Please put a name with your post

Those who voted all said names on posts work better and no requested the anonymous option.  We'll have a week long transition period and after that posts marked anonymous will not be accepted.  Either sign in with a Google account, use openID, or use the name/URL option to put a name with your comment.

The problem continues of people hitting respond to comments rather than post a comment.  Please try not to do that.  Most of those are being rejected as they seem to be from the same one or two people who don't seem to understand that the replied to comment is not connected at all when it posts on the blog. Thus they don't make sense.  Please see the entire post about that if you have questions.   

Reminder, anonymous comments are no longer being accepted.

I need to explain something.

I'm making this a post so everyone will hopefully see it.  There has been a huge increase in people replying to comments with the expectation apparently that either the previous comment will be quoted or their comment will fall under the one to which they responded.  Neither one happens in the format we are using on many platforms.  So comments that don't contain any context like I agree make no sense.  You agree with what?  There are 200 comments above yours.  That is wrong?  Which one?  I think you get the idea.  So please remember if you pick an option such as reply to, you are not replying to that when it hits the blog for a large number of readers.

ETA:  Apparently I'm still not getting through to people.  Someone asked why I was selective with comments.  Oddly it was one of the people this post is aimed toward.   I'm selective first because rude, crude, and indelicate are not acceptable.  Other things like birthing wars have no place here.  But recently nonsensical comments because of the manner of posting are becoming a bigger and bigger issue.

Here is an example from someone who did not read this post and I also believe is the one who asked why posting was selective.

in response to I am going to try to say this as politely as possible, but Jessa really showed her true colors during this episode. I know its an ego trip to have a show wrapped around your wedding and the modeling of wedding dresses, but really? Her smugness and mean-ness was just over-the-top. I was shocked, even for Jessa, how arrogant her talking segments were. I shouldn't have been, however, as I well remember how hateful she was to Hannie about taking a nap once. Anyone could have a bad day, but this is, apparently, the real Jessa and it is not pretty at all.

As you can see, the commenter knows to which comment they are replying, but all that will post on the blog for many people is "I agree."  So then it becomes you agree with what?  It's meaningless and gets deleted.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 9:00 PM, All About Jessa

A look back at Jessa Duggar, starting with the first special, as she grew up into the young woman she is today. Then the family hosts a flag football game.

61 minutes

Ratings:  2.421 M viewers and a .8 rating.

This episode will be preceded by a one hour wedding sneak peek.  East coast reports are that it's the engagement episode with some photos, possibly old ones, thrown in at the breaks. The rehash had 1.382  M viewers and a .4 rating.

Dillard Baby

Since he may be making his appearance now, here's a thread for the little guy.

An ambulance was seen at the Dillard residence earlier today.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 9:00 PM, Wedding Prep

Jill, Derick, Jessa, and Ben paint together on a double date while the family has a pizza party.  Later it's all about the wedding as the couple finalize last minute details.  Will everything come together or is there too much prep even for the Duggars?

61 minutes

Ratings:  2.267 M viewers and a .8 rating.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 9:31 PM, Race to the Altar

Jessa and Ben register for gifts, but will they end up with a registry full of toys and candy as Ben gets sidetracked?  Later Jessa and Ben join Joy and Jason to get in shape before the big day.  Jill and Jana cook a special Nepali dinner for Derick.

30 minutes


That should have been the title of Jill's wedding episode.

Ratings:  2.143 M viewers and a .8 rating.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 9:00 PM, Michelle's High School Reunion






31 minutes

Ratings: 2.046 M viewers and a .7 rating.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 9:31 PM, Wedding Prep and Pies

Jason and James create a special recipe for the rehearsal dinner, but will Jessa and Ben be on board with their culinary creations?  Ben designs the perfect wedding ring for Jessa while the girls visit a local florist for their Duggar-sized wedding party.

30 minutes 

Ratings:  1.978 M viewers and a .6 rating.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 9:00 PM, Invites and Ride Alongs

A few weeks away from matrimony Jessa and Ben ask Josh to design their wedding invitations.  Is Josh up for this super-sized task? Jill creates a gift for Derick's mom. And Jim Bob joins John David on a police ride along.

31 minutes


Ratings:  2.081 M viewers and a .7 rating.

Free Discussion, March, 2015

Please use this for Duggar and Bates sightings, speculation, or general discussion. Note that this is Duggar discussion not other families, TV shows, politics, religion, or personal stories. If the comment is more about you or some other issue than the actual Duggars or Bateses or other families seen on the show, please rethink before sending. Thank you!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 9:31 PM, Bridesmaids and Babies

With only 6 weeks until the big day, Jessa & Ben are in the thick of wedding planning. Meanwhile, Jill & Derick are preparing for parenthood at their first midwife visit. And Jinger is behind the lens as she takes Ben & Jessa's engagement photos.

