To prepare for filming, permanent show lights were installed around the Gosselins’ home, with a corner of the children’s playroom being converted to a green screen.
and it was just as awkward as you could ever imagine.
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The Discovery Health special, called Surviving Sextuplets and Twins, first aired in September 2005.
One year later, the family was featured in another special titled Sextuplets and Twins: One Year Later.
There was no precedent for children whose workplace is also their home, so it was only after several years, in 2010, when the relevant Bureau of Labor decided that it did count as work and required permits and oversight. After two successful seasons, it moved to The Learning Channel (TLC), where it was one of the most popular shows.
The fifth season premiere was the most watched thing on TV when it aired, even compared to broadcast.
The sextuplets were born 10 weeks premature, which is common in cases of multiple births.