'Jill & Jessa: Counting On' Cancelled Because Of Josh Duggar? TLC Regrets Greenlighting '19 Kids and Counting' Spin-Off?

Precious Del Valle

19 Kids and Counting spin-off series Jill & Jessa: Counting On is reportedly about to get cancelled only a few episodes in its first season. In spite of its high ratings, a new report revealed that more and more companies have decided to pull out their ads from the reality series, as they did not want to be associated with Josh Duggar and his family following the scandal.

In Touch Weekly has recently published a list of the companies who have decided to withdraw their ads in Jill & Jessa: Counting On, including Wrigley, Cici's Pizza, The UPS Store, and Verizon Wireless, among others.

"It is never our intent to endorse content that could offend our consumers," a representative from Wrigley further explained.

Since many of the companies who used to advertise in 19 Kids and Counting were now pulling their ads from Jill & Jessa: Counting On, TLC is reportedly left with no choice but to air promos for their other programs. With no support coming from companies, it comes as no surprise that many insiders are starting to speculate that the spin-off is going to cancelled soon.

Speaking to the publication, media expert David Johnson, CEO of Strategic Visions, pointed out that it will be difficult for TLC to find companies willing to advertise in Jill & Jessa: Counting On following the Josh Duggar scandal. He explained that even if the 19 Kids and Counting spin-off would deliberately leave Josh and Anna's story out, the viewers will react negatively.

"The Duggars are radioactive right now. People will see that this new show is just a desperate ploy by the Duggars to reclaim the spotlight and hopefully make some dollars off the public."

"Critics are disgusted that the bible-thumping Duggars hold themselves out as pious Christians advocating family values when Josh molested his own sisters and cheated on his wife with porn stars and prostitutes."

The possible cancellation of Jill & Jessa: Counting On, drew mixed responses from viewers over at the Hollywood Gossip. While some were definitely relieved that the new reality series starring the Duggar family may eventually get cancelled, some pointed out that it would be unfair to punish Jill and Jessa for Josh's mistake. They held that viewers should move on, as the family, particularly Anna Duggar, was able to forgive Josh for what he has done.

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