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TV News Daily: 'Jon & Kate Plus 8' Earns 10.6 Million Viewers

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 24th 2009 2:00PM
Jon & Kate Plus 8 and Eve

'Jon & Kate' earns record ratings, Eve joins the cast of 'Glee,' MTV greenlights Audrina Patridge's reality show pilot and more TV news.Jon & Kate Plus 8A staggering 10.6 million people tuned in for Monday night's 'Jon & Kate Plus 8' -- a record high for the series. Still, fans will have to wait a bit longer for the next episode. The show will go on hiatus until Aug. 3 while the couple handles the separation. Good for Jon & Kate, bad for TLC. [Hollywood Reporter]




Jon and Kate Gosselin Photos

    Shown on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 in Philadelphia, is a copy of divorce papers Kate Gosselin filed in Montgomery County Court outside Philadelphia. Jon and Kate Gosselin of TLC's reality show, "Jon & Kate Plus 8" announced the beginning of divorce proceedings on Monday night's show. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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    FILE - In this file publicity image released by TLC, reality TV stars, Jon Gosselin, left, and his wife Kate Gosselin, from the TLC series, "Jon & Kate Plus 8," are shown. (AP Photo/TLC, Karen Alquist, File) ** NO SALES **

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    ©BAUER-GRIFFIN.COM Kate Gosselin from the hit TLC reality TV show "Jon & Kate Plus 8" appears to be having a stressful day. After chatting on her cell phone Kate becomes increasingly frustrated and spanks one of her daughters, who bursts into tears. Moments later, the police arrive and Kate can be seen talking to the officers before carrying on happily with another cell phone conversation. EXCLUSIVE June 13, 2009 Job: 90613W8 Reading, Pennsylvania www.bauergriffin.com www.bauergriffinonline.com

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    ©BAUER-GRIFFIN.COM Kate Gosselin has a busy day filled with shopping and running errands. Although she is a mother of eight, she is only spotted out with one of her daughters and a body guard. Kate stops at Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and finishes her day at the grocery store. NON-EXCLUSIVE June 14, 2009 Job: 90614W8 Reading, Pennsylvania www.bauergriffin.com www.bauergriffinonline.com

    ANT GRIFFITH/bauergriffinonline.com

    ©BAUER-GRIFFIN.COM Kate Gosselin has a busy day filled with shopping and running errands. Although she is a mother of eight, she is only spotted out with one of her daughters and a body guard. Kate stops at Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and finishes her day at the grocery store. NON-EXCLUSIVE June 14, 2009 Job: 90614W8 Reading, Pennsylvania www.bauergriffin.com www.bauergriffinonline.com

    ANT GRIFFITH/bauergriffinonline.com

    ©BAUER-GRIFFIN.COM Kate Gosselin has a busy day filled with shopping and running errands. Although she is a mother of eight, she is only spotted out with one of her daughters and a body guard. Kate stops at Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and finishes her day at the grocery store. NON-EXCLUSIVE June 14, 2009 Job: 90614W8 Reading, Pennsylvania www.bauergriffin.com www.bauergriffinonline.com

    ANT GRIFFITH/bauergriffinonline.com

    ©BAUER-GRIFFIN.COM Kate Gosselin has a busy day filled with shopping and running errands. Although she is a mother of eight, she is only spotted out with one of her daughters and a body guard. Kate stops at Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and finishes her day at the grocery store. NON-EXCLUSIVE June 14, 2009 Job: 90614W8 Reading, Pennsylvania www.bauergriffin.com www.bauergriffinonline.com

    ANT GRIFFITH/bauergriffinonline.com

    In this photo taken Thursday, May 28, 2009, magazines featuring Kate Gosselin are seen on a small table in Lotus Salon in Wernersville, Pa. Jon, Kate and their eight have attracted a huge TV audience and a state labor investigation. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor says it's looking into whether the hit reality show "Jon & Kate Plus 8" is complying with the state's child labor law, given the tender ages of its stars. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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    ** FOR STORY SLUGGED FAMA ** FILE - This undated file publicity image released by TLC shows reality TV stars, Jon Gosselin, left, and his wife Kate Gosselin, from the TLC series, "Jon & Kate Plus 8." (AP Photo/TLC, Karen Alquist, File) ** NO SALES **

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    ©BAUER-GRIFFIN.COM Jon and Kate Gosselin of the hit TLC show "Jon & Kate Plus 8" finish filming an episode where they receive their own choppers (motorcycles) from the Orange County Choppers of the other TLC show, "American Chopper." Kate relaxes on the lawn with some of her kids while Jon takes his new ride for a spin. Meanwhile, one of the bodyguards takes on a parental role with one of the children. NON-EXCLUSIVE May 22, 2009 Job: 90523X1 Reading, Pennsylvania www.bauergriffin.com www.bauergriffinonline.com

    ANT GRIFFITH/bauergriffinonline.com



EveSinger Eve is scheduled to appear on two upcoming episodes of 'Glee.' The rapper will play a choir director from one of the show's rival schools -- a role that was reportedly turned down by Whitney Houston. Prepare for those particular eps to be all about Eve. [Ausiello Files]


Audrina PatridgeMTV is giving the OK to eight new projects, including an 'In Living Color'-esque sketch comedy show developed by Jamie Foxx and an untitled reality series starring Audrina Patridge. Patridge is also expected to continue working on 'The Hills.' [Variety]


Rubicon Miranda RichardsonAMC has picked up 12 episodes of 'Rubicon,' a new political thriller from 'Sopranos' scribe Allen Coulter. 'Rubicon' stars James Badge Dale and Oscar nominee Miranda Richardson, and is said to be about an analyst who follows clues leading to a global conspiracy. AMC is building up a stable of worthy companion programming for 'Mad Men.' [Variety]

Martin LawrenceMartin Lawrence's production company, Runteldat, is developing a number of new comedy projects for television. Highlights include a Fox animated series based on Lawrence's teenage years in Washington, D.C., along with a single-camera series for Starz based on Gary Owens' standup comedy routines. [Hollywood Reporter]

Adrianne Palicki'Supernatural' will once again bring Adrianne Palicki back from the dead. The 'Friday Night Lights' star, who portrayed Sam's ill-fated girlfriend Jessica in three previous episodes of the demon-hunting show, has booked one new episode, scheduled to air sometime towards the beginning of the season. [Ausiello Files]

Callum BlueCallum Blue ('The Tudors') is 'Smallville''s next villain. The actor will play a younger version of nemesis General Zod when the show enters its ninth season in the fall. No word on when Blue will officially make his debut. [Hollywood Reporter]


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Fans will meet a new recurring character on 'Fringe' next season. Meghan Markle will play a junior FBI agent described as "attractive, brash and quick-witted." As if we needed more reasons to watch. [Hollywood Reporter]


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