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.  Further I don't read anonymous comments.  They go straight into the trash.

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.

Free Discussion, May, 2016

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 9:00 PM, Israel Meets Spurgeon

Jessa and Ben experience what life is like for Jill and Derick while living in a foreign country with a young son. Jill and Derick remember their beginnings together in Nepal and the adventures that have led them to the mission field in Central America.

62 minutes

 Ratings:  1.165 M viewers and a .37 rating.  Not a good way to end the season.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 9:00 PM, Family Reunion

Jessa, Ben, and Spurgeon travel to Central America to visit Jill, Derick and Israel. As they prepare for the trip, they travel down memory lane, revisiting Jessa's milestone moments, from engagement to motherhood, that have led to this emotional reunion.

62 minutes 

Ratings:  1.342 M viewers and a .4 rating.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 9:00 PM, Episode 109, Girls Hit the Road

After weeks of work the treehouse is ready for a big reveal! Then the girls hit the road for a weekend away, but a surprise on the way leads to an unexpected detour. Once at their destination, the girls enjoy quality time together and lots of girl talk

62 minutes

 Ratings:  1.367 M viewers and a .42 rating.  

Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 9:00 PM, Episode 108, Ben Drops Beats

The siblings continue work on the family treehouse, but the cold weather hinders their efforts. Later, Ben and Jessa travel to St. Louis to meet with Christian hip-hop artist, Flame and learn about his work. Inspired, Ben steps into the recording booth

62 minutes

 Ratings:  1.340 M viewers and a .44 rating. 

Free Discussion, April, 2016

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Tuesday, April 5, 2015, 9:00 PM, Episode 107, Surprise!

The siblings continue construction on their treehouse, which gets bigger and bigger. Joy and Sierra plan a secret baby shower, but worry about pulling off the surprise. Jill and Derick have surprise guests in Central America.

62 minutes

Ratings:  1,301 M viewers and a .38 rating.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 9:00 PM, Episode 106, Jinger Flips

Jessa goes
out for coffee with Jana and Anna, leaving Ben in charge of Spurgeon. Jinger buys a car at auction with the intention of flipping while Jana starts a new project with her brothers. Jill and Derick introduce Israel to their love of pickles.

62 minutes 

Ratings:  1.297 M viewers and a .4 rating. 

Jill & Jessa Counting On, Episode 105, Tuesday, March 22, 9:00 PM, Date Nights & Bright Lights

Jana and Jessa embark on a large DIY lighting project while the rest of the family travels to Central America. Then Jessa and Ben go on their first date since Spurgeon was born, will his presence wreck the romance?

 64 minutes

1.551 M viewers and .5 rating.

Jill & Jessa Counting On, Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 9:00 PM, At Home and Away

Jessa and Ben navigate life as a family of three with new baby, Spurgeon. Jill and Derick settle into their home in Central America as Israel starts to hit new milestones. Later, Jessa enlists her sisters to help prepare a fall feast for the whole family

 64 minutes

 1.913 M viewers and a .61 rating. 

Free Discussion, March, 2016


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I published the post earlier this week and apparently for some reason it didn't take.

Free Discussion, February, 2016


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The Show Is to Return According to this Article

19 Kids coming back.

According to the article that seems to only quote older material, the show is returning.  There have been sightings of the Duggars filming two new episodes, but so far nothing official from TLC that I've found.

Inquisitr is running with it, too. And another.

Free Discussion, January, 2016

Happy New Year!


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Third Counting On Special: Counting One More, Sunday, December 27, 2015, 9:00 PM

Jill and Derick adjust to the challenges of their new life in Central America. Then it's finally time to meet Baby Seewald and find out if it's a boy or girl! When labor complications arise, Jessa is rushed to the hospital.

 60 Minutes

Ratings:  2.470 M viewers and a .82 rating.

Second Counting on Special, Sunday, December 20, 2015, 9:00 PM

Baby Shower & a New Home

(60 minutes)

Ratings are in with a nice drop:  1.895 M viewers and a .69 rating. 

Free Discussion, December, 2015

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First Duggar "Special" - December 13, 2015

The allegedly three specials begin airing in December.  They've already dragged Anna into the first promo.

Jill & Jessa: Counting On, Episode 1, December 13, 2015, 8:00 PM, 90 minutes.

Ratings:  2.220 M viewers and a .77 rating.

From Discovery:



Jill and Jessa: Counting on Celebrates New Life and Adventure

The three-part special begins December 13th at 8/7c

TLC follows the next chapter of Jill (Duggar) Dillard and Jessa (Duggar) Seewald in a new three-part special JILL AND JESSA: COUNTING ON beginning Sunday, December 13th at 8/7c with a 90-minute premiere. The subsequent specials will air at 9/8c on December 20th and 27th. The specials center around the two young women and their ever-changing lives as Jill moves to Central America with her family and Jessa starts one of her own. In the three specials, viewers catch up with the family through the eyes of Jill and Jessa as they get prepared for the exciting milestones ahead. With moves and babies on the horizon, preparations are underway in Arkansas and abroad!
As Jill prepares to move her family to Central America for missionary work, she and Derick impart some parental advice to Jessa and Ben while they get ready to bring their first child into the world. Baby buzz is all around the Seewald household as the family plans a baby shower, decorates the nursery and gathers the last few essentials for Baby Seewald.  Viewers also get an inside look at Jessa’s dramatic labor and delivery and her first days at home with her newborn son. Jill and Derick celebrate with friends and family before heading to Central America, and viewers follow their journey south of the border to walk in their shoes as they get their life set up in their new home.
Also, for the first time, several family members including Anna Duggar speak out and address the difficult summer the family faced. The emotional and candid interviews highlight how the family continues to move forward from a time of turmoil to a time of celebration. After a life-changing few months, these specials give Jill and Jessa an opportunity to share their story and begin celebrating big moments in their lives.
Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #JillandJessa, ‘Like’ the show on Facebook and watch more video on TLC.com/CountingOn.

JILL AND JESSA: COUNTING ON is produced by Figure 8 Films for TLC.

Free Discussion, November, 2015

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Duggar based SVU episode: Nov 4, 2015, Patriarchal Burden

A 13 year old discovers she's pregnant.

Jessa, bless her, is having a baby.

Soon now the Seewald family will increase.  The coy little darlings have tried to create interest by pretending they might be having twins (she's much smaller than Jill) and not revealing the sex of the fetus.  Here is the spot as we wait.  Please no name suggestions or such.  I think I can handle one guess person including such info as date, time, sex, and weight.  The closest guess gets to claim victory.  Can you tell I hate those long pre-birth threads with a thousand witless name suggestions? 

Free Discussion, October, 2015

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