Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald are back! On Tuesday, the Duggar sisters will return to the small screen for the Season 1 premiere of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” spinoff “Jill & Jessa: Counting On.” The new series will follow the girls as they raise their children, celebrate milestones and explore their talents and passions.
According to the synopsis for episode 1, titled “At Home and Away,” fans will receive an update on Jessa and Ben’s son, Spurgeon, who was born Nov. 5, 2015. The summary adds that viewers will watch as the “older girls shop for and cook a fall feast for the family.” However, there will be three Duggar family members notably absent from the autumn-themed dinner.
When “Jill and Jessa: Counting On” airs, Jill, Derick and their son Israel will still be on their Central America-based mission trip. But just because the trio are in a different country doesn’t mean they’ll be absent from the series. Fans get a glimpse at Jill and Derick’s life in Central America in a sneak-peek video.
“We’re adjusting to life here on the field,” Jill says in a promo video, adding that “some days are harder than others.”
“We saw a cougar next door so we’re trying to be aware and make sure everybody stays safe.”
While Jill is away, Jessa explains that she finds comfort in knowing that God is watching over Jill and her family.
“It’s more difficult knowing that not only are they away from home but that its dangerous in the countries that they’ve been serving,” Jessa says. “But we’re just trusting God that he’ll keep them safe, and we know that they are where they’re called to be.”
“Jill & Jessa: Counting On” returns to TLC on Tuesday, March 15 at 9 p.m. EDT.