Jessa Seewald, Jill Duggar Headed Back to TLC in '19 Kids and Counting' Spinoff

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Jessa Seewald and Jill Duggar are headed back to TLC where they'll soon star in at least a few episodes of a 19 Kids and Counting spinoff.

According to a report from The Associated Press, the show will concentrate on Jessa Seewald as she and hubby Ben Seewald prepare to welcome their first child, and on Jill Dillard as she and her husband Derick Dillard and son Israel plan to move to El Salvador to work as Christian missionaries.

“What we will be following in these specials is Jessa preparing for her first child,” TLC Executive Vice President and General Manager Nancy Daniels said. “And we’ll be watching Jill preparing to make a major move to Central America with her family, which we know is something our audience will be interested in.”

TLC cancelled 19 Kids and Counting following Josh Duggar's first sex scandal, when word of his having sexually molested four of his sisters and one non-relative underage girl when he was a teen made news. Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard both admit to having been victimized by their brother.

Both Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard recently appeared on a TLC special called Breaking the Silence. The show was about sexual abuse and its survivors. 19 Kids and Counting matriarch Michelle Duggar was on the show, too.

Before word of the 19 Kids and Counting cancellation, there were rumors about a TLC spinoff featuring Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard. The show's fans are no doubt thrilled to see that TLC is at least airing a few episodes of the rumored spinoff.

Do you think this new show starring Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard will be as popular as 19 Kids and Counting?

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.