Jon & Kate Plus 8 premiers
Following the birth of the sextuplets (6) and already having twins (2), the Gosselins were featured in the reality TV show Home Delivery. The family was then featured in a special on Discovery Health entitled Surviving Sextuplets and Twins. A year later they were featured in another special entitled Sextuplets and Twins: One Year Later. With high ratings from the specials, Discovery Health signed the couple to a reality series, called Jon & Kate Plus 8, which documented their lives. The family received payment for appearing on the show.