May 22, 2015 3:20 pm -


“19 Kids and Counting” has been pulled from the TLC schedule.

Multiple websites have been reporting that upcoming planned airings of the show about the Duggar clan have been indefinitely scrapped, which may not be the best sign for the show’s future at the network.

Duggar’s parents put out a statement yesterday saying, “When Josh was a young teenager, he made some very bad mistakes, and we were shocked. We had tried to teach him right from wrong. That dark and difficult time caused us to seek God like never before.”



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23 responses to TLC Pulls Duggar Show

  1. ExPFCWintergreen May 22nd, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    It’ll get picked up by “God TV” under its new name, “19 Predators and Counting.”

  2. katkelly57 May 22nd, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    “he made some very bad mistakes”
    Never, ever in my life have I looked upon molestation as a mistake…I truly don’t know anyone who thinks that either.
    Whether done by a teen or adult…it is a premeditated act…you just don’t wake up one morning and say, “Today’s the day!”

    Josh may be a victim of molestation himself and acted out his aggression as was done to him, I don’t know….it’s still doesn’t make it right.

    His parents intentionally dropped the ball by waiting till the statute of limitations expired to turn him in…they should be held legally culpable.
    One has to wonder also, what type of “counseling” his sisters and the other girls received…was it blame based?
    Sure as hell hope not.

    This whole damned thing makes me ill.

    As for the tv show…thank God and Greyhound they’re gone!

    • Dwendt44 May 22nd, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      When you have so many children that you can’t watch what all of then are doing, who’s fault is it if one or more step over the line?

      • katkelly57 May 22nd, 2015 at 8:40 pm

        As parents they took advantage of the older sibs to raise the younger ones….that there alone is a form of neglect in my book.
        It is not their responsibility.

  3. Ricky C. May 22nd, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    A “mistake” is adding 3+3 and coming up with 5. What he did was not a mistake, there’s gotta be some kind of punishment here, yanking the show from tv is not punishment.

    • pignose4.0 May 22nd, 2015 at 5:53 pm

      When the bones come tumbling out of the closet they may need their own cell block..

  4. Foundryman May 22nd, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Parading themselves as wholesome and moral while letting the kid get away with a sex crime, should be enough to lose their little cash cow tv show permanently.

    • tracey marie May 22nd, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      Crime(S), plural.

  5. Anomaly 100 May 22nd, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Buh bye.

  6. Chris May 22nd, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    No punishment for sex crimes by a fundamentalist? Hmmmm…hypocrisy? By the boatload.

  7. Everhope May 22nd, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Well, isn’t that nice. They “sought god like never before.” Could they have done something more, shall we say, effective in curbing their son’s behavior? Just sending him away cures, as if there is one, sonny’s slightly unchristian desires? I just love the logic of fundies like these. Of course where they are in the far out religious right their is no such thing as logic. Just belief in the damnedest things.

    • Dwendt44 May 22nd, 2015 at 7:31 pm

      Nothing fails like prayer. And praying even harder doesn’t improve the odds.

  8. tracey marie May 22nd, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Blah blah blah, it is learned behavior, the father did josh, josh did his sister and others and I will bet he is also abusing his kids.

    • pignose4.0 May 22nd, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      Sad but true.

  9. Dwendt44 May 22nd, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Shame on TLC for putting this and other ridiculous shows on in the first place. I notice the line up on my satellite channels and it’s either re-re-re runs or really sorry crapola for shows. That and WAY to many religious shows and shopping networks.

  10. labman57 May 22nd, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Time for TLC to ‘take out the white trash’.

  11. StoneyCurtisll May 23rd, 2015 at 1:51 am

    I remember when TLC used to be The Learning Channel…
    What have we learned form TLC?…
    That there are people willing to exploit themselves and their families to make millions of dollars?.

    • Larry Schmitt May 23rd, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      And A&E used to be Arts &Entertainment.

  12. jasperjava May 23rd, 2015 at 2:06 am

    Shame on TLC. They promote this freak show to appeal to people’s basest prurient interests, and then act all surprised when the freaks end up acting like freaks.

  13. bpollen May 23rd, 2015 at 2:32 am

    And now The Broodmare Chronicles draw to a close as the Duggars ride off into the sunset (or slink off into ignominy.)

  14. rg9rts May 23rd, 2015 at 2:57 am

    If that is supposed to be entertainment …we are a sick society.

  15. Larry Schmitt May 23rd, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Where are the claims of deprivation of freedom of speech? Like with Duck Dynasty.

  16. KillAllTheRednecks . May 25th, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Let’s hope that the ban is permanent, AND TLC sues the Duggars for this disaster.