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.

91 comments:

cat said...

I really can't believe TLC would want them back, well maybe for a circus! I for one cant look at those girls or Josh and Anna without thinking what he did to them and what he did to Anna. Why this family who knew they had skeletons hiding wanted to go under the microscope is beyond me...

Denisean said...

I am not surprised- they are keeping Kate+8 on with less than a million viewers.

HardyHar said...

So, they aren't going to be able to go their merry way, doing dentist visits, kiddy train rides, etc. There's an elephant in the room: thanks to their own candor (and TLC cash) they have to deal with Josh. I don't think there's any turning back now.

Denisean said...

It says they are going to focus on Jana now... yea, because they know everyone loves her and that we are all getting sick to death of Jessa and Jill.

Toother said...

I think it's great. I love the show. Don't love all their actions but that can be said about lots of people. This is at least wholesome tv. Will love to see how they incorporate Josh into all of this.

Toother

puddin said...

I will not watch the show-- if indeed this is correct information. I think they should just END IT---Just like Honey Boo Boo. Besides all the lastest crapola with Josh the Pig--- the crazy way they have their kids live is just not right, its a cult. I do feel sorry that these kids have had to be grown ups so soon in life raising all the "little blessings" that Jimboob and Meechelle just had to have--Meechelle and Boob ought to raise their own brood and let the GROWN Kids like Jana have a life----its not right and its NOT Christian. Meechele acts like she can't do anything with her kids unless its Nursing...what a crock of poo poo.

Mary said...

w I they focus on Jana I be you she will never see a dime of pay she would get. Jim BOB will have it all. maybe the more they show the more Child services will be called. I feel for Jana she has no way out. It will be more Jill and Jess showing us how to cook and losts of kissing. I don't think they be any babies any time sure. Having a baby is not as easy as they thought

Almost said...

RE:Toother's comments. Please God tell me you're kidding us! It's not "action" as you refer to it & neither is it a wholesome life when poor little children are being forced to live that way. It's not a normal way to raise a family & there's something seriously wrong that definitely requires CPS in AR to investigated. For you, I guess it's one of those "hate the sin but love the sinner." I can't stomach seeing Jim Bob's leering face, Michelle's make-believe motherhood act, all the wild boys, not one with an ounce of manners. They have no idea about even removing their baseball cap while sitting at the table eating, even with guests there. The shabbily dressed & dirty little girls.In my opinion,there's not much in someone's life if they are just waiting to see how they will incorporate Josh, the pig into the show. I guess there will always be someone standing along the tracks waiting for the next train wreck to come along & it will. Too bad it involves the wasted lives of all those children. What are those kids doing all day certainly not their schooling or using any potential they might have had in a normal upbringing. I don't mean that everyone needs a college education, but these kids have nothing going for them except, to mow the lawn or help maintain daddy's vehicles. It would be different if they were able to own & operated their "OWN BUSINESS," not just assist daddy all the time. Now that I'm through ranting I have an excedrin headache.

Willow said...

I suspect (just my opinion of course) that another reason for the "sister-moms" is so the older children just don't have time to think or question. By the time they have a spare minute to pick up a newspaper or hear a news program on the radio, they are already married! Those cult leaders just think of everything don't they? (sarcasm).

Toother said...

Almost,


Being honest. I will watch it. I suspect most her watch weather they admit it or not. :) I own it.

Toother

Dee said...

While it wouldn't surprise me if this did happen eventually, I still don't see where TLC has released a definitive statement saying that this is happening.
I guess we'll have to wait and see.

Syndee said...

Oh i'll readily admit i watch too. I just dont think its very wholesome. Ok no violence and swearing, but so much implied sex, more than a soap opera.

I still feel bad for how bored those little kids must be, no friends over, no library clubs, no scouts, movies, etc. Wake up then what? Sit around and wait for the next meal or bedtime.

Almost said...

RE:Toother's comment. You may own it but you must be new to this blog because I truly believe in my heart that almost all of the people on this blog that say they don't or won't watch are telling the truth. They are honest & loving people who care deeply for the children Enjoy the show or perhaps you could just send Jim Bob a check.

Bobbi said...

First of January 2016, I chose to delete the TLC & UP channels. I refuse to watch the dumb Duggars & Batrs promoting the despicable & depraved Gothard Cult!! No longer watching!!

Wendy Heusel said...

the duggar blog and bates blog is run by some people called lilly and eille and I believe that they follow that cult also so they weed out comment that hurt the duggars or bates and that dont agree with their lifestyle of of course they want that show on tv.

Katies Mom said...

Bobbi. I'm still with you having deleted the exact same channels.

Always said...

I cannot see them focusing a show around Jana. All they could possibly show is her doing her household chores, teaching the little ones..same thing different day. Absolutely nothing there to watch. If they try to show Jana in a relationship I guarantee it's a setup.

Roo Doo said...

TV show = exposure. Exposure = opportunity for people to see what the Gothatd cult is all about. I'd rather see the cult coming (even if it IS disguised as a pretty family with a ton of kids and an alternative way of life) than to have them take over slowly through the election of government officials with "traditional family values". No matter how much TLC sugar coats things, the insidious nature of Gothardism still shines through. Before I even knew about this blog I thought there was something off about this belief system. So I say let the TV show come back. And let their legions of "fans" see what this is really all about. Things were starting to crumble around the edges before the Josh scandals broke. A little more time and I think things would've unraveled themselves naturally.

Denisean said...

According to the article, they are going to focus on how Jana feels about the fact that her younger sisters are married and she isn't- if that isn't the most degrading, depressing thing I've ever heard.

Romeo & Juliet said...

When it comes to Jana I think she has the right idea. If she stays single until she is at least 30 she might be able to find a more mature man (not a child) who can take care of her and their children without being on TV. Waiting until she is at least 30 will also reduce her fertility and she might end up with "only" 5-8 children and not 19. I really hope this is her thinking and she waits a few more years for that "right" person.

