Jessa Seewald Talks Welcoming Baby on '19 Kids and Counting' Spinoff Specials Sans Josh Duggar

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Jessa Seewald opened up about the upcoming 19 Kids and Counting spinoff specials to air on TLC later this year. Jessa was in Orlando this weekend at the Southern Women's Show.

"We’re going to be doing some filming preparing to welcome this little one into our lives," the third-eldest of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's daughters said of the recently-announced specials. "It’s gonna be great."

Another special will feature Jessa Duggar Seewald's older sister, Jill Dillard and her husband Derick. They are planning a long-term move to El Salvador, along with their baby boy Israel, where they serve as Christian missionaries.

"We know that our audience is really excited about what's been going on with Jill and Jessa as they move into young adulthood," TLC Executive Vice President and General Manager Nancy Daniels said in an interview with the Associated Press last week. "Now they're both at the precipice of big changes. With what was happening in their lives in the next few months, it felt like now is the time (for the specials), and we got going pretty quickly."

Jessa Seewald and Jill Duggar became household names on the hit TLC series 19 Kids and Counting. The network cancelled the show this summer because of eldest son Josh Duggar's first sex scandal. Josh admitted to having sexually molested four of his sisters, plus another non-relative young female when he was a teenager. Two of his victims were sisters Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald.

Jessa and Jill recently appeared on a TLC special about sexual abuse and its victims. Mom Michelle Duggar joined them on the show.

"It is going to take a long time before we forgive," a source told Entertainment Tonight of how the family is dealing with the recent drama. "We are all still hurt. Josh is still in rehab, nobody is warm and fuzzy to him yet. It still feels like he is a stranger."

Fans are expecting that these TLC specials featuring Jessa Seewald and Jill Duggar will end up being the 19 Kids and Counting spinoff that was hinted at prior to this latest Josh Duggar scandal. Josh was found to have two Ashley Madison accounts. Shortly after that tidbit of information leaked to the media, Josh admitted to having an addiction to pornography as well as to cheating on his wife, Anna Duggar.

Do you expect there will be enough enthusiasm for Jessa Seewald and Jill Duggar's TLC specials that a spinoff will be the end result? Fans will certainly love seeing Ben and Jessa Seewald prepare for the birth of their baby.

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.