In a new interview on Katie Couric’s self-titled talk show Wednesday, Kate admitted that her eight children still ask her almost every night if she is going to start dating someone soon, and she tells them that getting a boyfriend is not something that she can just do by going to the store and picking one up in the produce aisle. As for why she wants to do a dating show now, she claims that part of her motivation for doing it would be that her kids would have the opportunity to watch her find someone:
“After a few years in realizing my barriers to dating and all of that and loving TV and the experiences . . . I just feel like honestly, yes, that was my idea. I would do it [so] it could be watched by families and my children … But I think that it would be fun because that would allow me to sort of meet people, have fun, show my fun side — I do have one. I’m not always barking orders! And so to sort of do that, I do, I think it would be really fun.”
Would a network actually be interested in picking up a show starring Kate? On the surface, there are some obvious reasons why it would be appealing given that “Jon and Kate Plus 8” did at one point draw over ten million viewers. However, the ratings for “Kate Plus 8” were far below this at the time it ended, and we are assuming that there would be all sorts of challenges to making a dating about about Kate when it comes to casting the right guys.
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