Kate Plus Eight dropped Jon from its title, but TLC did not drop Jon Gosselin, his rep says.
"He was not fired," Mike Heller told Us Weekly.
News: TLC introduces Kate Plus Eight
The newly christened Kate Plus Eight —
with an added focus on Kate
as a single mother — will still feature Jon, only in a downsized role, TLC said. The cable channel also said it will continue its "exclusive relationship" with the father of eight.
TLC has announced another project for Kate slated for 2010 —
but not for Jon.
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Calls to Jon Gosselin's reps were not immediately returned.
The revamped Kate Plus Eight
will premiere Nov. 2.