Syndee said...

Roo Doo, I totally agree with you. Better to have it out in the light, than for them to come around the back door and get elected into the government positions without us knowing. I know it's the minority view, but I also sort of want the show to continue for that reason. Now that most people are on to them, people will always be on the lookout for all the problems with their lifestyle.

Missy said...

RooDoo. Id like to think you're correct about so much about the cult coming out that their legions of fans would finally see what they are all about. Sadly though, I think those fans don't even care about the cult aspect. They will always see it the way it's presented to them, as a wholesome, wonderful, religious, Godly family who sadly had some troubles, the same as others have in their family. They will be saying lets just forgive & forget & get on with the show, it must be time for a new baby or another marriage.

Also Me said...

RooDoo& Syndee, I wish I could agree with both of you regarding the show & it's ability to bring out the cult aspect of these people's lives, so that people will eventually realize these are not the people, nor are the people they support politically, what we want in government. However I honestly don't believe that the majority of those viewers have that intelligence to ever recognize it as a cult or care if it was a cult. They just wanted to see the wonderful family that never argued, parents who were just as in love as the day they married. Look at how delighted they were when Josh got the job at FRC. They didn't know or care what that group stood for all they cared about was the great job Josh had in DC, nice home, good salary. I just don't believe the light is ever going to shine on those viewers.

Susie said...

I cannot believe that Jana would want any part of this TV train wreck. She has always displayed a loathing attitude toward the cameras. This really tells me again how controlling Jim Boob is.

cat said...

I give up; very discouraged These odious people are Teflon and I'm personally sick of ignorant, arrogant, and in this case prejudicial types being rewarded with attention , reality shows, and lots of money It's sickening
I'll check in on various sites here and there or maybe just wait Til I see a headline that grabs my eye, but I'm not actively following this anymore, nor seeking out advertisers. TLC is hell bent on them for some reason, and I do not think we will EVER find out what that reason is
The constant! Pregnancy races and baby bumps are weary-ing and I'm out

Not a Mocker said...

Bare in mind though, this is the Inquisitr magazine which is barely a half step up in reliability from the National Inquirer. Mainly just made up clock bait to get people into their website. I won't believe TLC is renewingb the show until they themselves release the news.

Elspeth said...

You need to watch those naked minds. :)

I don't think anyone believes the Inquisitr is a noteworthy source of news. Just because it was posted doesn't mean someone backs the story.

sandi said...

Cat,I think the bottom line for TLC ,like many things in life,is money

Jeanette said...

I too will watch the show. Not for the parents, but the children. I want to see them, especially how Josie is doing.

Dee said...

I'm not trying to start anything, but I want to remind people that watching any Duggar program accomplishes two very bad things: putting money into Jim Bob's pocket, and encouraging TLC in their collusion with this family.
I feel badly for the younger children of this family too, but perhaps if the adults didn't have TLC's money to depend on and got the message that they are poison when it comes to televising them, they would *perhaps* get a clue that they need to find other ways to support themselves and that getting a decent education for the children might be a good thing.
This is a long shot, but delaying the inevitable; the public becoming thoroughly sick of them, does nobody any good. The longer they have their show from which to spout their self righteousness and disengenuous beliefs, the more damage is done.

Meme said...

Dee, you seem to feel the way I feel.

I once had a job dealing with the unemployed. I noticed that people got used to not working and many seemed to enjoy having a life of leisure. This is what I see when I look at Jim Bob Duggar. He enjoys playing with his children and running the compound. And he really enjoys spending the dough earned by the minions. Same with Michelle. In my opinion she is very lazy and unmotivated.

The worst of it is the "example" being set for the children. Already they have a son-in-law (who appeared to be a nice enough young man in the beginning) who has quit a steady job, plus another one whose sole purpose seems to be posing for pictures in angled baseball caps. This family is so codependent it makes me short winded. I think Daddy likes it that way, too.

Sooner or later the show will one day be over. And all those newborn babies will be older with bigger appetites. Who's gonna feed them then? Without a show these folks can't even feed THEMSELVES.

People need to stop giving them discounts, freebies, handouts and (their own) hard-earned money. And yes, the rest of us need to think about ways to avoid contributing to these undeserving people. They have already been given more than most people will ever get. Guys, did anyone support your children while you sat on your rear end and enjoyed your free house? Is your home full of unemployed adults? How many of you went to work today to put in front of your kids tonight? I will stop and count all the raised hands just as soon as I lick this stamp for my mortgage payment.

too bad,so sad said...

Please also remember in the Duggar show that there are young children, and a lot of them, being filmed in their own homes. They can not give consent for any of this, they can not quit or opt out. There is no one hired to be on "set" like real child actors have to make sure they are educated and have their best interest protected. Real child actors have laws to protect them, reality star kids do not. Please do not support by watching shows with unprotected, unpaid children working.
Support A Minor Consideration if you want these and all other children to be protected by the same laws as child actors.

FaithSpencer said...

I just read a book about the FLDS. The parallels between that fundamentalist group and the ATI fundamentalists are appalling. These groups are complete misogynists. Sadly, the Duggar women don't even realize that they are being treated as third class citizens. By not educating women and sheltering them from choices, these men can keep them under their thumbs. How this is considered entertainment is beyond my understanding. And that includes the youngest Duggar girls. Their lives are doomed by Jim Bob and the Gothardites.

sandi said...

I think JB and M were lazy before the cameras came along.That show made it easier to live in luxury.Recall on '14 Kids and Pregnant Again',JB did not have a job.He was Michelle's buddy and that was it,even though they were accepting handouts at the time.He could have used that time to put in a full day's work somewhere.
Also recall Michelle was already doing the buddy system,and her only job was buddy to the newest baby.The girls were raising the rest of the kids,and doing all the cooking and cleaning.
I see nothing wrong with working for yourself,but the adult offspring could still do that,if JB were to allow them to get a decent education.There are so many things the boys could study at a community college,and start their own business,like welding or electrician courses.But JB would consider that too worldly,and wold rather waste money at do nothing courses at Crown College,or Alert Academy.JMO

Dee said...

