Is TLC Planning a '19 Kids and Counting' Spinoff?

by Meredith B. Kile 8:53 AM PDT, May 28, 2015
Playing Is TLC Planning a '19 Kids and Counting' Spinoff?

As advertisers continue to pull out of 19 Kids and Counting due to molestation allegations against Josh Duggar, could TLC be turning its focus to a spinoff show featuring Josh’s younger sisters?

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While the network has yet to officially cancel 19 Kids and Counting, a source told People Magazine that the network may be working on a spinoff series focusing on the next generation, married Duggar daughters Jill and Derick Dillard and Jessa and Ben Seewald. Episodes of 19 Kids and Counting featuring Jill and Jessa’s wedding and pregnancy news have been some of the highest rated in the show’s history.

TLC recently pulled all episodes of the popular reality show about the conservative mega-family after police reports alleging that Josh Duggar molested five minor girls in his early teenage years were obtained and unsealed by In Touch magazine, but it seems the network might not be totally finished with the famous family.

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"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," the source told People. "That's when the show got its highest ratings."

Clips of 19 Kids and Counting are still available to stream on TLC’s website.

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