The new highly anticipated season of “Kate Plus 8” began last night as Kate Gosselin and her eight children headed to the Australian outback. The pressure is on as TV bosses have already warned her that the show will be axed if viewing figures fall below the 1 million mark and that would leave the former nurse looking fr a regular job: not easy as a single mom to eight young kids.
Her last season, with Sarah Palin, may be something she is keen to live down, as ratings started high but quickly fell. However, last night we saw an exciting start to the Gosselin family’s Australian adventure with New Years Eve fireworks, koala bears, and swimming with sharks.
She seemed keen to make a fresh start and face the great outdoors with cheerful enthusiasm, despite her previous breakdown in Alaska. That time she had Palin with her, though, so this could be a whole different story. Whether that is good or bad, you decide for yourselves.
Last night, the whole family appeared to be having a great time Down Under. There was even a friendly chat with ex-husband, Jon, upon landing in Australia. Kate seems confident, determined to cope alone, but a bit boring, this season.
“Kate Plus 8″ airs on Mondays at 10pm on TLC. The station believes in Kate Gosselin, giving her a season, instead of one-off specials this time – but if last night is anything to judge by, she will have to do something to liven things up and maintain her ratings.