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Jon & Kate Plus 8 Season 5 episodes

It's a Crazy Life, But It's Our Life Season 5, Episode 23

Jon and Kate reflect on changes in their lives and the ups and downs over the years in the series finale. Also: Kate takes the kids to a dairy farm, where they learn how to milk cows; and Jon brings the little ones to a fire station, where they help out some firefighters. read more

Never Before Seen Season 5, Episode 22

Previously unseen footage is presented. read more

Gymnastics & Baseball Season 5, Episode 21

Kate enrolls the kids in gymnastics class. Then, Jon takes them to a minor league baseball game. read more

Viewers' Top Moments Season 5, Episode 20

Kate looks back at viewers' favorite moments from the series. read more

You Ask, Kate Answers Season 5, Episode 19

Kate responds to viewer questions. read more

Butterflies & Water Rockets Season 5, Episode 18

Kate takes the little girls to Florida, where they visit a huge butterfly house. Meanwhile, Jon keeps the rest of the brood busy with water rockets. read more

School Days Season 5, Episode 17

A new school year begins, and for the first time, all eight kids are heading to the classroom, leaving Kate with an empty nest. read more

Time to Organize! Season 5, Episode 16

An organization expert visits the Gosselin household to help Kate get some much-needed order in the basement. read more

Tea Party Season 5, Episode 15

During their stay in North Carolina, Kate takes the little girls on a relaxing carriage ride, followed by lunch at the Wilmington Tea Room. Meanwhile, Cara and Mady plant a vegetable garden at home with Jon. read more

Farm to Table Season 5, Episode 14

Kate takes the kids to visit an Amish farmer who supplies the Gosselins with produce. Then she prepares a fresh organic meal and the family has a game night. read more

Movie and a Catch Season 5, Episode 13

Kate and the kids watch a movie in their backyard. Later, Jon teaches the kids how to fish. read more

Dude Ranch and Dress Up Season 5, Episode 12

Kate and the boys experience the cowboy lifestyle during a trip to a dude ranch, while Jon and the girls have a scavenger hunt at home. read more

Battleship & Barber Season 5, Episode 11

Kate and the boys tour the USS North Carolina battleship in Wilmington, N.C. Then she brings the boys to a barbershop so they can get their hair cut. read more

Jon & Kate Plus 8 Episode Recap: "Beach & Kitchen Reveal" Season 5, Episode 10

In this episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8, Jon declared his earrings and new style of dress is "not a mid-life crisis," while Kate continued to try new things with her "do anything once" parenting attitude.

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Renovations & Vacations Season 5, Episode 9

Jon stays home to oversee kitchen renovations while Kate and the kids head to the beach. read more

Jon & Kate Plus 8 Episode Recap: "Renovations and Vacations," "Camping Out" Season 5, Episode 8

In the first new episodes since the Gosselins announced their plans to separate, things were back to normal on Jon & Kate Plus 8. Well, as normal as they ever will be again.

Though there were several references to the paparazzi and "what's transpired," these episodes carried a different tone than this season's first six and (thankfully) focused mostly on the kids, who have always been the most fun to watch.

The first episode saw Jon and Kate planning read more

Jon & Kate Plus 8: The First 10 Years Season 5, Episode 7

Previously unseen footage of the Gosselin family's early years is featured. read more

Houses & Big Changes Season 5, Episode 6

Jon and Kate make an announcement about their future that will impact every member of their family. read more

Bikes & Trikes Season 5, Episode 5

The guys from "American Chopper" visit the Gosselin home and built a custom bike for Jon. read more

Jon & Kate Plus 8 Episode Recap: "Bam! 100th Episode" Season 5, Episode 4

Monday's episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8 — the show's 100th — set aside most of the doom and gloom surrounding the Gosselins' marriage to celebrate the milestone. Jon and Kate spent much of the episode together in the kitchen with Emeril Lagasse (what's with all the Food Network crossovers?), and the family even shared a meal together. The interview chair, however, remained a one-at-a-time experience.

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Jon & Kate Episode Recap: "Kate's Birthday Surprise," "Sun, Seashells and Scrapes" Season 5, Episode 3

Jon & Kate's fifth season continued Monday night with Jon and Kate again spending much of the episode apart. The first of two new episodes focused on Kate's birthday, which took place in March, and which Jon missed due to a snowboarding vacation in Utah... read more

Kate's Birthday Surprise Season 5, Episode 2

The kids team up with professional baker Duff Goldman ("Ace of Cakes") to create a special surprise for Kate on her birthday. read more

Jon & Kate Plus 8 Episode Discussion: "Turning 5 & The Future" Season 5, Episode 1

When we last saw Jon & Kate, they were on a different page. Where are they now? In the one-hour, up-close-and-personal season premiere, Jon and Kate addressed what the future holds for their family. On top of all of this, they were in the midst of planning the sextuplets' fifth birthday party.

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Premiered: May 14, 2006, on Discovery Health
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Premise: A breakout hit chronicling life with a Pennsylvania family with two sets of multiples (twins and sextuplets). The first four seasons offer a mostly endearing look at life in a large family, but the series took a more serious turn in Season 5 when Jon and Kate announced they were separating. The subsequent discord led to the end of the series at the conclusion of that season, in 2009.

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