TLC Considering Spinoff of ’19 Kids and Counting’

From left: Ben Seewald, Jessa Duggar, Jill and Derick Dillard (PHOTO CREDIT: M. Sharkey)
From left: Ben Seewald, Jessa Duggar, Jill and Derick Dillard (PHOTO CREDIT: M. Sharkey)

While TLC has not yet announced whether it will cancel 19 Kids and Counting in the wake of the Josh Duggar scandal, the network may be considering a spinoff of the show.

After it came out that the oldest son in the Duggar family had molested several girls, including some of his own sisters, while he was a minor, many called for TLC to cancel the show. The network responded by removing reruns from its current scheduling. But sources tell Deadline that a spinoff may be the solution. Discussions seem to indicate that the show could focus more on Josh’s sister Jill and her new husband Derick Dillard, whose wedding broadcast brought in blockbuster ratings for the network last October.

The network would not comment on a possible spinoff to Deadline.

19 Kids and Counting has been pulled from Hulu, and advertisers for the show have been dropping their sponsorship.

SOURCE: TIME, Deadline, Sarah Begley

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