has declared that the Duggars
are no longer a priority.
“TLC will not be producing additional seasons of ‘Counting On.’ TLC believes it is important to give the Duggar family
the opportunity to address their situation privately,” the network said in a statement to E! News
“Counting On” was a spinoff of the show “19 Kids and Counting” that followed the lives of the Duggar children
's elder siblings, excluding eldest sibling Josh Duggar
Josh Duggar was arrested earlier this year on federal charges of receiving and possessing child pornography
. According to CNN
, Duggar "allegedly downloaded material depicting the sexual abuse
of children under the age of 12" and had it in 2019. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison
and a $250,000 fine
Since 2015, when he admitted to molesting five minor girls as a teenager, including his sisters Jill and Jessa, he has not appeared on any TLC program with his family, prompting TLC to cancel “19 Kids and Counting” and replace it with “Counting On.”
Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo and her husband Jeremy Vuolo, who starred in "Counting On," issued an Instagram
statement Tuesday about the show's cancellation.
“We are grateful to TLC for giving us the opportunity to be on their network over the years, as well as their kindness
to the Vuolo family; it’s been a remarkable journey that has opened doors to traveling and experiencing the world in ways we never imagined possible,” they wrote.
“We wholeheartedly agree with TLC’s decision not to renew ‘Counting On,’ and we are excited for the next chapter in our lives. We’d like to thank our fans
, and the amazing film crew for their love and support, and we look forward to continuing our creative journey in Los Angeles
and seeing what the future holds.”
Jinger Vuolo (@jingervuolo) shared this on Instagram.