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Jon & Kate Show on Hiatus

The show must go on—just not quite yet. In the wake of Monday night’s episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8, in which the couple announced they’re getting a divorce, the TLC network is putting the reality show on hiatus until August, The New York Times reports. The episode set a record with 10.6 million viewers and became the highest-rated telecast on cable TV this year, but will viewers still tune in now that the couple has split? TLC president Eileen O’Neill said the show will focus on the “parent-child relationship,” and executives think viewers can relate to divorce and will want to watch how the situation unfolds. The decision to push the remainder of the show’s season back to August 3 was made so that “everyone could adjust to the new circumstances,” O'Neill said.