Free Discussion, October, 2014

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 9:31 PM, Duggar To-Do's (sic)

Jill and the girls go look for the perfect wedding shoes for her bridesmaids. Meanwhile, Josh & Anna make a very special "Duggar" wedding gift. And Jim Bob and the boys tackle laying down the carpet for the newlywed's first home.

30 minutes

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 9:00 PM, Duggar Girls Go Glam

The oldest Duggar girls share some sisterly time trying out hair & makeup for Jill's upcoming nuptials. Then, they're off to search for the perfect bridesmaid attire. Can Jill find a bridesmaids dress that fits her vintage feel while staying modest?

31 minutes

New Bates Show

They have a new show starting in 2015 on a Christian network called UP (for uplifting) that is carried by Direct TV and Dish and some cable companies.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 9:00 PM, Jill Says Yes to the Dress

Michelle and the oldest Duggar girls are off to D.C. for a very special mother/daughters trip... it's time to buy Jill's wedding dress! Meanwhile, Jim Bob and John David take Derick and Ben on a guys' getaway to rock climbing and zip lining.

61 minutes

Ratings:  2.503 M viewers and a 1.0 rating.

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 and 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 and her fiance Derick go on a romantic hike and picnic with chaperone, James. Meanwhile, Jessa and 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.