Josh Duggar: Disgraced Former "19 Kids and Counting Star" Home from Rehab, Won't Appear On TV

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Josh Duggar is home from a faith-based rehab, where he received counseling for his sexual sins. That doesn't mean, however, that the disgraced former 19 Kids and Counting star will appear on TV.

TLC made it quite clear in a statement to TMZ that Josh Duggar won't appear in his own show or on Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald's show, Jill & Jessa: Counting On.

Josh Duggar's wife, Anna Duggar, will appear on Jill and Jessa's show, as "she and Josh's children are actively involved with ongoing family story lines."

The Duggar family is working together with TLC to rebuild their brand following Josh Duggar's sex scandals. The first--when it was discovered he sexually molested five underage girls when he was a teenager--cost the family their reality show. TLC cancelled 19 Kids and Counting last summer. Josh Duggar was outed shortly thereafter during the Ashley Madison cheater's website hack. He admitted to cheating on Anna Duggar and to an addiction to pornography. These "sexual sins" were all addressed at the faith-based rehab he has attended since late August.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar released a statement on their website announcing that Josh Duggar had left rehab.

"Josh has completed his residential rehabilitation program. We are so thankful for everyone who worked with Josh in this program. It was a crucial first step in recovery and healing for Josh. Josh has now returned to Arkansas, where he will continue professional counseling and focus on rebuilding relationships with his family. We look to God for help and guidance and place all of our trust in Him. We are forever grateful for the love and prayers offered by so many and hope you will continue to pray in the days ahead," the statement reads.

Does it surprise you that Josh Duggar won't capitalize on his sex scandals by appearing in a new TV show? Kudos to TLC for that.

How long do you expect it will be before there's big time trouble between him and wife Anna Duggar?

Could you forgive Josh Duggar if you were in Anna's shoes?

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.