Airdate: Kate Plus Date

Mother of 8 Kate Gosselin (Jon & Kate Plus 8) now finds time for romance in a 6 part reality series Kate Plus Date on TLC.

With her sextuplets grown and her oldest twins off to college, the time is right for the well-known mother of multiples to find that special someone.

Over the years, TLC viewers have watched Kate wading neck-deep in nappies, scrambling to get the kids off to school, or stressing over every detail of birthday parties – her world has always revolved around being a mum. However, devoting herself full-time to her children has left Kate’s dating skills more than a little rusty, so she’s enlisting the help of expert matchmakers Rachel DeAlto and Adam LoDolce to guide her through this very new – and often awkward – process. They’ll help Kate find her perfect match, setting her up on dates with 10 bachelors over the course of the series.

The dates are comprised of two activities: one that’s fun and interactive, and another that’s more intimate, where they really see if there’s a spark. Kate’s college-bound twins Mady and Cara are equally invested in finding their mum a partner, providing encouragement and colourful commentary along the way.

Throughout the six-part series, follow Kate’s journey as she evolves from reserved and cautious to open and invested. While the first few dates are awkward, even “painful” in Kate’s words, she eventually learns to trust the process with the support of her matchmakers and daughters. And Mady and Cara don’t hold anything back when it comes to advising their mum, but ultimately, Kate has the final say. After being wooed by all 10 mystery men, she is faced with the difficult decision of choosing just two guys to take on a second date – the pressure is on.

From adventurous and challenging encounters to fun and surprising moments, Kate Gosselin puts it all out there on display: the good, the bad and the awkward! Throughout the process, she lets her guard down and learns a lot about herself and exactly what it’s going to take to find everlasting love.

Thursdays from 15 August at 7:30pm on TLC.

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