‘Jill & Jessa: Counting On’ Renewed for Second Season: Jinger Duggar’s Courtship to Be Main Focus

"We're coming back! Thanks, Jinger!"
“We’re coming back! Thanks, Jinger!”

The Duggar family’s show has been saved— by a courtship!

The family broke the news earlier this week that fourth-oldest daughter Jinger is now in a courtship with former pro soccer player Jeremy Vuolo. It appears that the courtship may have been just what the family’s struggling reality show spin-off, Jill & Jessa: Counting On, needed to get renewed by TLC for a second season.

Buried inside the courtship announcement, the Duggar family announced that the second season of ‘Jill & Jessa’ will air later this summer. The news was later confirmed on the TLC press site.

The renewal was also confirmed by People magazine, the unofficial media mouthpiece of the Duggar family.

Raise your hand if you basically saved your family's show...
Raise your hand if you basically saved your family’s show…

“[Jinger and Jeremy’s] courtship will be a big part of the new season of ‘Counting On’ when it returns to TLC later this summer,” People reported.

It also seems that the show is trying to move away from its full title, ‘Jill & Jessa: Counting On,’ and simply go by ‘Counting On,’ which would allow for other members of the Duggar family to be featured prominently. Originally, Jinger’s sisters, Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald and their husbands were to be the stars of the show, but that has changed since filming originally began, due to Jill moving to Central America.

Since its premiere, ‘Jill & Jessa: Counting On’ has been met with controversy. Many of the network’s advertisers refused to allow their ads to air during the show, due to the scandal surrounding the Duggar family after it was revealed in May 2015 that eldest Duggar son Josh had molested four of his sisters and one other young girl during his teen years. That scandal caused TLC to cancel the Duggar family’s original show, 19 Kids and Counting.

It is unlikely that Josh, who was in rehab during the filming of ‘Jill & Jessa’ Season 1, will appear on the show during Season 2. TLC previously released a statement to inform fans that Josh would not appear during Season 1, so we can assume that statement will stand for Season 2 as well.

The premiere date for Season 2 has not yet been released, by the network has indicated that it will happen later this summer.

Wanna read our ‘Jill & Jessa: Counting On’ Season 1 recaps? Click here!

(Photos: TLC)



14 Responses

  1. It may be time to look into a class-action suit against TLC and the duggars for misrepresenting Christians and conning viewers without disclaimers……

  2. This vile bigoted family regardless of which in the litter are on TLC is UFB! I will boycott any advertisers that will support this so called reality TV show and all of their products. They spew their HATE against the LGBT community, hide child sexual abuse happening in their own home, and have all kinds of questionable non-profits that need to be audited!!!! Why would you even consider that these narrow minded bigots deserve to be back on the air???? I am outraged at your decision making and at all of the Executives at both TLC and Discovery!

  3. Oh barf!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How is TLC going to finance this? Over 1,000 sponsors have refused to have their products advertised during anything Duggar. There must be cult personnel on the TLC board. Or maybe Gothard is paying for it. Sponsors will continue to drop; and now these sites are campaigning to have sponsors drop their commercials from TLC entirely. Nancy Daniels needs to face reality and stop posting that millions and millions of fans are watching the Duggars. THe ratings for the last Duggar airings were way down. The last ones weren’t even in the top 10. I hope TLC loses their shirts promoting this cult.

  4. I never watched season 1, and don’t plan to watch season 2 either, but from The Ashley’s recaps, it seems like this season can’t be any worse than the last.

  5. “so we can assume that statement will stand for Season 2 as well”

    When it comes to these people you really can’t assume anything.

    1. Only reason I’m happy this show is renewed is because of The Ashley’s recaps! Sometimes I do watch the episodes just to find the WTF moments (a.k.a. naming your baby Spurgeon) and wait for The Ashley’s reaction to them. That is making my day!

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