Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 9:31 PM, Duggars Decorate & Diet

When Josh's old trainer Steve shows up at their front door unexpectedly, what will Steve learn about Josh's current eating and excercising habbits? Later, Jinger uses her photography skills to snap engagement photos of Jill and Derick.

30 minutes

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 9:00 PM, Duggar Dirty Jobs

With Ben Seewald having moved in, Jim Bob puts Jessa's beau to work with a full list of jobs for the day. Can Ben get them all done, or will his first day on Duggar duty be his last? Meanwhile, Jill & Derick go wedding band shopping.

30 minutes

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 9:31 PM, Duggar-sized Wedding Planning

Less than three months away, Jill & Derick are making some big decisions! From cake tasting to touring venues, will they hit the sweet spot for their Duggar-sized dream wedding? Over in DC, Anna has her hands full with her little ones.

30 minutes

Ratings:  2.682 M viewers and a 1.1 rating.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 9:00 PM, Duggar Daughter Dates


It's a Duggar date day! Jill & her fiance Derick go on a romantic hike and picnic with chaperone, James. Meanwhile, Jessa & boyfriend Ben head out on a date to the shooting range with chaperone, Jason. How will these chaperones feel about their dates?


Cable description: Chaperoning the Duggar daughters' dates.

30 minutes

Ratings:  2.641 M viewers and a 1.1 rating.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 9 PM, Duggars & Mothers

Jill Duggar is getting married! And with the wedding only a few short months away, the first Duggar daughter to get married is diving right into planning this Duggar-sized event.

60 minutes

Big numbers:  3.293 M viewers and 1.4 rating.  It was the top cable show of the evening.

Free Discussion, September, 2014

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I have a request for patience this month.  I'm scheduling posts a few months in advance since there is a grandchild due in September.  If moderation is slow, I'm probably changing diapers or walking the floor.  Thanks.  :)  

Jessa and Ben: Engagement, Wedding Prep, and Wedding

After a nearly year long courtship, People got the right to announce the engagement.  It appears the staged engagement was filmed possible yesterday.

Free Discussion, August, 2014

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New Season Begins September 2, 2014

New season begins in the fall.  

The Ugly Behind the Screen of Reality TV

While not strictly related to the Duggars, this is some excellent information about "reality" TV.  For this one post other shows may be discussed, but please try to keep most of the discussion related to how it applies to the Duggars.

Reality TV.

More Behind the Scenes

Free Discussion, July, 2014

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Tuesday, June 9, 2014, Cousin Amy Special

Amy supposedly leaves home for Nashville (yet again).

Viewership:  1.591 M viewers and a .5 rating.

Free Discussion, June, 2014

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 9:00 PM, A Proposal

While the girls are out promoting their new book, Derick takes the opportunity to do some secret planning back at home. After getting permission from Jim Bob to ask for Jill's hand in marriage, will he be able to pull off an intricate proposal?

60 minutes

Amazing ratings:  3.034 M viewers and a 1.0 rating.

Link to Michelle's blog post article.

Jill and Derick's Wedding

It looks like it's time to have a place for discussing the upcoming wedding - June 21.


Jessa and Ben Engaged?

Rumors are swirling lead by a JessaSewald twitter account that they have gotten engaged.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 9:00 PM, A Toast to Love

Derick is finally home from Nepal, and the whole family has planned a super-sized welcome. Later, Michelle takes the courting couples on a triple date. And the kids surprise Jim Bob and Michelle with a dinner they won't forget!

60 minutes

Ratings:  2.787 M viewers and a 1.0 rating.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 9:30 PM, Couples' Weekend

Jill & Jana assist at a birth as Jessa documents the day in pictures. Then, Jim Bob & Michelle visit a fertility doctor. Ben, Jessa, and chaperone Jinger head to DC to visit Josh & Anna. Anna wants to show Ben the city, but Josh has other plans.

30 minutes

Ratings:  2.016 M viewers and a .8 rating.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 9:00 PM, Something New

Jessa and Jinger head to Ben's house, where his sisters teach Jessa how to cook his favorite meal. In DC, Josh & Anna, along with Jana and Joseph, embark on a skiing trip. Michelle spends time with Joy Anna as she tries her hand at the violin.

30 minutes

Ratings:  1.850 M viewers and a .7 rating.

Free Discussion, May, 2014

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 9:00 PM, The Big Question

With a few days left in their trip, Jill & Jim Bob make the most of their time. While Jill volunteers at a birth center, Derick takes Jim Bob for a traditional Nepali shave. As the trip comes to an end, Derick has a surprise for Jill. What will it be?

60 minutes

2.236 M viewers and a .7 rating.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 9:00 PM, Going the Distance for Love

Jill and Jim Bob travel halfway around the world to see if Derick could be "the one." Back at home, Michelle spends some time with Jessa and checks in on her courtship with Ben. When Derick asks Jim Bob a very important question, what will his answer be?

60 minutes

They should have rushed the production on this one as they are getting very close to the wedding. 

Ratings:  2.538 M viewers and a .9 rating.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, Duggars Reunited

The Duggars have arrived in DC! The older girls brave driving in DC to record their audiobook. Josie, Jordyn & Mackynzie celebrate their 4th birthday by making candy! Later, the family visits a skating rink with lots of slips and falls.

30 minutes

Viewership:  1.823 M viewers and a .7 rating.