Meme - You said everything I've felt so much more succinctly than I ever could. I agree with JB and Michelle being used to not working. I guess that's the way it goes when you become professional grifters.
I have also wondered what will happen to the kids when the television opportunities dry up. I cannot believe that the adults in the family can be so shortsighted as to not think of this.
I LOL'd about the mention of Ben in his angled ball cap. What happened to 'leaving and cleaving'? We seldom heard anything about Michelle's family, but a lot about Jim Bob's mother and father, same with Anna since she married into the family. Why then does it seem that Derick and Ben are expected to become Duggars rather than to strike out and forge their own family journey? I think the answer is control...Jim Bob demands it. The thing is that it is expensive to feed, clothe, house, and provide medical care for so many people. Time will tell how things shake out for this family.

too bad, so sad, that is a fantastic reminder and suggestion to look into Support a Minor Consideration. All children need protection, and it would seem the innocent little ones whose parents decide for them to feature their lives on a reality show, unfortunately fall through the cracks. This is very sad.

sandi said...

I want to add,I'm thankful that some occupations,like electrician,require a real education and a license.I can easily picture the Duggars studying as an apprentice under an ill educated fundie,with no further education,and then going out and blowing something up!
On behalf of our gov't and licensed electricians everywhere,thank you

Syndee said...

I agree with everything you guys say, and at first I was mad that I had gotten sucked in to watching the show a few years back. But then I realized what I had been "paying" for (by watching) was that I learned about these kind of cults and all that is behind "fundamentalist" religion. I almost view it now as like paying for entrance to the museum or zoo, where you see all those animals or culture dioramas behind glass and learn about them. And of course the other silver lining to us paying them is that all of the evil is getting exposed.

Like FaithS. I have looked more into other fundamentalist cults and every time I hear about Warren Jeffs and such people I read the articles, whereas before I would have ignored them. I'm just hoping that in the end all the exposure of this family will, rather than "spread the word" of Gothard, instead turn people against them. If you read comments on any of the articles it seems to be the way it's going. I don't blame TLC either. Of course they're just out to make a buck, they're a business and nothing else. It's the Duggars fault if the kids don't want to be on TV or if they don't know how to support themselves. But exposing the "religion" as a cult may be worth knowing you added to one family's bank account.

nancyr said...

I knew the Duggars would be back, and I said so all along. I'm planning to watch every episode of the fabulous fundie freak show -- wouldn't miss it for the world.

Denisean said...

I can understand of course that the Duggar daughters know no other life, and don't realize that they are treated like slaves in this lifestyle... However- Michele does! She didn't grow up in this lifestyle, and in fact had very easy going parents. Why she chose this life, I will never understand.

Katie's Mom said...

RE: Dee & Meme's comments I totally agree with both of you, & have tried my best to get the same points across for quite some time, about how watching the show translates into putting money into Jim Bob's pocket, & keeping those kids isolated from real life. Those kids have no education, no real skills. They may be able to work around the Duggar compound, but I wouldn't let them near my home to do electrical work etc. Also they have absolutely no ambition, because they have no idea what they could achieve in life with the proper schooling or training. Even talking about education or working outside the compound, & not for daddy is a taboo subject. However sad to say, there are still many that think this is good wholesome entertainment. Anyone who thinks it's good wholesome entertainment when a 27 yr. old woman with 4 children, has to live under her in-laws roof, because her pious husband is away for sex addiction therapy, has lost what little sense they ever had. It's not wholesome entertainment, it's just pitiful. Anyone who wants to watch the Duggars, already knows they are only going to see, more courting, since they keep themselves so pure, more babies, because that's what their entire life revolves around, more babies will translates into more of those exciting, breath taking, gender reveal parties. For those who love the show, & see it a wholesome entertainment, they will definitely continue to watch & enjoy. Normally what anyone watches on TV is of no concern to me. It's absolutely none of my business, as we are all free to make our own choices on what we enjoy. But this show involves the real lives of many young children, pre teens, teens & young adults, that live with absolutely no choices about their own lives. For this reason,I personally find it to be a sad commentary on their lives of the viewers who celebrate the show & so in essence the lives of the Duggar children. Both the Duggars & those that love the show, in my opinion are people who can't see the forest for the trees.
Again,I stress it's just my opinion.

roddma said...

I guess we all have different experiences, but 99% of people on unemployment aren't living a life of leisure so let's not lump. You still have to pay taxes, live on 3/4 of your former salary, and prove you are looking for work in most cases. Sometimes, you have to fight to get it.

It's kind of the same views the Duggars and their ilk have on welfare. And unemployment from a brick and mortar job is a much different thing than being ex-reality tv show stars. The only job Jim Bob could have drawn unemployment from is the stocking job at the grocery store.

I was hoping the show would never come back. But I honestly feel a majority of the 2 million some odd viewers do not watch because they like the Duggars.

Anna is not responsible for Josh's sins said...

I believe JB said he quit the grocery store job,so I don't think he could've drawn unemployment.
He actually had a good thing going with the towing biz,he was contracted with police I think,but he said he quit because of long hours and being called in the middle of the night to pick up vehicles

Syndee said...

Katie's mom, remember though many of us who are watching are not doing so because we think it's "wholesome entertainment," we are just waiting for another train wreck to happen.

But I do agree that the show itself is most times mind-numbingly boring.

Denisean said...

The thing about the viewers who watch because of the "train wreck" lure (which is most, I would guess)... is that you have to remember that train wrecks are exciting. Eventually this show will die because it is SOOO BORING. Beyond boring. TV is for entertainment. TLC is trying every last-ditch effort to make it interesting (first the focus on the newlyweds, now Jana), but nothing and no one in that family is interesting, so eventually people will bore of it.

No Longer Anonymous said...

