TLC: Kate Gosselin's new show won't feature "fish-out-of-water" format
By Christopher Rocchio, 01/13/2010
The premise for Kate Gosselin's new TLC reality series is apparently still a work in progress.
A TLC representative has denied a report that the former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star's new reality project will follow her working in a variety of "fish-out-of-water scenarios," Peoplereported Wednesday.
"This is just the latest speculation," the representative told People.
"Last week everyone was announcing [that her show would be] Date Kate. We are still in development and looking at a number of ideas. When we have determined what the show will be, you will hear directly from us."
On Wednesday morning, TheWrap.com had reported the new reality project -- which the network had first announced in September -- would apparently be a more sanitary version of Dirty Jobs (which airs on TLC's Discovery Channel sibling network) and feature Gosselin "trying different jobs and tasks and showing how she performs in the different environments."
In addition, the report claimed the series would include an interactive component that would -- similar to Tiffany Pollard's New York Goes to Work reality series which aired on VH1 last year -- allow viewers to determine the jobs Gosselin would undertake.
"It's more like Kate Gosselin, firefighter, not Kate Gosselin, wife and homemaker," a source told TheWrap.com, which had also reported that the show would premiere in late spring or early summer.
In December, Raleigh, NC's WRAL-TV CBS affiliate filmed Gosselin serving food at Finch's Restaurant -- however the network's reporter was subsequently ushered out by her bodyguard, Steve Neild, who said they were shooting a "test" segment for an upcoming program.
A TLC spokeswoman subsequently confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that the diner shoot was being filmed as part of Gosselin's new project with the network but failed to provide additional details.