As most are already aware, the spinoff of the cancelled television show “19 Kids & Counting” will be returning to the small screen this month.
Titled “Jill and Jessa: Counting On,” the said show is a spinoff of the original reality television series that mainly featured Jill and Derick Dillard in their mission trip in Central America and Jessa and Ben Seewald’s journey to parenthood. The upcoming show will be featuring the sisters, along with the other Duggar siblings.
The spinoff initially aired last December to follow the story of Jill and Jessa in a three-episode special. According to Huffington Post, when the original television show was cancelled last year because of several confessions and scandals centered on Josh Duggar, Discovery Communications reportedly lost around $19 million.
On the other hand, when the network aired the three-episode spinoff, more than three million people watched and followed the story of the sisters. Having said this, Nancy Daniels, TLC’s executive vice president and general manager, believes that the huge support from audience proves how they “clearly cared” about Jessa and Jill, noted the same report.
A full season of the television series is expected to be back on Mar. 15 at 9 P.M. on TLC, said Us Weekly after exclusively learning about the matter.
Meanwhile, not everyone is pleased with the decision of the network. Some people are appalled with the return of the family on screen as they believe that the Duggars do not represent Christian or family values, reported Examiner.
Some even claim that TLC does not consider the moral side of the entire picture, but is more concerned with the money that they will be making out of it. Others are also accusing that the family is simply desperate for television fame, as well as regaining the fortune that they have lost when news about Josh broke.