Why did the Gosselins shutting down Jon and Kate Plus 8?

"Jon and Kate Plus 8" ended in the wake of Jon and Kate Gosselin's divorce.

At that time Jon Gosselin expressed concerned about the impact of production on his children. In the ensuing conflict and marital discord, "Jon and Kate Plus 8" came to an end.

Filming was stopped and less than a year later, Kate Gosselin and the children were featured in a short lived follow-on "Kate Plus 8."