Kate Gosselin says rumors that TLC is canceling her Kate Plus 8 reality series are news to her.

"There is a lot of talk about it, and nobody's told me," Gosselin told Today show co-host Ann Curry during a Monday appearance when Curry asked her to address "talk" that the show is about to be canceled.

"We're happy to continue on and we will do so as long as people are watching.  There's been a lot of fans and supporters who have continued to watch us through good and through bad and I just have to take this opportunity to say thank you and we'll still be on TV as long as you're watching us."

In fact, Gosselin told Curry she could envision Kate Plus 8 continuing to chronicle her and her eight children -- 10-year-old twins Cara and Mady, as well as 7-year-old sextuplets Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Joel, and Leah -- into their high school years.

"Gosh, that will be a show!  I might be dead by then... gosh, teenagers, I don't even want to talk about it. [But] I do.  I mean the kids and I are still having a lot of fun," she said.

Gosselin appeared on Today to promote Kate Plus 8's new second-season episodes, which will begin airing on TLC tonight at 9PM ET/PT. 

"There's some real moments [in] these shows that are coming up here soon that are very real and raw moments.  And I'm not going to lie, it's really setting in now, two years later, being a single mom of eight kids," Gosselin told Curry about the new episodes, which will continue to air Mondays through September 12.

"It's difficult -- I mean, I have a lot of difficult moments and stressful moments and you're going to see it: the good, the bad and the ugly."

In addition, Gosselin also reiterated she's ready to begin dating again.

"I've said it a lot of times, I'm definitely ready to start dating," she told Curry. "I think there's a lot of obstacles for me."

Gosselin then proceeded to describe a reality dating show-like concept in which her best friend would travel around the country "collecting" men interested in dating the mother of eight.

"I hope to just sort of bump into somebody but in all honesty, I['ve] talked to my best friend about wouldn't it be great if she could go around the country and collect suitable people, sort of.  Because the odds of me sort of bumping into someone are rare... I have eight kids, I have a crazy work schedule, I'm known -- there are a lot of obstacles," she said.
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"I am ready to start dating.  It's sort of daunting though, when I think about my obstacles.  Which is why my best friend and I talk about, 'Can you sort of go out and collect some people that you think would suit [me]?'  So I don't know, I don't know where life will take me, I'm hoping that that person is out there, because the kids on a daily basis are begging for me to get married again!  They bring it up all the time and I'm like... I don't -- I'm not dating anyone."