Get ready, Duggar fans! The Season 9 premiere of “19 Kids and Counting” is less than one week away -- and ahead of the reality-television series’ return to TLC, the network has released the first official trailer for the all-new 2015 installment.
First shared by People Magazine, the trailer reveals that viewers will get to see a bevy of events within the Duggar household this season. Fans will be able not only to watch Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s daughter Jessa, 22, walk down the aisle but also to witness the highly anticipated pregnancy announcement by the couple’s newly married daughter Jill, 23, and her husband Derick Dillard.
“Derick and I are going over to my family’s house because there’s something that I need to tell them,” Jill says in the trailer as she is seen nervously walking into her parents’ home in Tontitown, Arkansas. “Yesterday, I kind of took something. Stole something.”
Duggar fans in the know will recognize that Jill is talking about a pregnancy test she stole from Michelle. In an August 2014 interview with People, Jill revealed that she failed to receive a positive pregnancy test until her sisters persuaded her to try one from her mother’s stash.
And while Jessa has been rumored to be pregnant with her first child with now-husband Ben Seewald ever since their nuptials in November, she isn’t one of the two Duggar family members pregnant this season. Josh, 26, the eldest of the Duggar children, will be welcoming his fourth baby with his wife, Anna. The couple confirmed in December another baby would be joining their children Mackynzie, 5, Michael, 3, and Marcus, 1.
“Josh and I are kind of in this place where we are thankful for the three beautiful, healthy children God has given us, and we look forward for a fourth,” Anna says in the promo. “There is definitely that desire for more children.”
While this season of “19 Kids” is guaranteed to be filled with positive events, Season 9 will not be completely drama-free. At one point in the trailer, Jim Bob’s and Michelle’s youngest child, Josie, 5, can be seen being carried away by paramedics and “barely breathing.” As most viewers know, Josie was born premature and with a digestive problem.
“Josie seized 15 minutes before the paramedics got into the house and then seized the whole way here,” Jana Duggar, 25, says as Josie is seen laying on a stretcher.
Season 9 of “19 Kids and Counting” premieres on TLC Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 9 p.m. EST.