TLC has announced next week's Jon & Kate Plus 8 broadcast will be a one-hour special featuring NBC News correspondent Natalie Morales interviewing Kate Gosselin and revealed the network will air the reality show's last five completed episodes in November.

Dubbed "Kate: Her Story," the special will feature Morales conducting what TLC is billing as Gosselin's "most intimate interview to date."  NBC's Peacock Productions is producing the special, which will air Monday, November 2 at 9PM ET/PT on TLC.

Following "Kate: Her Story," TLC will air four additional original Jon & Kate Plus 8 episodes in November: "Top Moments," a one-hour episode that will air on November 9; "Gymnastics and Baseball" and "Never Before Seen," two half-hour episodes that will air back-to-back on November 16; and "It's a Crazy Life, But it's Our Life," a one-hour special that will air on November 23.

While "Top Moments" will be a clip show featuring footage from previous episodes and "Never Before Seen" will feature previously unseen footage from previous episodes, "Gymnastics and Baseball" and "It's a Crazy Life, But it's Our Life" will both document new events.

Earlier this month, TLC had confirmed estranged Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Jon Gosselin's "epiphany"-fueled demand that the network stop filming his children had derailed its previously announced plan to begin featuring him on a "less regular basis" and re-brand the reality series Kate Plus 8 beginning November 2. 

Instead, the network -- which agreed to the demand and has since filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Jon -- had confirmed Kate Plus 8's debut has been postponed indefinitely and the show's last original Jon & Kate Plus 8-titled episode would now air sometime in mid to late November.

However the network is now stopping short of calling the November 23 episode -- which borrows its title from the closing tagline of the show's opening theme -- Jon & Kate Plus 8's final episode.

"This is the last episode for which we have completed filming;  we remain suspended," a TLC spokesperson told Reality TV World on Tuesday.  "Right now there isn't anything beyond."


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