Like that pimple on your chin you so desperately tried to extinguish before meeting your boyfriend’s mother for the first time, Kate Gosselin is baaaaaack! TLC has confirmed with EW that the much-maligned reality star is set to return with new episodes of Kate Plus 8 on April 4 — but, honestly, are you really interested in watching anymore?
We first tuned into Jon & Kate Plus 8 for the adorable factor: Eight huggable wee ones making mischief — how could we resist? Then there was the scandal factor: The divorce! The Ed Hardy! Holy midlife crisis! Then we watched Gosselin shimmy her way into disaster status, courtesy of Dancing With the Stars. But now, after drinking Charlie Sheen’s tiger blood and watching Lindsay Lohan defend her alleged sticky fingers, Gosselin feels like a scandal-prone reality star from a distant — and, somehow, much more innocent — time. (Sheen sees your divorce, Kate, and raises you a machete.) In other words: Hey, Kate Gosselin: 2010 wants its trainwreck back!
So, yes, Kate Plus 8 is returning this April, when TLC will air footage of Gosselin and the children traveling through Australia. But is there any way we’d still laugh at shots of her swimming with sharks, unless we portal back in time a year and a half? In this day and age, is her trainwreck simply not gruesome enough? PopWatchers: Will you watch Kate Plus 8?