BREAKING NEWS: TLC has finally confirmed the fate of Counting On amid the Josh Duggar trial, and as many fans have feared since news of his arrest broke… The network has decided to cancel the series.
Did TLC announce why they decided to cancel Counting On?
Speaking to US Weekly, news just broke that TLC made the difficult decision not to produce any additional seasons of this particular reality TV series. The timing of the news leads most fans to assume Josh Duggar’s arrest has something to do with the decision to cancel the series. But, did TLC release a statement to confirm this? Turns out, they did.
“TLC feels it is important to give the Duggar family the opportunity to address their situation privately.” The network explained.
Why was Josh Duggar arrested?
Now, you would have to live under a rock not to have some knowledge of Josh Duggar’s arrest. It has been all over the news since he got arrested back in April. His charges involved receiving and possessing child pornography.
“Duggar allegedly possessed this material, some of which depicts the sexual abuse of children under the age of 12, in May 2019,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office revealed in a press release just one day after his release.
Duggar fans know Josh entered a not guilty plea and his defense team asked for a one-year delay for his next trial date which was originally scheduled on July 6th. The judge was not willing to give Josh a full year. But, his trial date was pushed back to November 30.
If Josh Duggar is found guilty of his crimes, he could face up to two decades behind bars and a $250,000 fine for each count he is convicted of.
How did TLC feel when news of the arrest broke?
TLC did issue a statement when news first broke about Josh Duggar’s arrest reassuring viewers the network had no direct connection to him anymore.
TLC is saddened to learn about the continued troubles involving Josh Duggar. 19 Kids and Counting has not aired since 2015. TLC canceled the show on the heels of prior allegations against Josh Duggar and he has not appeared on air since then.”
Are you bummed Josh Duggar’s arrest has resulted in TLC’s decision to cancel Counting On? Fans have gone pretty back and forth on their thoughts regarding this decision. Some didn’t think the entire family should be punished for his actions. Others, however, thought canceling the Duggar family was long past due.
Be sure and let us know what you think about this Duggar breaking news in the comments down below. And, keep coming back to TV Shows Ace for the latest news on the Duggar family.