30 minutes

Ratings:  2.414 M viewers and a .9 rating.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 9:00 PM, Jessa Says Yes to the Dress

Jessa goes wedding dress shopping! Mix in Michelle and several other Duggars and Seawalds and there are a lot of opinions to go around, but everyone knows it's the bride's opinion that counts. And Jill and Derick receive a special gift from the DC Duggars.

31 minutes

Ratings:  2.265 M viewers and a .7 ratings.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 9:00 PM, Jill"s Secret

The episode could also be named Jill kept a secret for all of about 10 seconds.

The TLC description does not want to copy.  Basically lead up to Jessa's wedding including fake drama of how will they get it done and Jill shares a (completely expected) announcement.  Oh how will the Duggars react?

Ratings:  3.328 M viewers and a 1.2 rating.

Free Discussion, February, 2015

Please use this for Duggar and Bates sightings, speculation, or general discussion. Note that this is Duggar discussion not other families, TV shows, politics, religion, or personal stories. If the comment is more about you or some other issue than the actual Duggars or Bateses or other families seen on the show, please rethink before sending. Thank you!

Happy New Year and Free Discussion January, 2015

Happy New Year everyone.  I would never have believed it when this blog was turned over to me all those years ago that we'd still be talking about the Duggar and Bates families going into 2015.  

Please use this for Duggar and Bates sightings, speculation, or general discussion. Note that this is Duggar discussion not other families, TV shows, politics, religion, or personal stories. If the comment is more about you or some other issue than the actual Duggars or Bateses or other families seen on the show, please rethink before sending. Thank you!

Bringing Up Bates (UP Network)

We'll see what the interest is in their new show before deciding on a thread for each episode.

First episode airs tomorrow at 9 PM.  Some may have it On Demand.

Meet the Bates:

Gil and Kelly Bates, and their 19 kids, are buzzing about the latest addition to their family; the first Bates grandchild! As the girls prepare to throw a huge baby shower to celebrate, Alyssa gives the family some surprising news of her own and an accident leaves the family shaken.

Duggar New Year

We've had a request to make predictions for the Duggars in 2015.  Guess away!

Happy holidays to everyone also.  I'll be out of town for most or all of the next week so please be patient if I'm slow to get to the blog.  For those who've asked the grandchildren are doing fine including the new one and thank you.

Fourth M DC Duggar is on order

It was announced during The Little Couple tonight that Anna is not surprisingly pregnant again.  She's about nine weeks so due in July.  Later articles have begun claiming she's due in June.


Free Discussion, December, 2014

Please use this for Duggar and Bates sightings, speculation, or general discussion. Note that this is Duggar discussion not other families, TV shows, politics, religion, or personal stories. If the comment is more about you or some other issue than the actual Duggars or Bateses or other families seen on the show, please rethink before sending. Thank you!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 9:00 PM, Episode 30, Amy's Nashville Dreams

Cousin Amy returns for a new special as she continues to pursue her music career. Amy performs on a sold out showboat dinner cruise then celebrates her 28th birthday with her Duggar family. Plus, we get a behind the scenes look at her new music video.

62 minutes

The viewers didn't want to see Amy.  1.138M viewers and a .3 rating.

Tuesday, November, 18, 2014, 9:00 PM, A Reveal to Remember

The DC Duggars make it to Chicago in the nick of time for David & Priscilla's gender reveal party! Who will be right, Team Boy or Team Girl? Later, the family enjoys the sights of the "Windy City" and caps off their trip with a camping excursion.

61 minutes

2.210 M viewers and a .7 rating.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 9:00 PM, DC Duggars Hit the Road

Josh, Anna, and their 3 little ones are heading to Chicago, RV-style, to visit Anna's sister Priscilla and her husband David for a special party. Along the way, they'll visit a series of quirky stops, but will RV issues put a damper in their trip?

61 minutes

1.779 M viewers and a .7 rating.

Free Discussion, November, 2014

Please use this for Duggar and Bates sightings, speculation, or general discussion. Note that this is Duggar discussion not other families, TV shows, politics, religion, or personal stories. If the comment is more about you or some other issue than the actual Duggars or Bateses or other families seen on the show, please rethink before sending. Thank you!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 10:01 PM, Dishing With the Duggars

It’s been 10 years since the Duggar family opened up their home to television viewers. In this special, the entire family takes a look back and watch some of the series best moments, sharing their thoughts insights about their favorite moments.
60 minutes

Tuesday, November 4, 2014,9:00 PM, Jessa's Engagement

With two Duggar weddings down and 17 to go, is the family ready for another set of nuptials? Ben plans a special surprise scavenger hunt proposal for Jessa with each challenge relating to a special moment in their courtship.

61 minutes