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.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Graduation & a Surprise

Josiah is graduating! Before the family can welcome 400 of their friends to celebrate, they must clean up a huge mess. Anna & Josh are preparing to host the entire clan for a holiday meal but they get an unexpected phone call with a big surprise.


60 minutes

Duggars May Have to Face What Gothard Has Done

The Duggars are being called to account for supporting Gothard in an open letter.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Another Courtship?

Another courtship may be on the horizon! The kids plan a surprise for their parents. In DC, Anna has her hands full taking care of the two boys, and Mackynzie. Jim Bob and Michelle make a decision that could change one of their daughters' lives.
 
30 minutes

Rating:  2.279 M viewers and a .7 rating.

Free Discussion, April, 2014

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Is Jill Courting?

Take this with a salt shaker of salt.  It was sent to me by a friend of a friend of a friend. 



Pushed into another confirmation?  People article confirms it.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014, Wedding Bells

TV Guide: The Duggars go to Tennessee for Erin Bates' wedding, where the girls help with the preparations and the boys get into mischief.

60 minutes

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Double Dating Duggars

TV Guide:  Anna builds a playhouse; Jim Bob and Michelle go on a double date with Jessa and Ben; Jill makes the family's favorite snack.

TLC: When Jim Bob & Michelle take new couple, Jessa & Ben, out on a double date, they discuss the importance of boundaries. Anna builds a playhouse. Jill and her buddy group make the Duggars' favorite snack. And the family may be in for more changes...

30 minutes

Ratings:  1.846 M viewers and a .6 rating.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, A Duggar Says Yes

TV Guide:  In the season premiere, Jessa and Ben's courtship becomes official, but the Duggar boys have a few questions for their potential future brother-in-law. Later, Jessa visits Ben's hometown and goes on a double date with his parents.

TLC:  When Ben and Jessa's courtship becomes official, the Duggar boys put Ben to the test. Later, the tables are turned on Jessa when she visits Ben's hometown. The whole family reflects on what it means that a Duggar daughter may soon be leaving the nest.

60 minutes


Ratings:  2.259 M viewers and a .7 rating.