The Duggar family is returning to TV with a full season of “Jill & Jessa: Counting On” that will feature Anna Duggar, who’s reportedly pregnant. However, Josh Duggar will not star on the new TV show, as he’s still hiding out in sex addiction rehab.
In a preview of the new season of “Jill & Jessa: Counting On,” Jessa Duggar Seewald reveals she wants to adopt a baby. “We’re hoping to adopt very soon,” said Jessa (see video). Jessa gave birth to son Spurgeon in November 2015 after a 27-hour bloody, painful home delivery.
The new show will focus mostly on Jessa, Jill, Jana and several of the older Duggar children, as Examiner has reported. The show will also star Anna Duggar, who’s reportedly pregnant with her fifth child. The story lines will include:
- Jessa and Ben Seewald adjusting to parenthood with Spurgeon;
- Jill, Derick, and Israel Dillard continuing their mission work in Central America;
- Jana, Jinger, Joy-Anna, John-David, Joseph, and Josiah Duggar navigating adulthood;
- Anna Duggar joining the Duggar sisters for a much-needed vacation.
Josh Duggar, whose numerous sex scandals were responsible for the cancellation of “19 Kids and Counting,” will not star on “Jill & Jessa: Counting On,” which premieres March 15. Josh has been hiding out in rehab since August 2015 while Anna is basically a single mom who’s homeschooling their four children on her own.
While the Duggars have scores of fans, there are many who don’t like the scandal-plagued family and wish TLC were not making TV stars of them. “TLC are such sellouts!!” wrote one woman. Another slammed TLC for putting profit over family values:
Why ANYONE would watch this TV show, I have no idea.
The best way to get rid of these blood sucking, disgusting freaks, is to NOT watch their show. SHAME on TLC.”
“19 Kids and Counting” was canceled in July 2015 amid news that Josh had sexually molested five underage girls — including four of his sisters — when he was 14. Shortly afterward, Josh was outed for cheating on his wife Anna using the adult website Ashley Madison. Josh also admitted having sex with porn star Danica Dillon, who later sued him for sexual battery.
The Duggars are desperate to regain their TV fame and fortune after earning $25,000 to $45,000 per episode of “19 Kids and Counting.” In 2015, the Duggar family reportedly lost over $25 million on lost book deals, endorsements and speaking engagements.
The Duggar children are eager to return to TV, and said they miss being famous. The Duggars are now on their way to rebuilding their lucrative TV empire. The new season of “Jill & Jessa: Counting On” premieres March 15.