It’s official “19 Kids and Counting” fans. TLC confirmed the Duggar family’s hit reality series was being pulled from its airwaves last month following a child molestation scandal involving one of the show's stars, Josh Duggar. While the network isn’t completely done with the Duggars – they will be airing a child sex abuse documentary starring two of Josh’s victims, sisters Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard, later this summer –“19 Kids and Counting” is no longer. But don’t fret! Below are five reality shows sure to make any Duggar family fan excited to tune in.
"Little People, Big World"
This TLC series is an oldie, but goodie. The program follows Matt and Amy Roloff and their family as they run their farm in Helvetia, Oregon. Twins Jeremy and Zach -- both newly married -- star as well as their fellow siblings Jacob and Molly. Like Matt and Amy, Zach has dwarfism. The series follows the family of six on their day-to-day adventures and the drama that follows. After all, Amy and Matt are divorcing after 27 years of marriage. While the Roloff family may not be as large as the Duggars, they’re similar in that they’re devout. “Little People, Big World” airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EDT on TLC.
“Bringing Up Bates”
If you’re missing the Duggars then you'll love UPtv’s “Bringing Up Bates." The reality series stars Kelly Jo and Gill’s family, and just like the Duggars, they also have 19 kids. The devout family’s series follows their daily lives as they navigate courtships, pregnancies, marriage proposals and more! Better yet, the Duggars are longtime friends of the Bates which means you might just see a Duggar on an upcoming episode. After all, Jana Duggar is serving as a bridesmaid in Michael (Michaela/Michaella) Bates' wedding this month. "Bringing Up Bates" airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. EDT on UP.
"Kate Plus 8"
“Kate Plus 8” is a spinoff of TLC’s now defunct “Jon and Kate Plus 8.” The series, which seems to air a couple of specials annually, follows single mom Kate Gosselin and her eight children. The catch: the kids are 14-year-old twins Mady and Cara and 11-year-old sextuplets Aaden, Collin, Leah, Joel, Alexis and Hannah. If that family dynamic is not enough drama to entice you, it is worth noting that the series is infamous for having some seriously buzzworthy meltdowns from Kate, 40. Keep checking back at TLC.com for upcoming “Kate Plus 8” air dates. Until then, check out a clip from the family’s most recent TV special above.
If you’re looking to watch another big family like the Duggars, look no further than the Brown clan. The polygamist family includes patriarch Kody Brown and his four wives, Meri, Robyn, Janelle and Christine. Together the family has 17 children, including Robyn’s two children from a previous marriage. Robyn and Kody are also planning to add to their clan's expansive brood by welcoming their second child together in January. “Sister Wives” fans can catch up with the Brown family when the series returns to TLC this fall.
"Manzod with Children"
They’re definitely not the Duggars, but if you’re looking to tune in and see a loving, tight-knit and hard-working family, the Manzos are it. The Bravo series features former “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Carolina Manzo, her husband and catering hall owner Albert and their three children. And being that their only daughter, Lauren, just tied the knot, here’s hoping there’s a wedding episode in the near future. The new season of “Manzod with Children” premieres Monday, Aug. 16, at 10:30 p.m. EDT on Bravo.
Which "19 Kids and Counting"-esque TV show do you plan to watch Duggar fans? Share your viewing plans in the comments section below!