Jessa Duggar Seewald, Jill Duggar Dillard Star in TLC's Three-Part "Jill & Jessa: Counting On," How Will It Do?

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Jessa Duggar Seewald and Jill Duggar Dillard are headed back to TLC on Sunday in the first of a three-part special series called Jill & Jessa: Counting On. Resurrected from the dust of 19 Kids and Counting in the wake of Josh Duggar's two scandals, the Duggar family is working hard to make their way back on to TV in a regular show.

Jill & Jessa: Counting will look at Jill Duggar Dillard, husband Derick, and son Israel, as they work as Christian missionaries in Central America. It will see Jessa Duggar Seewald, who gave birth to son Spurgeon, with husband Ben Seewald on November 5th, start her own family.

Coming as a surprise to many, Anna Duggar will appear in the first (maybe more?) of the three specials. She breaks her silence for the first time about Josh Duggar, who cheated on her with a porn star when Anna was seven months pregnant with the couple's fourth child. While it's incredibly unlikely that Anna Duggar will discuss anything like that, her appearance alone was unexpected.

TLC cancelled 19 Kids and Counting because of Josh Duggar's sexual molestations of four of his sisters--Jill and Jessa Duggar confirm they are among his victims--and one unrelated underage girl. This summer Josh admitted to cheating on Anna, as well as to an addiction to pornography when he was outed during the Ashley Madison website hacking scandal.

Prior to the cancellation of 19 Kids and Counting, it was plain to see that Jill and Jessa Duggar were the members of the Duggar family with the most draw. Young, pretty, and living lives quite unlike most young women these days, they have a certain intrigue that makes people watch, and at times unable to look away.

Will you tune in to see Jill and Jessa Duggar return to TLC? Jill & Jessa: Counting On airs its first episode on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.

How do you suppose this effort on behalf of TLC to keep the Duggar family on TV will do?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.