Jill Duggar Dillard, Jessa Duggar Seewald, and their husbands might star in a 19 Kids and Counting spinoff. That will allow TLC to keep the Duggar family on the air while getting rid of Josh Duggar. It will also serve to concentrate less on Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, who are both in the hot seat for the way they handled their eldest son’s sexual molestation scandal.
As most everyone knows by now, Josh Duggar has admitted to sexually molesting five underage females when he was a teenager. It is presumed that Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald, along with Jinger and Jana Duggar, were the sisters he abused.
People magazine reports that the 19 Kids and Counting spinoff would likely be called 2 Brides and Their Grooms.
“The show had begun to focus more and more on the next generation of Duggars, anyway–mainly Jill and Jessa and their marriages and babies,” a source tells People. “That’s when the show got its highest ratings.”
19 Kids and Counting Spin-Off May Be in the Works at TLC: Source http://t.co/cdOiUpsX7U
— blaccberrimocha (@blaccberrimocha) May 27, 2015
It’s been very clear for quite some time now that Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald are the mainstays of 19 Kids and Counting. Along with husbands Derick Dillard and Ben Seewald, respectively, and Derick and Jill’s new baby, Israel David Dillard, they make the whole show. The two-hour special that documented Jill’s dramatic, 70-hour delivery of her baby pulled in over 3.6 million viewers. Jessa Duggar is expecting her first baby on November 1st–one year from the day she married Ben Seewald.
It’s clear that TLC is scrambling to keep the Duggar family on TV while not promoting a sex offender.
— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) May 22, 2015
Advertisers are already pulling out of 19 Kids and Counting, so TLC needs to make a decision soon.
Would you watch a show starring Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald if 2 Brides and Their Husbands comes to fruition?
People magazine contacted TLC for comment, but received no reply.