Fans of the cancelled TLC show “19 Kids and Counting” may be delighted to find out that the Duggar family is believed to return on a new show in the same network.
Following the release of the three-part special titled “Jill and Jessa: Counting On” that aired in December last year, Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald will be back for a full season of their reality series. The narrative will focus on their married lives with husbands Derrick Dillard and Ben Seewald, respectively.
Reports claim that aside from the couple, the new show is expected to include multiple appearances by their children Israel Dillard, Spurgeon Seewald, and other Duggar siblings including Jana Jinger, Joy Anna, John David, Josiah and Joseph Duggar, along with sister-in-law Anna.
According to US Magazine, the decision to bring back the Christian family does not come as a surprise for some as it was reportedly the most-watched series in TLC. When it got cancelled in July following Josh Duggar’s confession of molesting five underage girls including his sisters, Discovery Communications revealed that the network lost around $19 million.
Josh also admitted to having an account on a website that mediates extramarital affairs and porn addiction, which lead to his rehabilitation in a Christian-based facility. Despite the controversy surrounding the family, more than three million people tuned in to watch “Jill and Jessa: Counting On,” which may have resulted to the order of more episodes.
Back in January, TLC’s executive president and general manager Nancy Daniels teased that the network is considering more installments with the spotlight on the sisters, but shared that they have not made any final decisions.
It remains to be seen when “Jill and Jessa: Counting On” will be released and for how many episodes as TLC and any of the Duggar family member have not commented on the issue yet.