Tonight, TLC premieres its new show Sextuplets Take New York, an eight-part series that follows the lives of Victor and Digna Carpio, their 9-year-old son, and 22-month-old sextuplets (four boys and two girls). Sound vaguely familiar? The new show, of course, comes from the same network that brought us Jon & Kate Plus 8.
But how similar will the show actually be to the much-discussed, tabloid-attracting reality series that was Jon & Kate? I loved watching TLC’s not-so-dearly departed show, and DVR’d each episode to get my weekly dose of those adorable little Gosselin children. But eventually, Jon and Kate’s marriage problems took center stage, and I just couldn’t bear to watch what led to Gosselingate 2009. So, naturally, I worried that Sextuplets would follow in Jon & Kate‘s footsteps, since it seemed to already share many similarities with its TLC predecessor: sextuplets, lots of chaos, cameras, family outings, an older sibling, etc.
But according to some early reviews, I’m way off base. The New York Daily News called the Carpios the anti-Gosselins. And The Hollywood Reporter said those only interested in a lighthearted show should “look elsewhere.” Could it be this show’s focus will actually be on parenting? Take a look at this promo for tonight’s premiere after the jump. READ FULL STORY »