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Jon Gosselin will allow TLC to film his children again if the network drops its lawsuit against him, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.

The former "Jon & Kate Plus 8" star is facing an expensive trial as TLC pursues its breach of contract claim against him. The prestigious law firm Williams & Connolly is representing TLC and won a preliminary injunction against Gosselin, prohibiting him from engaging in behavior that violates the non-compete clause in his contract.

Now Jon is ready to make a deal, RadarOnline.com has learned. He's hoping to get TLC to drop the lawsuit by allowing them permission to film his children again.

But don't expect the return of Jon & Kate Plus 8. One source with knowledge of the situation told RadarOnline.com that the network would never take Jon back. "You can be sure that if the kids come back to TLC it will be only with Kate, not with Jon. And there's no guarantee that will happen either."

TLC is convinced they can make their new project with Kate work even though they have not revealed what the show's format will be. It is possible that "Kate Plus 8" could return as several specials, rather than a regular series.

But all the talk right now about settlement is coming from Jon, who is clearly getting the worst of the situation in the litigation. He's been restricted from making money off his reality TV fame and is no longer receiving a TLC paycheck. His trial is scheduled to being in the spring.

Jon's attorney Mark Heller told RadarOnline.com: "You haven't seen the last of Jon Gosselin." And while that may be true, other sources say that you can be sure you've seen the last of him on TLC.

"That bridge is burned," one source told RadarOnline.com.

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