The Duggars Are Coming Back to TV

At least, Jessa and Jill are
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 25, 2015 10:40 AM CDT
The Duggars Are Coming Back to TV
This image released by TLC shows, from left, Ben Seewald, Jessa Seewald, Jill Dillard, holding her baby Israel Dillard and Derik Dillard.   (TLC via AP)

Turns out TLC isn't done with the Duggar family entirely. Two months after canceling 19 Kids and Counting amid the Josh Duggar molestation scandal, the network has ordered "several" new specials focusing on two of Josh's sisters, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The specials will focus on Jessa Seewald, Jill Dillard, and their families (both are married; Jill, 24, has a baby son and Jessa, 22, is expecting her first child in November). Two or three are planned in total, and at least one is expected to premiere at the end of this year.

"What we will be following in these specials is Jessa preparing for her first child," a TLC exec tells the AP, "and we'll be watching Jill preparing to make a major move to Central America with her family, which we know is something our audience will be interested in." (The Dillards are heading to El Salvador for missionary work.) An anonymous source tells the AP Josh Duggar will not be involved in the specials, or any future shows on TLC. (A member of the Duggar family says Josh still feels "like a stranger.")

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