Jon & Kate Plus 8 will run long

STAFF WRITERMay 25, 2009 

Word from show producers, if you're taping Jon & Kate Plus 8 tonight set your DVRs to run at least 15 minutes long. Repeat: SET YOUR DVR TO RUN LONG. (The good stuff is bound to be at the end!)

Powers-that-be at TLC had oscillated between cutting the hotly-anticipated season premiere (TLC, 9 p.m.) for an hour or an hour and a half. TLC bigwigs had decided late last week on an hour but it sounds like there was too much to fit in that window.

In the last month, the show has become rumor fodder for tabloid TV shows and magazines. Jon and Kate Gosselin, parents to the eight children featured on the show, are both being accused of marital infidelties. The interviews featured on the show, where they talk about their crumbling marriage, were taped on May 18. Here's my story about the local companies who shape the show.

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