TLC Eying '19 Kids and Counting' Spin-Off After Yanking the Show Off Schedule

TLC Eying '19 Kids and Counting' Spin-Off After Yanking the Show Off Schedule

Words are, the network is developing a spin-off which focuses on newlyweds Jill and Derick Dillard and Jessa and Ben Seewald.
TLC apparently is not ready to let go of "19 Kids and Counting" altogether. Rumor has it, a spin-off show is now in the works and will be centering on the families of Jill Duggar & Derick Dillard and Jessa Duggar & Ben Seewald.

"The show had begun to focus more and more on the next generation of Duggars, anyway - mainly Jill and Jessa and their marriages and babies," a source tells PEOPLE. "That's when the show got its highest ratings."

TLC pulled "19 Kids and Counting" episodes from schedule following Josh Duggar's molestation scandal, but has not announced whether it's canceled or not. The show has been losing advertisers, with Ace Hardware, David's Bridal and Pure Leaf Iced Tea as the latest to remove their ads from the program, following in the footsteps of General Mills Inc., Payless Shoesource Inc., Choice Hotels International Inc. and Walgreen Co WALG34.SA.

Josh said in a statement on May 21 regarding the child molestation accusations, "Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. ... I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life."

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