Jill Dillard and TLC announced this week that she and sister Jessa will be the focus of at least two specials soon, and Jill took to social media to thank fans for their support of her family.
Rumors have been floating around for a while now that Jill and Jessa would be getting their own spinoff show on TLC after 19 Kids And Counting was canceled, but nothing was confirmed until the network announced it to the Associated Press on Monday. According to TLC executive vice president Nancy Daniels, there will be “two or more” specials focusing on the Duggar girls, one of which will follow Jill and her family during their move to Central America.
“What we will be following in these specials is Jessa preparing for her first child. 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,” Daniels said.
Jill and husband Derick Dillard made the move for their mission work, but have traveled back to the states a few times for family events, including Jill’s cousin Amy Duggar’s wedding. Jill hasn’t said much about her brother Josh, however, other than to give an interview to Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly after it was revealed that he had sexually molested her and Jessa when they were younger. Following the revelation, TLC made the decision to cancel the family’s reality show, and Josh was soon in the headlines again after hackers exposed the personal information of millions of Ashley Madison users. Josh admitted that he had been unfaithful to his wife, Anna, and has reportedly been in a faith-based rehabilitation center for the past several weeks.