updated 04/08/2010 AT 12:50 PM ET
•originally published 04/08/2010 AT 7:50 AM ET
Not since the heyday of Lucille Ball has one woman been so visible on TV – and now it’s Kate Gosselin’s turn.
From her launching pad to fame, Jon & Kate Plus 8, to her current stint on Dancing with the Stars, the mother-dancer-divorcée is now poised to star in her own new series, Twist of Kate, as well as several Kate Plus 8 specials, a rep for TLC confirms to PEOPLE.
As the title points out, the Kate Plus 8 specials will focus on her life as a single mother and costar the young Gosselin brood, despite the series of well-publicized clashes between Kate and her ex, Jon, over custody of the children.