It’s really over for the Duggar family—19 Kids and Counting is canceled.
TLC pulled the plug on reality show on Thursday, July 16, after reports surfaced in May about Josh Duggar‘s molestation scandal, which had fans fleeing.
Even though the show was yanked from airing episodes in May, TLC has agreed to show a special on child molestation (without any commercials) that will feature two of the Duggar women, according to CNN’s Brian Stelter.
The cancellation of the show happened just a couple of months after Josh Duggar made a public apology for his actions for molesting underage girls when he was 14. Admitting his molestation accounts also made the eldest Duggar son resign from his position as Executive Director of the Family Research Council, a Christian public policy ministry.
The molestation incidents took place in 2002 and 2003, but the offenses were not reported to police until 2006. According to reports and his public admissions, Josh Duggar would fondle the private parts of little girls who were awake, and also those who were sleeping. Claiming that he confessed his “past teenage mistakes” to her years before they married, Duggar’s wife Anna has accepted him and stood by his side. But Star reported that Anna feels trapped in the Duggar PR machine, sources exclusively told Star. What’s more, Anna, who was due to have their fourth child in July, has surpassed her due date, making it the first child she’s ever had late, not early.