When TLC made the decision to not continue airing the adventures of the Duggar family on 19 Kids and Counting, Michelle Duggar took to her blog to tell their fans the news.
"Today, TLC announced that they will not be filming new episodes of 19 Kids and Counting," the matriarch said.
"Over the last several years people have said to us, 'We love your show!' We have always responded, 'It's not a show, it's our lives!' Our desire in opening our home to the world is to share Bible principles that are the answers for life’s problems."
The scandal that has rocked the Duggar household and generated debate, discussion, and outright flame wars for weeks may finally come to a close.
"With God’s grace and help, Josh, our daughters and our entire family overcame a terrible situation, found healing and a way forward," Michelle Duggar said of her family.
The scandal-plagued reality show "19 Kids and Counting" is cancelled. In related news, photos of the Duggar children have been seen on eBay.
— Victor Laszlo (@Impolitics) July 16, 2015
Reactions from the public have been, as expected, mixed. There are the fans, those who feel cheated out of watching the family they honestly felt did no wrong.
— April Lee Booth (@aiyana_Silver) July 18, 2015
Screw you people for being nosy. Imma miss the duggars.
— Gabby Sanchez (@GxbriellxS) July 17, 2015
So sad to hear that 19 Kids and Counting has been cancelled. I will greatly miss it, the world could learn a lot from the Duggar family.
— Alexandria LaPlaca (@AlexandriaJ7) July 16, 2015
There are those who feel there is some justice in the decision, and those who are just plain gleeful.
To replicate Duggar family experience now that TLC has cancelled "19 Kids And Counting", go stare at the nearest possum nest
— patrick (@pattymo) July 16, 2015
— drhug (@drhug) July 16, 2015
This is what the #Duggar defenders couldn't do: I loved Bill Cosby. I admired him. Now I have to admit some pretty horrible things about him
— Chimp (@ChimpFour) July 14, 2015
"19 Kids And Counting" cancelled. To be replaced by new series on #GOP Presidential hopefuls called "19 Kids And Counting."
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) July 16, 2015
"19 Kids and Counting" is cancelled. Fans of TV shows with incestuous child molesters wait for Amazon to release the new Woody Allen series.
— Victor Laszlo (@Impolitics) July 17, 2015
19 Kids and Counting cancelled. As Cosby has learned, consequences flow from alleged sexual assault. Not prison, but shows being cancelled.
— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) July 16, 2015