Kate Gosselin reportedly self-funding pilot for new reality TV show
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/14/2012
Kate Gosselin is reportedly getting increasingly more desperate to remain a reality TV star despite little interest from networks.
The former Kate Plus 8 star has decided to fund her own pilot for a new reality show in the hopes of influencing a cable network to pick it up, the Huffington Post's Naughty But Nice reported Tuesday.
"I know three different cable networks that have passed on making a pilot with Kate," a source told the website. "Kate and her children are a known TV quantity -- it's an easy yes or no."
Since so many networks have allegedly passed on the opportunity, Gosselin -- who was reportedly frustrated in September over the lack of new reality TV offers following TLC's cancellation of Kate Plus 8 and then fired from her coupon blogging job in October -- plans to produce and foot the bill for a potential series herself.
Robert Hoffman, the author of Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World, told Naughty But Nice that the divorced mother had even reached out to fellow reality star Kendra Wilkinson and pitched the idea of filming a show about moms swapping their children.
Gosselin and Wilkinson's representatives reportedly declined comment on the matter when contacted.