Table for 12 has been off the air (with new episodes, anyway) since September, but now that TLC is no longer the network of Gosselins, they're pinning their hopes on Table for 12, which returns tonight. It's an interesting tack to take -- if you've watched the show, you've undoubtedly noticed that the Hayes family is the polar opposite of the Gosselins. The mom and dad actually like each other, the family all gets along, no one vomits on cue because they're so stressed out by their family life they can't control their gag reflexes, etc. It's really an entirely different viewing experience, and while I for one have honestly fallen in love with the family despite my icy black heart, I don't know how interesting this is going to be over the years.
Look, I'm just going to be honest about this. I watched one episode of Raising Sextuplets, and while this show is supposed to be the non-soul-crushing alternative to Jon & Kate Plus Hate, it just isn't. First of all, having that many children is way, way too hard. It's just too hard! That premise will always be stressful to watch, no matter how functional the family is. The Table for 12 family is the most normal, loving family in the history of television, and it still raises my blood pressure to watch them simply try to prepare breakfast in the morning.