Jim Bob must really be desperate to get the gravy train going again if Jana, the quiet shy daughter is being forced to be a star in the family circus. She has always seemed reticent about being filmed and didn't elbow her way to the front to be a spokesperson like some of her siblings have done. I can see daddy and mommy dearest guilting Jana into taking a lead role now because most viewers still have respect for her and open contempt for most of the other adults in this ridiculous family.

Christine said...

I can't speak for Meme, but I think she might have been talking about people on welfare instead of people on unemployment benefits.

I'll admit that I've watched my fair share of the Duggars, Bates, and some other reality TV family's shows, but the more I think about it, the more reality TV shows about minors creep me out. The cameras aren't always rolling (which is a very good thing), but they're rolling a good deal of the time. There's no way that living your life on camera doesn't affect children and young adults. Sure, maybe the toddlers don't really notice the cameras, but the preteens and teenagers certainly do. Think about how self-conscious you were at that age, that age when you're trying to figure out who you are, and imagine if you have millions of people watching you half of the time. Those kids aren't just LIVING their lives, they're PERFORMING their lives.

The kids also haven't consented to being filmed all the time. There's no way that all of the Duggar kids have wanted to be on TV for the last ten years. Some of them were born on TV and never got a choice on whether they wanted to be on the show. And for the ones who don't want to be on the show, there's no way to keep them out of the footage if they're still living at home. Let's say, for example, that Jana didn't want to be on the show -- she could skip the talking heads segments, but there would still be footage of her on the show whether she liked it or not. Maybe their parents asked them in the beginning, back when 17KaC was starting, if they wanted to be on the show, but I'm sure that it was couched in terms of "if you don't do this, a) people will go to Hell because your fine Christian example didn't save them, and b) we will be dirt poor again."

There are some people who say "but it's such a wholesome show and they're better than the Kardashians." To them, I say this: "Go read a book. It will probably be more wholesome than watching the sex-obsessed Duggars exploit their children and it won't make you feel like your brain is rotting from the inside. It'll also be far more interesting than the Duggars. If you desperately crave specifically Christian entertainment, go read the Narnia books."

I also have no idea why the Duggars are returning to TV. Almost all of their advertisers pulled their ads and "Counting On" performed very poorly. It makes me wonder if JimBob has some sort of dirt on TLC and is blackmailing them. It seems odd: if anything, I'd expect TLC to have lots of dirt on the Duggars, not the other way around, but I don't have any other explanation for why TLC is so desperate to return the Duggars to TV.

KimmieH said...

Basically the Duggar kids are slaves. Slaves to Jim Bob & Michelle. I am amazed as to how Pa & Ma Duggar get around AR CPS & requirements to attend school? I don't see how the crap Gothard pseudo form of education could pass mustard.

Katie's Mom said...

Re:Syndee's comment. I was replying to the blogers who said they loved the show because, it was "wholesome entertainment." No way could I see that family as wholesome. Although, I admit they appeared that way to many from the beginning, but as the yrs. have passed many have changed their minds. I agree with your remarks about the train wreck. Sadly, whether it's a car wreck, or train wreck, any type of accident ties up traffic for hours while people are rubbernecking. That's often the explanation for traffic getting tied up on both side of the road, or in the case of a train wreck both sides of the train tracks. What seems to be lost on those waiting for the next train wreck, is the fact that when a train wreck happens, we may watch from a distance, but we don't know, & we will never know, the sorry & heartbreak that accident has just caused some family. Someone may have lost a loved one, a child or adult could be maimed for life, many others may be severely injured. Train wrecks usually cause heartache, & often times grief for a family, yet there are the people who just can't look away, i.e. is someone being air lifted to a hospital, how many ambulances are there? How often does everyone on the train walk away physically unharmed? To me this does not fall into the category of wholesome viewing. When I see an accident, even though I have no idea who caused it, how many are injured, I say a silent pray for those involved. I wish people would get off their computers for a couple of minutes & get an old fashion dictionary & read the definition of the word "wholesome." I guarantee that word would not be thrown around as often as it is in reference to the Duggar family.
As always this is just my opinion.

Mindi said...

Re: Christine's comments. You certainly hit the nail on the head. Everything you said, is exactly what I also think. I especially wonder as you do, what Jim Bob has on TLC? There just must be something there. You know all of this, with the Duggars getting a reality show goes back to when Jim Bob was in politics. I can't believe a politician from AR could have dirt on TLC, but there is something somewhere that we don't know about & it's definitely not above board. Thanks for your excellent comments.

roddma said...

It was reported TLC lost 19 million dollars when they canceled the Duggars, but that should be pocket change to a giant network like TLC. I don't care for the Kardashians either and se eno difference in them and the Duggars, but at least the Kardashians know how to survive without reality tv. Other reality tv people have clothing lines and sell other product lines. Book and DVD sales can only make so much money.If Jim Bob is as business savvy as he claims, why is he always prodding and pushing to get back on TV? I have about given up talking ot fans about them because their minds are made up no matter what.
Many people think unemployment and welfare are the same. Anyhow, if Im not mistaken, you can draw unemployment after 90 days. Surely Jim Bob worked longer at the grocery store than 90 days.

Annie said...

I was so curious about this. I don't have cable, but I have to admit I do watch this mess on YouTube when I find an episode interesting enough and that doesn't have Jessa in it. So, I googled the subject and found this gem: It was dated this past January.

http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/2016/19-kids-and-counting-renewed-by-tlc-duggar-family-beings-2016-filming/

Bear in mind the title of the website and take it with a grain of salt. For this little and middle kids' sakes, I hope that they aren't slapped back on the air, but it would not surprise me if they were. Not that they would have any semblance of a life of any sorts that would resemble normal at this point. Poor souls. As mentioned above several times, this show is NOT wholesome entertainment. That would be "Arthur" on PBS. 19 Kids is just a reality show gone REAL, very, very real.

