’19 Kids And Counting’ Could Return If ‘Jill & Jessa: Counting On’ Does Well

Ever since 19 Kids and Counting was canceled, the fans of the show have been rallying together to try to do what they can to get the show back on. The show was canceled due to the Josh Duggar scandal, but the viewers still want updates from the rest of the family of 19 Kids and Counting. Design & Trend is now sharing that it is possible that 19 Kids and Counting could end up getting a renewal if the special Jill & Jessa Counting On does well for TLC.

The show 19 Kids and Counting was actually canceled four months ago. Since then, the only time the Duggar family has been seen on television is when they have done small updates that are more like commercials. Now starting on December 13, they will air three specials. Instead of calling them 19 Kids and Counting, they are calling it Jill & Jessa: Counting On. This special is supposed to be all about Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald, but the previews for the show have already showed that Anna Duggar will be on it as well. Basically, it sounds like everyone could be on the show except for Josh Duggar.


News is that TLC lost $19 million when they canceled the show 19 Kids and Counting. Of course, TLC wants to find a way to get some of that income back. The Duggars also lost money, and they are going to want to get that back as well. The Duggars will be coming back to television regardless, but at this time it is unknown if it will just be for the specials.

There are people who want the Duggars to return, but others are totally against 19 Kids and Counting coming back. A new Facebook page called “Take the pledge Boycott all Discovery channels” is speaking out and wants everyone to avoid anything that has to do with the Duggars. Here is what the page explains.

“Like this page to take the pledge on Dec 13, 20 and 27 2015 join us in boycotting all Discovery network channels for the one hour they are airing the TLC show Jill & Jessa Counting on 8/7 c This family minimized childhood sexual abuse showing victims they do not matter.”

Now the word is that no matter what these people say, TLC is going to air the specials. Now if things go well, it sounds like 19 Kid and Counting could even come back or the special could end up getting a full season order. Right now, it looks like there is no reason that they would ever let Josh Duggar be a part of the show. The rest of the family from 19 Kids and Counting should be around. This special will show a lot about when Jessa Seewald’s baby was born, and of course her family was around for all of it. Jill and Derick are working as missionaries, and that will be a focus as well.


It does sound like the show will still be called Jill and Jessa: Counting On if they bring it back, but you will basically be getting 19 Kids and Counting that is focused on the girls but also shows the rest of the family. If someone else was to get married, then they might decide to add them right into the show. It is just a great way to bring the Duggars back without officially renewing their original show. Don’t expect Josh to ever be on TLC again though.

Do you feel like the Duggar family should return to television? Do you think that renewing 19 Kids and Counting is a good idea? Sound off in the comments section below on your thoughts, and don’t miss the Duggar special when it airs starting on December 13 on TLC.

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