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TLC’s ‘Kate Plus 8’ Return Date Set for January (Video)

Network’s Kate Gosselin-centered reality show gets five one-hour episodes in 2015, and a new trailer

TLC gave “Kate Plus 8” a 2015 return date on Thursday, and a first look trailer for the new episodes.

The reality series returns with five consecutive hour-long specials on Tuesday, Jan. 13. If the trailer is any indication, Kate Gosselin once again has her hands full with her bustling brood.

The first two episodes focus on a family trip to New England, where the group dresses up like pilgrims and learns the ins-and-outs of lobster baking. Later episodes center on the twins’ 14th birthday party, as well as the family dog’s acrobatic attempts to steal a slice of birthday cake, and a stress-inducing home renovation.

The family also smashes a pumpkin for Halloween, takes a scenic canoe trip and even gets philanthropic with a yard sale they put together to raise money for a local animal shelter.

TLC put in an order for new episodes of “Kate Plus 8” in August, following a successful network special in June that averaged┬ámore than 2.1 million viewers.

“Kate Plus 8” returns Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. ET on TLC.

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