I would plan on watching if I were able. I agree with a comment above about Jana staying single as LONG as possible. Then she would only have to have a mere 5-8 kids. Being single saves her from being in an arranged marriage.

Oh, and I don't like looking at Josie either. She just looks too different for my taste. So, I fast forward through Jessa and Josie.

I don't think that their cult/lifestyle/whatever has to be "disproven". I think that has already happened. Many of their former fans are seeing what they really are. They will never get back the former "glory days" of yore when all was perfect and scrubbed clean and pure.

pretty girl said...

i think the show is returning sighting of them fliming around their house have been spotted

Sharla said...

I was sent a rumor that Jana now has a FB account. Can anyone find a real one for her?

Denisean said...

Sharla
This may be it...
https://www.facebook.com/Jana-Duggar-496809727163486/?fref=ts

bigmommakat said...

This cultish family is now sickening to me especially when I see their huge fake grins. Who is that happy all the time? If any form of the Duggar offspring are featured in a new series it will be boring and downright odd. If Jana is the center of attention then it is nothing short of a calculated set up. Freaky Daddy reads all the reviews and knows exactly what the public wants. The phony parents realize a large majority of the public are grossed out and fed up with the other grown "kids." So now it's Jana's turn as the main focus.
It is my opinion that Jana is not now or nor was she ever a poor, put upon servant. She is a Duggar. Look beyond that shy, sugary sweet smile and those unblinking cow eyes. She's not a prisoner; she's part of the plot. These grifters will do anything for the almighty dollar. They are against so many holidays but dressing up as pirates is a-ok if it gets you several dozen donuts, not one dozen free, several dozen.
How will a new series hold anyone's attention? There are mass amounts of boring, unemployed, undereducated adults lazing around the compound and a pack of unsupervised, uneducated, ill mannered children running wild. In between we will hear how pious they all are while waiting for the next birth announcement. The womb races continue. I suppose they might spice things up by auctioning off Jana's virginity to a suitor of daddy's choice. Just why?

of course... said...

I still think Jana gets used the most in that household. Now she will be the only one employed and lining Jim Bob's pocket. I wish she got every dime and would leave. She deserves it!!

Sunshine said...

RE:bigmommakat's comment about the ill mannered children running wild. Guess you've missed Michelle & all the sister moms explanation that all those wild kids running around are just "getting all their energy out." That has always driven me crazy. If we all allowed our kids to act the way the Duggar kids do, running wild, you wouldn't want to leave your house to go to a store, in case you ran into those kids "getting their energy out." Strange how all those boys act the same, but I guess it's a case of monkey see monkey do! Also, Hannie, Jennifer,& Jordyn don't act that way, but Josie the miracle child certainly does.

bigmommakat said...

Forgot to add, they are all such blatant hypocrites. Michelle (aka..crazy eyes) is such a joke. She did not raise the majority of her brood. The older kids did that messy job as best as they could. why has no one ever called her out publicly for receiving a "mother of the year" award? For what? Pushing out as many children as possible as quickly as possible is more of a mental disorder, not an honor of achievement. You got 19 "kids" and you have never ever raised your voice? You are either a liar or superhuman in that case. I suppose the deduction would be that she is a great mother and role mode because she whispers and has never lost her temper.
I find their family structure odd in so many ways. How can people view them as successful when there are so many adults in that home with no jobs. They all travel and socialize only with each other 24/7.
Also, cousin Amy is just a low class hanger on for the money and her 15 minutes. She is as annoying as the rest of her family. Why on earth would she be on the cover of a magazine? Another grifter in the bunch. You can expect at least two more stories from Amy: one when she gets knocked up (and the big shower), two when she gets divorced. Seems like this group will be around for many years to come due to all the females in the family who will continually compete in the who can pop out the most kids contest. If Anna is not pregnant now, expect an announcement shortly after Josh returns.

coleen said...

per "Anonymous Denisean said...


Sharla
This may be it...
https://www.facebook.com/Jana-Duggar-496809727163486/?fref=ts


2/06/2016 1:35 PM"

I don't think this is her. The spelling is awful and in the Jan 13 post God is spelled lowercase and she might not do that.

mickey said...

It wouldn't surprise me if Jana was almost illiterate. She had to take care of kids her whole life. I never bought the "fairytale" of how awesome the Duggar family was, because I grew up in a similar situation. It is all for show.

I read about Gothard's philosophy that women should stay home and men should also stay home, and I try to figure out how anyone supports the "quiverful" of kids, if no one works.

These people live a dysfunctional lifestyle and need to be off tv, and support themselves.

Wonder Why said...

I can't believe that even Duggar fans will want to watch another show where the only thing that ever happens in these people's live is pregnancy, baby gender reveal, cover of a magazine when the baby's name is announced. There is absolutely nothing happening in that family to warrant a reality show. We've seen & also been told how the kids roll out of bed around noon or whenever they wish to get up. Little or no time spent daily on education. Even the youngest wander around the house fixing themselves something to eat. I'll bet Michelle has no idea about what type of diet these kids have. The only schedule is the "jurisdictions." Where in the world did they ever come up with that word when chores would do & the definition has nothing to do with chores. If Michelle ever looked up that word it only has to do with authority over territory. I have racked my brain to figure out what people find so interesting about them. They are not the pious, Godly people. I can't get over the fact that you could have that many kids that are now young adult that have nothing to do all day, but whatever tasks daddy has in store for them.
On another subject, & I know this is way out there, but just to show what a hypocrite & liar Jim Bob's is, is anyone else still waiting for the boys in the family to give blood to the hospital where Josie was all those months? I remember Jim Bob dragged those girls out of bed & took them to give blood, under duress I might add & he said the boys would be giving blood at another time. Well we're still waiting Jim Bob, again, such a liar & hypocrite. John David & some of the older boys look a lot stronger than the girls did when they were forced to give blood by daddy. Why don't they give a pint, I'm sure they can handle it, if the girls could.

too bad,so sad said...

