The Duggars, a family that stars in reality television show, 19 Kids and Counting, will reportedly have new specials on the TLC network.
The new TV special comes after 19 Kids and Counting was canceled in July amidst sexual abuse allegations against the family’s oldest son, Josh Duggar.
"19 Kids and Counting" canceled by TLC after Josh Duggar child molestation scandal http://t.co/uzSdc0mTqI
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) July 20, 2015
In a report, Duggar has admitted committing the inappropriate acts and said he “acted inexcusably” during his teenager years. The father of four has issued a public apology, and has checked into a Christian rehab facility in Rockford, Illinois.
Meanwhile, the new show, entitled Jill & Jessa: Counting On, will feature Duggar sisters Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald, who have already appeared in the special’s first promo clip. Jill, 24, and Jessa, 22, appeared emotional in a portion of the one-minute sneak peak.
"We were devastated," Jessa said in the video. "We couldn't believe it. You have to wonder: How did this happen?" Meanwhile, Jill added, "You're angry and hurt and all of those emotions all mixed together. I cried a lot of tears. I still do," while she wipes her tears.
While the emotions were evident, it was not clear why exactly the sisters were crying. One report says it could be because of Josh’s past abuse, the cancellation of the long-running show, the negative publicity the family has been receiving, or all of them. However, after the emotional outburst of the two girls, the sisters remained positive that the family will be able to pull through. They are also excited for what the future holds, including the “milestones ahead.”
The upcoming TLC special will feature the sisters and their families, and will follow their lives on a daily basis.
The Duggars new special, Jill & Jessa: Counting On will premiere on TLC in December.