Here’s some news you probably thought you’d never read.
TLC is reviving it’s once hit show “19 Kids & Counting” in spite of the Duggar family’s wide-spread scandals last year which included hiring prostitutes, infidelity and child molestation.
Via the Christian Post:
The stars of the series recently suffered through some scandals when it was revealed that Joshua Duggar took part in AshleyMadison.com, a website that serves as an online dating site for married men. With the family known as devout Christians, the news of Joshua’s infidelity led to the show’s cancellation.
According to Variety, the executive vice president of TLC, Nancy Daniels, recently shared some details about how the series coped with the scandals. She stated, “Every decision we’ve made has been done very thoughtfully and very carefully about what is in the best interests of the people involved and the network. Our first priority is making sure that there’s a health and well-being of our families first and foremost. We feature stories of different families with real people and real things happen.”
Fans are still interested in learning more about the rest of the family and how the scandal had affected them. With that, TLC released several episodes of “Jill & Jessa: Counting On,” which showed the sisters coping with the scandal’s aftermath.
After seeing the success of the short series, it was announced that TLC will be bringing back “19 Kids & Counting” to the small screen.
Throughout the show, the family was presented as the pristine, perfect “Christian” family. The picture was complete with episodes of campaigning against LGBT rights and what eventually was revealed to be hypocritical behavior.