Free Discussion, August, 2017

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Joseph and Kendra are Officially a Couple and now Engaged.

The courting was announced.

Update:  Joe proposed at Joy Anna and Austin's wedding reception.  Possibly a new low for the Duggars.

Monday, July 24, 2017, 9:00 PM, The After Show Part 2

In the second part of the two-part After Show Special, host Daphne Oz gets the Duggars' reactions to some of the biggest moments of the last season.  The happy couples square off in a fun game of "The Couples Showdown."  And stay tuned for a special guest or two.

60 minutes

Ratings:  1.180 M viewers and a .31 rating.

Monday, July 17, 2017, 9:00 PM, The After Show, Part 1

In part one of the two-part After Show Special, host Daphne Oz digs a little deeper into some of last season's biggest moments.  From courtships to weddings to babies, we cover it all and get some insight into what was going on behind the scenes!

60 minutes

A slight drop to 1.197 M viewers and a .31 rating.

Monday, July 10, 2017, 9:00 PM, Joy Gets Engaged

The Dillards prepare for their return to Central America.  Jinger puts together a care package for her family back in Arkansas.  Austin asks Joy a very important question and Joe asks permission to ask Kendra Caldwell to enter into a courtship.

60 minutes

Ratings:  1.340 M viewers and a .36 rating.

Jill is Pregnant Again

It's in People and on Derick's twitter.

Some posts were approved earlier today and now I don't see them.  Sorry, I don't know where they went.

Announcement on Dillard Family Blog:
Welcome to the family, Samuel Scott!
July 8, 2017
We are excited to finally announce the arrival of Samuel Scott Dillard! The newest addition to our family arrived on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 1:02pm.  He weighs 9lb 10oz and is 22” long. After 40 of labor, he was delivered via C-section at the hospital. Thank you for your continued prayers and support!