TLC’s announcement that Jon and Kate Plus Eight will soon be minus Jon has been long-expected, especially by the few remaining viewers who’ve seen Jon’s participation in the show decrease week by week. (Just 1.7 million watched last Monday, according to People, compared to the more than 10 million who tuned in for the divorce episode in June.) Personally, though, I’m sad to see Jon go. Being charitable, Jon was the 10th-most charismatic person on the show. But, since the separation, he’s become that rarest of species: a reality show performer who openly despises being on a reality show. And, earrings and new girlfriends aside, that’s made Jon surprisingly compelling to watch.
So what’s next for JG? If he follows the Kevin Federline playbook, we can expect to see him playing himself in a self-deprecatory Super Bowl ad, guest starring as an impending corpse on a CBS cop show, and emerging as the surprisingly sane parent after Kate goes on a head-shaving bender. But I think Jon’s got a brighter future. He unfortunately wisely opted out of a show called Divorced Dads Club which would have co-starred Michael Lohan. That tells you he’s smart enough to know a complete train wreck when he sees one (perhaps from experience.)
Here are the best options I can see for Jon’s next step towards glory:
What do you think Jon should do next, PopWatchers?
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