Mondays "Jon & Kate Plus 8" In Partnership with NBC?

Monday’s episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 is a special episode produced by NBC, which is perhaps the show’s last ditch effort to boost ratings and convince Jon Gosselin that the show must go on; or maybe, with the end in sight, Kate Gosselin’s ready to air even more dirty laundry about her estranged husband.

Whichever way you swing it, Monday’s episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 should offer something a little bit different, with the mother of 8 sitting down for an apparently “revealing” interview with NBC’s Natalie Morales. The episode follows last week’s “Ask Kate” which brought in more viewers than the show has seen in months, since the new season of the series premiered following rumors of Jon & Kate’s split.

Some feel it might be a last-ditch attempt to boost ratings while others are standing by the belief that this is TLC’s sneaky way of getting around the legal roadblock that Jon Gosselin has put in the way by demanding that they stop filming. Read: TLC might not be allowed to film, but there’s no rules against NBC doing so…that and the series has probably now run out of footage.

Despite this TLC/NBC partnership for Jon & Kate Plus 8, producers assure viewers that there has been no deal arranged between NBC and Kate Gosselin regarding future appearances.

I guess we’ll just have to tune in tomorrow to see if we actually learn anything new. We probably won’t, but that thought alone will help the networks reach their goal.

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