Just a question, I don't watch the show but did they show the girls giving blood? The red cross has very strict rules and regulations about taking blood from young people especially females.
At work I have gone down over and over to give blood when we have a blood drive, then gave up. I have been refused every single time because I am too petite and they have a height/weight cut off. I never weigh enough. I always felt bad because my dad always gave. He was a universal donor and gave to newborns when they needed blood. I remember calls from the hospital in the middle of the night. I wanted to carry on that too, but couldn't.
The Duggar girls look petite, I just wonder if they could make the regulation to give blood.
Has Jim Bob given regularly? You are able to give blood every few months.
Just curious. No shame in deciding not to give.

Always said...

Re:too bad, so sad. Yes they absolutely did give blood;Jana, Jill, Jessa & Jinger. It was one of those times when Jim Bob brought them all downstairs & said "I have a surprise for you, we're going over to the hospital to give blood for Josie." Those girls should have learned a long time before that, it's never going to be something they want to do, when Jim Bob says something like that. When Jim Bob dragged them to the blood donation center, they apparently did pass any & all criteria. Jim Bob had the nerve when making them give blood to say, the he himself had never given blood until that day, & of course he acted like such a baby, the girl drawing the blood had to try a second time, as he was wincing & complaining about how much the needle hurt. It showed the girls going into an office to answer the personal questions they ask, & then showed them on the gurney getting all hooked up & giving blood. Joy was the only one who wasn't old enough to give, but she went along & was having some of the snacks they have for the donors. If that wasn't bad enough, all the girls had to go grocery shopping after giving blood, while Jim Bob went home. Jana said she wasn't feeling well in the grocery store, & she wanted to get the shopping done & go home & take a nap. Oh almost forgot, that Jim Bob had them convinced that the blood they were giving was going directly to Josie instead of to a blood bank. Jim Bob made one casual remark that the boys would give blood at another time. If you were wondering where the boys were, they were sleeping. I know it's just my opinion, but Michelle & Jim Bob conceived Josie, even after being warned that it could be a difficult pregnancy at Michelle age & the number of children she had already given birth to, so I don't think it was up to Josie's sisters to have to give blood for her. If they wanted to that's another thing, but these girls were not given any choice.

Wonder Why said...

The Duggar girls did give blood when Jim Bob told them they were going to. It showed them giving the blood after they met with the person who reviews your personal information. It made me furious when Jim Bob dragged them to the blood bank & admitted that he had never given blood before himself. Jim Bob also told the girls they should do this for Josie. They didn't even realize it was going to a blood bank they thought it was just for Josie. I never felt it was the right thing for Josies sisters to have to give blood for her on Jim Bob's order. If they wanted to do it fine, but they shouldn't have been made to do it. The boys were at home sleeping. How many times have we seen Jim Bob gather the kids& tell them he had a surprise for them? Well this was one of those times.

sandi said...

Idk,I think the cutoff for giving blood is 110 lbs? I guess some of the Duggar girls are at least that?

too bad,so sad said...

Thanks for the information. I was just curious.
The weight/height requirement has different levels. The shorter one is the more you must weigh. That is why I wondered, they do look petite.

Jim Bob seems to be a classic example of parenting fail. I wanted to give blood because of my father. My father never said I should or encouraged in any way. Jim Bob's "I have a surprise!" just sucks out all of those wonderful feelings we all get from doing a kind, compassionate act. If he had any understanding of human emotions he would have called all family members, talked about the free wonderful life saving medical treatments Josie was gifted with and asked if any of them wanted to give back. We all know how great that feels. But no, know it all Jim Bob makes it an order like folding laundry.

And bad on him. After giving blood you are told to rest.

Ginny said...

RE: The girls donating blood. I remember once being in the hospital & needing a transfusion. We were told that there would be no charge for the blood, as my father gave all the time. Our entire family was covered for blood transfusions, because my dad gave at every opportunity. I think Josie's care, or a good part of it was free, as she was a micro preemie, but having the girls donate blood, insured that any blood Josie used they would not be charged for, as it was replaced into the blood bank by her sisters. Another one of Jim Bobs ideas I'm sure. It was totally unbelievable that those girls had no choice in whether or not to give blood, & the boys, at least, John, Joseph & whatever other ones were old enough, didn't go along & give blood. I hate to mention this but, I've often thought, how did Jim Bob know that the girls weren't having their period? That would have excluded them from donating at that time. To have your dad wake you up, & call you downstairs to tell you "I have a surprise for you, after you have breakfast we're going to go over to the hospital & give blood for Josie." He continually emphasized that they were doing this for Josie. I also agree if the girls wanted to do this, that's fine,I have no problem with that, but anyone who saw that episode knows that wasn't the case. Also agree that Jim Bob is quite the actor, complaining about how much the needle hurt, wincing & moving his arm so the technician had to try more than once. He made sure he got to the table with the snacks for donors. I guarantee he has never donated blood since that day!

Sunshine said...

Re: Always comment about the girls giving blood. I could never understand why Joy went along with the girls & Jim Bob to the blood donation center. She wasn't old enough to give blood, & they all knew that. I remember that Jim Bob asked Grandma, as they were walking out the door, if she could "hold down the fort," while they were gone. Grandma answered;" I always do." I often wondered why they didn't leave Joy at home to help Grandma out with all the little ones while they were gone. All Joy did was sit at the table where the snacks were & have something to eat. I know it's not fair to say that Joy should have stayed home & helped out, but if it had been Jana you bet she would have been left at home to help with the younger ones.
Thinking back on that time when they were living in Little Rock & Josie was hospitalized, I can't help but wonder just how much schooling those kids had during that time.

got2bdrc said...

Having one's period doesn't necessarily preclude blood donation--I donate every 6 weeks and do so no matter where I am in my cycle. Unless the preliminary screen shows insufficient iron, in which case I am told to eat plenty of iron-rich foods (which I use as an excuse to go out and get a steak!), and come back next week. There is a minimum age requirement (17 years old), and a minimum weight requirement (110 lbs), as well as other screenings for hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, Kreutsfield Jakob's disease, recent piercings, tattoos, or acupuncture treatments, and travel to parts of the world where bloodborne diseases are common, but women can and do donate when it's "that time of the month".

coleen said...

