It looks like TLC is betting big on the Duggar family once again by bringing two of its daughters back to regular TV. After getting a little solo screen time following the cancellation of their hit “19 Kids and Counting,” Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald are returning to the network for a series focused on their lives.
The duo starred in a three-part special titled “Jill and Jessa: Counting On,” in December of last year. Now, given its popularity amongst fans of the Duggar clan, the network is bringing them back to keep going with the cable series starting Tuesday, March 15. According to Us Weekly, the show will highlight the lives of the young women as they raise their own respective families with their husbands Ben Sweewald and Derick Dillard. Jess and Ben welcomed their son, Spurgeon, to the world three months ago and Derick and Jill have been raising their 10-month-old son, Israel, while juggling life as missionaries in Central America.
Also set to appear in the show are Jill and Jessa’s siblings, Jana, Jinger, Joy Anna, John David, Josiah and Joseph Duggar. The girl’s sister-in-law Anna will appear in the show as well. The wife of former “19 Kids and Counting” star Josh Duggar has done her best to remain out of the public eye following her husband’s slew of controversy in 2015, but will apparently show up on the show to let the cameras in once again.
Between May and August of 2015, it was revealed that Josh had been involved in a molestation scandal when he was younger, which involved both Jessa and Jill. In addition, the Family Research Council executive director’s name also came out in the list of men with Ashley Madison accounts when a hacker group leaked the personal information to the public. Since then, Josh has been away in rehab, with Anna routinely visiting and being by his side.
Josh’s scandal came up during the three-part miniseries and offered some insightful glimpses into the family’s reaction to the tumultuous months, which resulted in the cancellation of their show. Now, with the "Counting On" series coming back to the network, the show will likely give updates on Anna’s current struggle with the entire mess. But the key focus will be letting the cameras back into Jill and Jessa’s lives as they navigate the future with their husbands and new children.
Will you be tuning into “Jill and Jessa: Counting On” on March 15? Watch the promo video HERE on US Weekly's website and tweet your thoughts on the "19 Kids and Counting" spinoff return to @TylerMcCarthy.