In week eight of competition, she was eliminated, finishing in fifth place.
Gilbert has also continued with guest starring roles on television and has done voice work for animation such as Batman: The Animated Series.
From 2009 to 2010, Gilbert appeared as Caroline "Ma" Ingalls in the touring production of Little House on the Prairie, the Musical.
In March 2012, Gilbert joined the cast of celebrity contestants on season 14 of Dancing with the Stars. During week four's show, while dancing the Paso Doble, she fell and hit her head on Maksim's leg and suffered a mild concussion and was taken to a hospital.
She went home to recuperate, but returned to continue in the competition.
In 2012, she was a contestant on season fourteen of the popular reality dance competition show Dancing with the Stars on ABC.
Gilbert served as the President of the Screen Actors Guild from 2001 to 2005.
The couple later adopted a son, Jonathan, who co-starred on Little House on the Prairie.
Gilbert's adoptive parents divorced when she was 8 years old.
During the run of Little House, Gilbert appeared in several popular television films, including The Diary of Anne Frank and The Miracle Worker.
As an adult, she continued her career mainly in television films.
In 1998, she was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.