ET piece about Duggars return to tv

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/exclusive-duggar-family-spotted-filming-210200496.html

roddma said...

Can you believe "Jill and Jessa" is coming back for a full season? TLC.com announced it is coming back on March 15th.I'm not going to post the link. What is so interesting about them? I wonder if Jim Bob has something on TLC myself. TLC ignored a petition with 180k signatures wanting them to stay off air. Aren't they supposed to respond when a petition reaches over 100k signatures? No other canceled TL has fought tooth and nail to come back on TV. I an see them allowing the minor kids on so Jim Bob and Michelle can get a cut of the money. They will likely be on themselves.

As far as Michell handing off kids, Jim Bob is just as responsible He is their father.Yet you never see him change a diaper. He handed Josie with a leaking diaper to Jinger.I also never see the husbands help potty train. Especially boys need to see daddy in the bathroom or even a big brother. Jim Bob acted lost when Michelle left for a short time and that's when he come up with those awful tuna barbecue sandwiches. I think Jinger, Jana, Jill, and Jessa were away too. Michelle seemed to freak out alone with the younger kids herself.Women were regarded primary caregivers of kids in times past, but that still remains in their belief.I guess it makes it easier to decide who's to blame for parenting fails.

Windy said...

Re:roddma's comments. You can bet your last dollar that ole Jim Bob & Michelle, will eventually have prominent parts in the Jill & Jessa show. Also, look for a sighting of Josh, then he'll slowly become a regular. He is Anna's husband, & we have been beat over the head with statements, that Anna will remain with him. After all, he is her headship or husband whichever you choose to say & what about the kids? Isn't daddy going to be in their lives? All of this will eventually be filmed. After all, so many of us actually were foolish enough to think the Duggrs were done. Well my friends, none of them are done...far from it.

Auggie said...

Well, we know why Mom & Dad went to visit Jill & Derrick..a free trip filmed by TLC. Michelle will talk about how much she enjoys 'loving on the grand babies'.

Willow said...

Am I the only one who thinks the timing of the new series starting is suspiciously close to the time when Josh is supposed to get out of rehab? Story line?

Disgusted said...

I'm with you Willow re: the timing of the new series, being close to Josh's return home. In fact, I believe he's already home. Too bad someone couldn't get one of the little kids to talk. You have to wonder just what they have been told about Josh's absence all these months, especially over the holidays. TLC can deny all they want that Josh will not be in the new show, but we can't even count how many lies they have told when it comes to the Duggars. I wouldn't be at all surprised to hear that an episode about Josh's return will be featured. It will again be how all families "walk through these things." How all the prayers from their fans have kept them going, & as already advertised "family is everything." They will especially focus on how a marriage is until death do you part, not until your husband shames you with addiction to porn & sleeps with prostitutes.

Disgusted said...

It's almost beyond the average persons belief, to think that parents of 19 kids, some of them still very small, can just up travel wherever & whenever they want. Just leave the kids at home, show them where you keep a fire extinguisher, make sure everyone know how to dial 911 in case Josie runs a fever & has more seizures. Make sure Jana remains in the home, to cook, clean, handle all the child care, which apparently now includes the homeschooling, as there is nobody else to do it. Make sure grandma D is taking her vitamins so she won't slack off on the laundry duty. We wouldn't want Michelle to come home tired from traveling & have to do a wash or tend to her children. The entire bunch of them are crazy.

Denisean said...

Re: "family is everything"

Yes, it really is to them, since they are not allowed any outside interactions. They go to school with their siblings, only have each other for friendship/play time. Yep, family is all they have.

Denisean said...

Re: the new promo- "Healing from the Past, Hopeful for the Future." showing Jessa, Joy, Jana, and Jinger

Ok, so if this is talking about healing from the molestation- again, it's like they keep changing their story. I thought the girls healed from this long ago? (also, Jana wasn't molested) They were upset it came out, but they keep putting the issue front and center for ratings and sympathy.

And regarding the affair/porn thing- why would the girls have to heal from their brother's affair? I mean, that was the issue that really got the show "canceled".

They sure got creative with that one, trying to tug on people's heartstrings- people who don't realize the Duggars are big, fat, liars.

Missy said...

Re: Denisean's comment about the kids not having any outside interaction. You hit the nail on the head. Those kids having no interaction with others. That's a huge red flag in my opinion, for the way these kids are going to turn out as adults. Any well rounded child, cannot be kept under your roof for their entire lives. The other evening I was dropping a gift off at my friends home. Since her little girl loves the, Little Couple they had that show on their TV. I have blocked TLC from my TV, however I watched the show with them. I couldn't help but be impressed about how those 2 little children jumped right into a dance class, with other kids they had never met. They also showed them taking their first piano lesson. The parents acknowledged that they didn't expect them to pursue all these various activities, but it might give an idea of what they liked & enjoyed. They also showed birthday parties, where each one had their own friends from their pre-school, or kindergarten. They showed them working on counting their numbers & letters via games they played with the parents. Now these 2 little ones, are to the best of my knowledge, only 3& 4 yrs. old & adopted from other countries. The Duggar kids are handed one of those stupid violins, that Jackson once informed us, both his violin & Hannies were not even real. The kids on Little Couple are already more well rounded than any of the Duggar kids ever will be. I wish I could watch that show, as it seems to be showing the right way to "train up a child," & it's not the way the Duggrs do it.
I should also mention they showed a real bedtime ritual, with the kids from the Little Couple show, having brief play time with their toys. They were then required to pick up their toys & put them away, then into PJ's & brush their teeth, followed by a bedtime story, & off to sleep in nice rooms with their own beds & lovely clean linens. Anyone want to guess out of those two families, which kids are eventually going to turn out to be well rounded young adults?

