It seems that the rumors are true after all. A Duggar family show is officially coming back. However, tt's not "19 Kids and Counting," but "Jill and Jessa: Counting On."
People magazine reported that TLC has ordered a full season of "Jill and Jessa: Counting On." Fans will be happy to know that the whole family except for Josh Duggar will part of the show. In the new series, Joy Anna will be given a lot of exposure.
According to the network, the full season of "Jill and Jessa: Counting On" will be launched next month. While the Duggar family is given this second chance to be on television, Josh is not given the same opportunity. He was the main reason his family's original reality show was cancelled in the first place.
Following this assignment, TLC also released the first preview of the show, which revealed Joy Anna being emotional. She discussed how difficult 2015 was for her whole family, even though the controversies mainly surrounded her brother. Josh admitted to molesting minors when he was 14, including his two sisters. After this molestation scandal broke out, news of his extramarital affairs and porn addiction also circulated. 'With all our family's gone through, I've grown up a lot,' shares Joy Ann.
During this new season, the cameras will follow Jill and her husband Derick Dillard while they are in Central America carrying out missionary work. The newborn son Israel will also be shown on the new season.
Jessa and her husband Ben Seewald plus their newborn son will also be featured, along with the younger children in the family: Jinger, Janna, John David, Josiah, and Joseph.
Even though Josh is not included in this new season, his wife Anna will be. Josh is currently in a faith-based rehab program in Illinois while Anna remains at home raising their four children. Fans are very interested to know how she is faring with this big responsibility. At the end of the new preview, Jessa said, "We've shared this journey with the world. Family is everything."
The return of the family on TV, however, displeased some. Inquisitr reported that some fans claimed that the family is full of contradictions. Some pointed out that even though the family believe that TV is a temptation, their main source of income is a reality TV show. Also, even though the girls are expected to be conservative in their fashion, they wear a lot of makeup. One commenter also said that "they believe women should submit no matter what, but the Bible (Paul) clearly states that the husband needs to honour the wife."
Regardless of these reactions, the news is official. The family is back. The new season will premiere on March 15 on TLC.