With TLC officially cancelling 19 Kids and Counting, the future of the Duggar family remains unclear. However, one thing is certain: Many fans will be upset that they won’t be able to watch some of the Duggar family moments that have yet to be aired. So what won’t Duggar fans be able to see on television now that the Duggars have been officially cancelled from TLC?
As the Daily Mail previously reported, with 19 Kids and Counting cancelled, there are a number of pre-recorded episodes that fans will never get the opportunity to see. In fact, the family had already recorded an entire season’s worth of material before the Josh Duggar molestation scandal broke into media headlines. Now those episodes will likely remain unseen in the TLC vault. So what exactly was filmed in these pre-recorded videos?
Jessa and Ben Seewald announced that they were expecting a new baby and took camera crews in when they heard their baby’s heartbeat for the first time. Drama resulted as the doctor was initially unable to find the baby’s heartbeat. However, the heartbeat was eventually found, and the rest is Duggar history. The footage also included the moments that Jessa and Ben told their families about the pregnancy. Unfortunately for Duggar fans, the episode will never be aired.
Josiah Duggar’s courtship with Marjorie Jackson will also not be aired due to the cancellation. The camera crews were present as the pair began their courtship and included numerous moments of the couple getting to know one another — with chaperons, of course.
Though Jill Dillard’s birth special was aired before the 19 Kids and Counting cancellation, fans will not get to watch as Jill and Derick settle into life as new parents. Jill reportedly had a difficult time after the birth, which was documented by the TLC camera crews. The health struggles also continued for Derick, who had dental work performed after baby Israel’s birth. The struggle to regain themselves after the birth and medical issues will likely remain unseen. In addition to becoming new parents, Jill and Derick made a big announcement to their families. The couple decided to embark, with baby Israel in tow, on “long-term” mission work. The announcement of the family’s decision to move “overseas” was captured by TLC, but like everything else in the vault, it will remain out of reach to Duggar fans. It has since been revealed that the young family has moved to El Salvador to work with the S.O.S. Ministries.
Though TLC won’t be airing the episodes, there is no word on whether the Duggar family will provide footage of some of these special moments on their own. Jessa Seewald, for example, recently fired up a YouTube channel to provide updates and biblical teachings to her followers. Will she also try to monetize some of the special baby moments that now won’t be aired on TLC?
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