Annie said...

I also was under the impression that all was forgiven with re:to the Duggar girls & Josh. Why are they now publicizing:"Healing from the past, Hopeful for the Future. Just exactly what are they hopeful for in their future? I agree they are a bunch hypocrites. I'm sick & tired of them pandering to whatever they think the public will buy. Denesian is correct, one minute they have left the molestation in the past, the next it's in the headlines, put there by the Duggars themselves. Also whatever is between Josh & Anna is between them, & not any other family members, unless of course it's going to hurt the family pocketbook.

Denisean said...

I really think that for them "healing from the past" means healing from the fact that their precious show got canceled. Oh, poor us, we had to walk through that terrible time of not having a tv show, thank goodness The Lord was there to see us through it.

Willow said...

Annie and Denisean: You are 1,000% correct!! Its all really very simple, isn't it?

Aunt Bea said...

Yes, the Duggar girls have admitted that they have nothing to "heal from" in the molestation situation, so I believe what they are "healing from' is their brother's choices that he has made and how it hurt Anna, his children,, the parents and the rest of the family. Anything but this is a contradiction....as they have nothing to heal from those years ago as they forgave him and have moved on long ago from that.

Willow said...

I just have to say that I watched the newest little promo video and I just cannot stand to see or hear Anna. I know its weird, but just cannot. I think I could actually - maybe - watch the new show if it didn't include Josh, Anna, Jim Bob or Michelle. I could tolerate all the others (except maybe Ben, ha ha). But, since they are already admitting in People magazine that probably the whole family will be included, including Josh, I made the final decision NOT to watch it at all. I think it might have been o.k. to see Jana, Jinger and Joy, but no. Just cannot do it.

My thing about Anna: It irks me to see her all tanned and made up and looking different. Yes, she looks nice, but SHE had to change; I doubt Josh did. I also think she just seems to LOVE being a "star" of the scandal. Just my intuition and opinion.

I also noticed that none of them got jobs, to our knowledge, while they were off T.V. Apparently, they just waited around, hoping for the show to come back.

Just Me said...

Aunt Bea is correct. Although they might need to heal from the terribly close call they had to losing their show/ministry & of course the paycheck it brings with it.

Just Me said...

Is it true that the Duggars are admitting that eventually the entire family including Josh will be in the new show?

Katie's Mom said...

I wasted some time & more energy than I should have, trying to encourage people not to watch the initial Jill & Jessa & Counting 3 part series, knowing full well that high ratings would lead TLC to repackage the Duggars into a new show. I was often reminded by some bloggers, that people already knew it was a train wreck, but train wrecks are exciting. I have the time but no longer the inclination, to try to get viewers to stop lining Jim Bob's pockets with pieces of ill gotten gold. So I will no longer try. Viewers are all grown ups with their own opinions & can change the channel or block it. Regardless of the hypocrisy of the Duggars, as well as TLC, those viewers are already getting the popcorn ready to sit down on the scheduled date & enjoy another train wreck. I am done with the Duggars. I couldn't care less about when Josh will return, if Anna is pregnant, will Jana be courting & all the ingredients that apparently make for either "exciting" or "interesting" viewing.
Many good wishes to Bobbi in her new endeavor. Also many thanks to Sharla, for the great work she does with the blog.

Wendy said...

Re:Willows's comment that none of the Duggars apparently got jobs while the show was off the air. I'm sure it wasn't necessary for them to get jobs, as they must be paid a tidy sum for the many People Magazine covers & articles. Even when they didn't have the entire cover, they were still in some corner of the cover, as in this past one, where the Reagans were featured with the Duggars also sharing a spot on the cover. If that wasn't ridiculous I don't know what else is,there they were featured with a former president & his wife.

Wondering Why said...

Whenever I see a comment stating: "I'm glad they are coming back, I love that show." I always want to ask, "How old are you?" It always strikes me that they are young, late teens or very early twenties. People who have not yet had a taste of real life. Going to college or a technical school, getting up & going to work daily, or raising children. Working hard for a paycheck to support a family. There must be some sort of disconnect for people to admire them so much. I never picture them as hard working people who find wholesome entertainment in the Duggars & I can't bring myself to believe people who live a normal daily life working hard for a paycheck are enjoying what's been referred to as a "train wreck." Good people with caring hearts don't enjoy the pain & devastation that train wreck brings with it.

No Way said...

How did everyone like John David's comment that: "the devil took his best shot at bringing our family down?" Now it's time for the guessing game. Did Jim Bob come up with that line (my 1st & last guess) or was it their efficient PR team, or the big wigs at TLC?? We all know John David never speaks, & if he does it's just one word. He certainly does not have a vocabulary consistent with that statement. It certainly appears to me, that he never wants to speak & will shy away from the camera, but he was the oldest male there, so I guess he had to step in & take Jim Bob's place as spokesman for the family, although Jessa considers herself the spokesperson for the family. I don't actually ever see John David as the tyrant that his dad & Josh are, & I'm not sure about Joseph, as he hasn't been seen speaking on camera very often. Strange that some of the girls seem to be taking over for their Dad. I now see Joy acting very similar to Jessa & that's really a shame. She was a free spirit & the one I had high hopes for, but then again we did hear Michelle mention a number of times that she was going to have to "break Joy," of some of her habits, i.e. acting like a tomboy, roughhousing with the boys etc. Guess she's been successful. It's very sad to me, as I raised a daughter that was a tomboy, & it served her well later in life as she competed with the boys & men in her life. She became a strong & independent woman, with a great deal of self confidence. That's something we'll never seen with any Duggars kids, Dillards or Seewald (don't know the sp.)

Anna is not responsible for Josh's sins said...

I thought the same,that someone else came up with that devil line.It's just a way to take the blame off Josh,ie-it was addictions and the devil,and he had no control over his actions.
But supposedly,if he were a true Christian,satan would have no influence over him.Food for thought