Anon says:

    Hahaha, a new beard for Kate. People wonder why Jon went women-crazy when he finally broke free? Take a long look at Kate, that man hater poser probably already has Jaime moved into the orphanage, “you kids will stay out of Mommy’s bedroom, this is the only time you will see this room, punishment of severeness, Jon! Jon, tell them, Jon.” (did you miss the pics of Jaime in Mom’s bedroom posing with Kate on her pillows?) Yep, Jon should tell everything.

  14. Ogechi says:

    Keep these kids off the screen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Uzi says:

    @Miss, or anyone else…Could you please explain to me why the public likes Kate so much? I see a boring, obnoxious woman who’s famous because she had fertility treatments, then gave birth to sextuplets. How is this “entertainment?”

  16. Captaine says:

    lmao yeah like somebody would wanna date some overbearing nagging reality show mother of 8 who from da looks of her dancing ability will be a complete and horrific lay. Fuck outta here.

    Good luck with that shit.

  17. Raven says:

    She was just saying in a magazine a few weeks ago that she was not into dating right now that she just going to focuses on her kid’s right know. And now she has a Dating Show in the work. She would do or say anything to get herself in the media how pathetic.

  18. Kiska says:

    I’d watch it. The problem with Gosselin is that she is SO unlikeable that its fantastic to see her flounder on screen. I know she has no talent other than being a cold-ass bitch, but it makes for good tv.

  19. Hautie says:

    “Any guy who would line up for the chance to date her needs to take a serious look at his life decisions.”

    She has always come off as a complete domineering b*tch and there are so few men out there looking for that in a girl.

    I seriously doubt that any network could find 12 men willing to even be in the same room with her.

    Much less have to spend weeks on end with her correcting their speech and telling them they are losers.

  20. Maritza says:

    For her sake and her kids hope she does find herself someone so she can lighten up and stop being so controlling. Actually, that is what she needs, a real man who will take control for a change. Jon was just another kid who she had to give instructions to.

  21. Feebee says:

    rotf lmao…

    Michael K’s headline says it all really.

  22. buckley says:

    I’d like her to go away in eight different ways.

  23. Taya says:

    Are they joking? Even a plastic dildo is disgusted by Kate. This woman is a hag that needs to go away.

  24. Tiffany says:

    I cannot lie…I would watch it. I don’t know why; it is when you see a man with his fly down and he does not notice for a long period of time. You know you should tell him, but you want to be amused.

  25. Feebee says:

    On third thought, it could be hilarious!

  26. original kate says:

    this wench just turns my stomach.

  27. Confuzzle says:

    If she hadn’t given birth I’d think she was post op transsexual M2F.

  28. carey says:

    yeah she has questionable interpersonal skills… but the reason i watched her show all those years ago (the first season) was a) just had my first kid so clearly of interest and b) this woman is a logistics GENIUS. seriously. i don’t care if she is attila the hun: i am in awe of anyone that can plan and execute a plane trip anywhere with SIX two year olds.

    i have read that her relationship with Jon soured and she got colder and bossier with each season and that is a shame. still, she started out pretty amazing.

  29. abby says:

    well, her contract allowed her to do dwts, so it’ll probably allow her to do a dating show.

  30. Wombly says:

    I love her!! So, so hot.