TLC May Finally Be Done With the Duggars for Good

Say it isn't so! TLC may be quitting the Duggars for good this time, as rumors are swirling that Jill and Jessa: Counting On won't be renewed for a second season. The spin-off was launched after the network canceled 19 Kids and Counting in the wake of Josh Duggar's multiple sex scandals last year.


Last May, it was revealed that the eldest child of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar had molested five underage girls as a young teen, including four of his own sisters. TLC canceled the long-running reality show after that scandal, and shortly thereafter, Josh was caught being unfaithful to his wife Anna and four children in the Ashley Madison hack.

TLC decided to run a three-part special in December, and in 2016, Jill and Jessa: Counting On was turned into a full-season show. Josh, Jim Bob, and Michelle were not featured on the program, which mainly followed the elder Duggar siblings and Anna as they tried to navigate life and its obstacles.

Although the show had good viewership, dozens of advertisers pulled out their financial support, claiming they could not in good faith support the Duggar family. 

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There hasn't been a peep from TLC about renewing Counting On for a second season, which is leading the public to believe that they're quietly saying good-bye to the controversial family. There was also a failed social media attempt to keep them on the air, with rumors that Jim Bob masterminded the whole thing in order to keep the cash flow from the network going. 

It's certainly not looking good for the Duggars in terms of their future on the small screen. Now if Anna finally decides to leave Josh and make a new life for herself ... that would be a show worth watching. Just saying.


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