Sunday, July 19, 2015

TLC Officially Cancels Duggar's "19 Kids and Counting."

TLC has officially canceled the Duggar reality show '19 Kids and Counting' nearly two months after news broke that the oldest Duggar son Josh had molested five girls including four of his sisters when he was a teenager.

"After thoughtful consideration, TLC and the Duggar family have decided to not move forward with 19 Kids and Counting," TLC said in a July 16 public statement. "The show will no longer appear on the air."

Parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar expressed thanks to those who've assisted them during the show's nine-season run, and indicated the family would be featured in an upcoming TLC documentary on child sexual abuse, produced in partnership with RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.

"We look forward to working with TLC on this upcoming special documentary and hope that it is an encouragement to many," the family wrote on its blog. "With God's grace and help, Josh, our daughters, and our entire family overcame a terrible situation, found healing and a way forward. We are so pleased with the wonderful adults they have all become.

SOURCE: Baptist Press