TLC announced Monday they are pulling the plug on "Kate Plus 8".  The last episode will air September 12th. After 6 years on television, it seems the Gosselin clan will be taking a break... or will they? TLC issued a statement giving Gosselin Family fans hope for future specials:

“TLC has decided not to renew another season of Kate Plus 8. By the end of this season Kate Plus 8 will have hit the 150 episode mark (including Jon & Kate Plus 8); an exceptional milestone. TLC hopes to check in with Kate and the family periodically with specials in the future.”

Kate responded to the news on twitter:

We’ve had a great run! Six years of whirlwind funfilled adventures thanks to TLC and our many many supportive &diehard fans! While it is very sad for me and the kids (there were many tears at the breakfast table this morning!) we are looking forward with great anticipation to our bright future! As is very typical for me, I am choosing to see the positive in this situation and I am excited2consider many more invigorating opportunities that may come my way! I poured my entire self in2 last 6 yrs of ‘Kate+8′ & I can’t wait2have the chance2challenge myself again w future endeavors! And maybe even some dating??!! We wish our fans well. And remember, this is not ‘goodbye’. I prefer to say ‘See you around!’ Xoxo we will all stay on twitter! I know I’m not going anywhere!

Hmmm... sounds like Kate might have a dating show in mind? I'm sure we'll be seeing/ hearing from her sooner than we think. The Daily News seems to agree, check out their ideas on future Gosselin TV shows .