”Jon & Kate Plus 8” are just the latest in a long line of big broods we’re glad we don’t have to feed, from the Bakers in ”Cheaper By the Dozen” to ”The Brady Bunch” to the Bluths of ”Arrested Development,” and, naturally, even more
Once, this was an adorably simple series about the challenges of raising a huge family: saving money, fighting stains, potty training. Then, the mundane squabbles were replaced by icy silences, tears, and, finally, divorce filings. Then, it was just Kate Plus Eight. Now, it's just a pop-culture footnote.
Best Season: 3 ''Special day'' episodes find each child spending time alone with a parent. Plus, Jon gets hair plugs.