Despite TLC cancelling the long-running reality series 19 Kids and Counting following a series of family scandals, it appears the Duggar family is being given another chance to win back viewers. After a decent reception by viewers for the three-part series, Jill & Jessa: Counting On, which addressed the family’s struggles following the revelations of brother Josh Duggar’s infidelity and pornography addiction and followed the lives of newlywed Duggar daughters Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald, the Duggars appear to be heading back to the network for at least one more time. Rumors have been circulating that the Duggars were being filmed in Arkansas by their old TLC crew. However, the rumors were all hearsay until InTouch obtained photographic proof of the film crew.
InTouch has obtained photographs of a film crew following Joy-Anna Duggar as she made her way through a Harp’s grocery store. The 18-year-old daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar was followed by a camera crew with witnesses at the grocery store, noting that there was a crew following the Duggar daughter from behind as well as crews setup inside of the grocery store to capture the moment the Duggar daughter entered the store.
Duggar Household Noticed Filming Once more After ’19 Youngsters and Counting’ Cancelled https://t.co/TLoy99JdZC pic.twitter.com/DFycJ1mv8b
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The report indicates that Joy-Anna Duggar was at the Harp’s purchasing party supplies with the official Duggar party planner, Sierra Jo Dominguez. The pair were, according to a witness at the store, purchasing party supplies and being followed by the same TLC crew as they used in the past.
“A camera crew was with them when they arrived in the parking lot, and another cameraman was waiting for them inside the supermarket. They were shopping for supplies for a party Sierra was organizing. The film crew included one of the people who used to film for 19 Kids and Counting.”
The report comes on the heels of another witness, the owner of a local lumber yard, who claims that the TLC film crew arrived at his place of business to film the Duggar family, headed by Jana Duggar, as they purchased lumber to build a large treehouse. According to the lumber yard owner, a number of the Duggar children arrived at the lumber yard to pick up items for a treehouse and were followed by film crews. However, the account was not backed up with photographs, so some questioned if the family was really filming.
Despite some speculation that the Duggars may not be filming with their professional crew from TLC, the rumors continued to swirl as TLC continues to post Duggar content to their TLC.Me website and continues to promote the family despite the “special” three-part Jill & Jessa: Counting On series ending back in December. This left many wondering why TLC would continue to promote the family if they had no intentions of bringing them back to the network.
Additionally, Danni Starr, a television and radio interviewer, leaked photos from her interview with the Duggar family that she claims was set up by TLC. The entertainment guru posted images of the Duggar boys to back up her statement, but after realizing her mistake in prematurely announcing a new Duggar show, she quickly deleted the images and comments from her Facebook page. However, the damage was already done, and numerous screenshots were captured of Starr’s profile, which showed the Duggar boys being interviewed for TLC.
With the Danni Starr interview, lumberyard owner statement, and new photos that show Joy-Anna Duggar being filmed by TLC crews, it is only a matter of time before TLC makes the new Duggar series announcement. Do you think the Duggars are filming another mini-series, or will the family be offered a new full series?’
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