Duggars New Show TLC

Duggar Sisters Returning to TLC in New Specials After Molestation Scandal

The Duggars are ready step back into the spotlight — well, two of them, anyway.

TLC has ordered at least two specials starring Duggar daughters Jill Dillard, 24, and Jessa Seewald, 22, which will document each of the women as they grow their own families and take their next steps in the world, according to The Associated Press. We’ll see Jill and husband Derick relocating to El Salvador for missionary work, while Jessa and husband Ben will be shown bracing for the arrival of their first baby in November.

Reportedly absent from either specials will be Jill and Jessa’s brother Josh Duggar, 27, who came under fire last May when it was revealed that, as a teenager, he molested four of his sisters, including Jill and Jessa. In addition to that, Duggar also publicly apologized for being addicted to pornography and for cheating on his wife, following the news of his involvement with the professional adultery group Ashley Madison.

According to the AP, these specials will follow a documentary titled Breaking the Silence, which will raise awareness of child sexual abuse; both Jill and Jessa will appear in that special as well.

“They thought it was an important issue, and they showed an incredible amount of courage in sharing their story,” TLC Executive Vice President and General Manager Nancy Daniels tells the AP. “We were struck by that courage, and by how they are moving forward. Our audience continues to be engaged with what’s going on in their lives.”

Will you check out the Duggars’ new specials? Drop a comment with your thoughts on the family’s reality future below.

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36 Comments
  1. Ken says:

    I’m surprised TLC is touching this landmine of a family again especially with reports coming out about Jill and Derrick using donation money that was given for their missionary work but they are using it to fly around the U.S. while they are supposed to be in El Salvador. The entire family is just one gross opportunistic pseudo religious corporation.

    • Clandestine Green says:

      Unfortunately, there are still people who want to watch these horrible people. For TLC, it is all about the money. If these 2 specials have good ratings, you can bet that there will be more.

  2. sara says:

    Why does TLC insist on pimping these horrible peole?? Hiding the crimes of their child molesting family and profiting from it. Sick!

  3. Mary says:

    Please for the love of God – get this family off the TV and stop given them a platform. TLC doesn’t stand for the learning channel. Please everyone do not watch.

    • Mary says:

      TLC stands for the loser channel. Funny how they change their story from when Kelly interview them. The only thing they are interested in is how to make money, doing nothing.

    • liz says:

      I have decided if TLC is going to take lightly of the situation with this family, I will no longer watch this channel

  4. Eva says:

    Of course. Man, attention w-ing is strong in those peeps. I guess that’s what happens when you grow up with more attention from camera people than from your own parents.

  5. pamill says:

    Well, “incredible amount of courage” would have been telling the truth in that interview and not that disturbingly fake story full of holes their parents forced upon them. They all lied, it was painfully obvious and I’m fairly certain Christians are not allowed to do that. Good Christians, I mean. I don’t want to hear another word from any of them. They were hellbent on shouting from the rooftops that God gave them their show to provide them with a platform so they could spread Christianity…so if God took the show away, now would be a good time to seriously consider the possibility that he simply didn’t like what they had to say.

  6. Dmac says:

    Time to head over to TLC and start commenting on this epic failure.

  7. GraceM says:

    Yes. I’m curious as to what they’ll say about all of this.

  8. amadeline says:

    There’s something pervy about a family whose main claim to fame is breeding. No wonder there’s an acknowledge sex offender in the family. Shame on TLC for promoting them!

  9. Blurgh says:

    TLC is a disgrace. I hope no one watches not just these specials but the entire network.

  10. K says:

    Honestly Who Gives A F@(k

  11. Donna says:

    No, will not watch ! TLC , shame on you for bringing them back !

  12. Kevin H. says:

    Effing really?????

  13. Lynn says:

    Breaking the Silence? Funny, they were pretty silent when the story first broke, saying they were asleep when it happened and basically it didn’t effect them. Now that it’s obvious the controversy won’t just blow over for their brother it’s time to dump him and wait, I think I am a victim and it did effect me. Let me tell you all about it as long as TLC will pay me to tell you.

