Best of TV Watch: 15 Highlights from May 30 Through June 5
Jon misses Kate’s birthday on ”Jon & Kate Plus Eight”; Susan Boyle falls short on ”Britain’s Got Talent”; and lots more. If you missed any of our daily TV summaries, catch up now with our takes on the juiciest moments
After months of media speculation about the state of their marriage, the reality-TV mom and dad announced on the June 22, 2009 episode of their TLC show, Jon & Kate Plus 8, that they'd begun divorce proceedings. The end of their marriage, however, was only the beginning of the he said-she said about money, infidelity, and childcare that followed. The seemingly eternal squabbling that followed did little to maintain the ratings momentum of the once-hot show: While the season five premiere in May nabbed 9.8 million viewers, by the fall the show — which eventually stopped featuring the couple together on camera — dropped back down to the low single digits, and Jon & Kate officially wrapped on November 23, 2009.