Kate Gosselin, a famous TV personality, came to prominence with her reality show, ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8’, which premiered on Discovery Health in April 2007. It follows Kate and Jon’s lives as they attempt to raise an atypical family of eight kids. However, after the split, the series was renamed ‘Kate Plus 8’ and it concluded in July 2017 after running for 11 seasons.
Kate Plus Date Plot: What is it about?
A single mom to twins Mady and Cara (set to join college) and 14-year-old sextuplets Hannah, Collin, Alexis, Aaden, Joel, and Leah (all grown up), 44-year-old Kate rethinks about dating. She seeks the guidance of matchmakers, Rachel DeAlto and Adam LoDolce as she embarks on her road to romance. And of course, being such a popular reality star, it is not a surprise that her search for the perfect soulmate is being documented through cameras.
‘Kate Plus Date’, across its six episodes, films Gosselin as she meets 10 potential love interests. She goes on dates set up by her experts. And each date involves one active and one intimate activity. The first event is planned just to introduce some fun elements, whereas the second is to see if there is a spark between the two. In between, we also witness Mady and Cara as they give their opinions as parts of the commentary. After the 10 dates are over, Kate chooses the last two guys with whom she wants to go out again.
According to Kate, she explained that she has hired professional matchmakers to shortlist the men for her because the process seems much more feasible, practical, and secured than random online and Internet dating. She said that she wants a matured person “with a set career, who is confident.” Her ideal partner should be someone who is independent, has his own life figured out, travels for work, gets along with her children, and loves dogs.
Not only her, but Kate’s 18-year-old twins are also supportive of their mom finding her special man. They understand that once they leave home, their mother would be all alone and would definitely need someone to keep her company. And hence, we see Mady and Cara making occasional appearances on the show as well. When asked about her experience while filming the series, Kate replied that the most difficult parts are adjusting and trying to go with the flow of the dates. Sometimes, the encounters do make her feel awkward, overwhelmed, and terrified! Overall, the synopsis of ‘Kate Plus Date’ does seem a lot similar to the premise of ‘The Bachelorette‘. Kate embarks on meeting some of the best potential candidates and by the end of the series, decides who is the perfect fit for her.
Kate Plus Date Season 1 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Kate Plus Date’ season 1 premieres on June 10, 2019, at 10 p.m. ET on TLC. The entire run of the series comprises six episodes where we witness this mother of eight attempting to navigate the steamy, raging waters of exciting blind dates. So, does she meet the man of her dreams? Watch the series to find out.
Now, will ‘Kate Plus Date’ get another season? We cannot give a definite answer to that yet. While the decision mostly depends on the success of the show and the viewers’ response, another factor which will act as a contributing factor is whether Kate comes out successful in her mission or not. However, noting Kate’s famed reality star status and the immense popularity of her previous shows, we would not be surprised if this series gets another season soon. And if it does, we can predict ‘Kate Plus Date’ season 2 to premiere sometime during June 2020. But this is only as per our best guess. We shall update this section as and when we learn more.
Kate Plus Date Trailer:
TLC has released an official trailer for ‘Kate Plus Date’ season 1. You can check it out below to understand what this show is all about.
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