  14. Not a Fan says:

    YUCK!
    The fake story the programmed sisters tell is a disservice to awareness efforts. Denial is not helpful. It seems more likely the Duggars and TLC believe all the hoopla will make them money.

  15. A fan of TV says:

    Jim Bob is allowing the girls to be on TV without him? Holy cow; Hell has frozen over.

  16. Yoko says:

    No way anyone should be supporting sponsors of this show. That family needs to get counseling. Who cares what these two do? What is so interesting about them having a baby or preparing to go on a mission trip….happens all the time.

  17. ncmacasl says:

    “Breaking the Silence” already aired several week ago.

  18. Melissa Sanders says:

    No I will not be watching them. I wool be canceling my TLC channel also! They need this show for the cash cow. This family is sick in the head. They knew if they waited 3 years to report their son he would not be convicted of any crimes because the statute of limitations would run out. I have no doubt in this since the father was in Govt and wifey went right along with this because she had to obey her husband. No I do not care if Jill and Jessa have their own show daddy war bucks just wants the money he lost when creepy adulterer Josh was exposed for what he really is and neither does anyone I know. Go away Duggars!

  19. Lamees says:

    sooo excited to see them again.

    • liz says:

      You are just as waked in the head as their son. Seriously! Do you not see that by airing this, TLC is supporting the way this family feels about the situation, that it was something stupid he did as a kid and that it was a long time ago and he is not that person any more. He didn’t vandalize a car or something. HE MOLESTED HIS OWN SISTERS!! People like that don’t grow out of those feelings. It only gets worse.

  20. iakovos says:

    *sigh* Why?

    I guess what they are caliing TV’s new golden age has to have it’s share of fool’s gold.

  21. Jamie says:

    I’m confused. When the story first broke, they defended their brother and said that their lives weren’t negatively impacted by the molestation. Now, they are participating in specials about the affect of the molestation on their lives. Which one is it? Why does this family still have a platform?

    This entire charade is so incredibly insulting to survivors of sexual abuse.

  22. kristine thornton says:

    it seems TLC endorses pedophilia, incest, adultery, hypocrites, gay haters, liars and child neglect. the duggars have no credibility!! i think they should do specials on TV and every penny made should be donated to victims of sexual abuse and other causes that help people..they should be there with a hand up instead of a hand out..

  23. Carolyn says:

    No … no … no … I hope that there is enough of an outcry to make TLC change its mind about the specials. I have heard enough lies and cover-ups from this family and I can’t take them any longer. TLC has been a cash cow for the family long enough and it’s time to sop and let them face the consequences of their actions.

  24. Bev says:

    TLC = Touch Little Children Channel. Disgusting Family. No longer watch this channel.

  25. C R Hordyk says:

    OMG, no I won’t be watching. Must they be back on TV, greedy people.

  26. liz says:

    I am appalled that TLC would even consider making another show with this family. Even if it’s just the daughters. I’m sick and tired of how they make lightly of the situation with their son. They act like it’s something stupid he did when he was a kid and it was so long ago. Whether it was a month ago or 10 years ago, that guy is a child molester. And that is not something you grow out of. Eventually he will do it again, if he hasn’t already and no one knows about it yet. Wake up Duggers, the guy has serious issues. Jill, you can pretend to wipe those fake tears away on the preview of your new show but I’m not buying it. IF TLC AIRS THIS NEW SHOW, I WILL OFFICIALLY NO LONGER WATCH THAT CHANNEL.

  27. betty rutland says:

    I and all my family loved 19 kid and we hate that because Josh made a mess of things we have to suffer it was the most watched and liked family show , Run it and you should find all the people that loved the family will want to come back and watch it , maybe all the sponsors will see the rest of the world wants the Duggars in their life , of course with out Josh !

  28. Sarah says:

    I am glad to see the family again and how they are dealing with what has happened to them and how they are moving on.