A source revealed to People that the beleaguered network, which hasn’t decided whether to cancel the series, may switch gears to showcase the squeaky-clean newlyweds Jill and Derick Dillard, and Jessa and Ben Seewald, rather than tainted parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, and the rest of the clan.It would be just like "The Brady Brides," except with quiver-kids.
“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,” says the source. “That's when the show got its highest ratings.”
TLC sources told the Daily News that a long-term decision regarding the Duggars or any spin-off has not been made. Network officials declined to comment.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
"19 Kids" Spin-Off Featuring Two Oldest Duggar Daughters?
pulled "19 Kids & Counting" from its rotation late last week following 12-year-old sex abuse revelations involving Josh Duggar and more than one of his sisters. Since then, TLC has been struggling with how to move forward with this rating juggernaut. It's pretty much a given that Josh Duggar is permanently cut from the program. But I have been hearing rumors over the past 24 hours of a "19 Kids & Counting" spin-off featuring the two Duggar daughters and their new husbands: