Jessa Duggar has been at the center of her brother–Josh’s Duggar’s–sexual molestation scandal, with many believing she may have been among the four sisters he sexually molested several years ago. The same goes for Jill Duggar.
Jill and Jessa Duggar have been the recent mainstays of the family’s reality show, 19 Kids and Counting. In light of the Josh Duggar sexual molestation scandal, TLC is scrambling to decide what they should do regarding the Duggar family and keeping the show on the air. Major advertisers, including Payless Shoe Source, General Mills, and Choice Hotels International have already pulled their advertising. David’s Bridal and CVS are the latest to withdraw.
A recent People magazine report says TLC is actually considering a 19 Kids and Counting spinoff. 2 Brides and Their Husbands would star Jill and Jessa Duggar, as well as their husbands, Derick Dillard and Ben Seewald, respectively.
Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald tied the knot back in November. Their wedding only recently aired on 19 Kids and Counting, and drew in a large number of viewers. Jessa Duggar is expecting a baby on November 1st–her one-year wedding anniversary.
Jill Duggar’s wedding to Derick Dillard last June was a huge TLC event, but not as big as the TLC 19 Kids and Counting special that aired before Mother’s Day, during which Jill Duggar gave birth to the couple’s first child, Israel David Dillard. That special pulled in 3.6 million viewers.
TLC is mulling a "19 Kids and Counting" spinoff http://t.co/3nwyuDBKky
— TIME.com (@TIME) May 29, 2015
Yes, Jill and Jessa Duggar are the big draws for 19 Kids and Counting, and TLC is hoping they can support a reality show all their own.
But will this be too little, too late? Even if Josh Duggar–and maybe even Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar–are omitted from a 19 Kids and Counting spinoff, do Jill and Jessa Duggar have enough pull to make viewers forget what the family hid from their fans? Not only are people up in arms over what Josh Duggar did, they are appalled at how Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar handled the entire situation.
Would you give the Duggar family another shot if Jill and Jessa Duggar wind up starring in a 19 Kids and Counting spinoff?
19 Kids and Counting spinoff? Jill Duggar and Jessa Duggar Seewald may get a show of their own! http://t.co/EeAU3s5SAV
— OK! Magazine USA (@OKMagazine) May 28, 2015
Do you think 2 Brides and Their Husbands would get the backing of some of these advertisers who have already abandoned the family’s original show?