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 more than 2.1 million viewers.
“Kate Plus 8” returns Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. ET on TLC.