Josh Duggar is still the source of much anguish in the former 19 Kids and Counting family. In a promo for an upcoming three-part TLC special featuring sisters Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald, some of that pain is very plain to see.
Jill & Jessa: Counting On is set to air in December, and depending on ratings, could in fact become a 19 Kids and Counting spinoff. In the promo clip, Jill and Jessa break down in tears, and while they don’t refer to Josh Duggar by name, it’s clear he is the source of their pain.
Josh Duggar sexually molested five underage girls when he was a teen. Two of those girls are his sisters, Jill and Jessa. Given their ages at the time, most suspect Jana Duggar and Jinger Duggar were molested at the hands of Josh Duggar, too, as well as a non-related young woman.
— In Touch Weekly (@intouchweekly) October 14, 2015
Josh Duggar’s actions–as well as the way 19 Kids and Counting parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar handled the situation–are the reason TLC cancelled the family’s reality show.
Yet another sex scandal rocked the Duggar family this summer. Josh Duggar was outed following the hacking of the cheater’s website, Ashley Madison. It was determined that Josh Duggar had two accounts. He admitted shortly thereafter–and likely only because he’d been caught–to having an addiction to pornography and to cheating on wife Anna Duggar.
Anna Duggar has since packed up the couple’s four children–the youngest of whom she was pregnant with when Josh cheated on her–and moved to Florida where she is staying with her parents. Some sources say she is considering divorcing Josh Duggar.
Meanwhile, Josh Duggar is in Illinois, at a faith based rehab called Reformers Unanimous, where he is getting help for his “sexual sins.”
— The Advocate (@TheAdvocateMag) October 23, 2015
Do you think too much water has flowed underneath that proverbial Duggar bridge for TLC to create a 19 Kids and Counting spinoff from Jill & Jessa: Counting On? Or does the Duggar family have plenty of support despite Josh Duggar’s actions–enough support to provide plenty of viewers for a new Duggar TV show?