Jim Bob Duggar has surprised the public, media and doting fans of the reality television show, “19 Kids and Counting” when his latest views were revealed. It seems that the patriarch of the family was not in favor of talks that a new television show, staring his two eldest daughters, Jessa Duggar Seewald and Jill Duggar Dillard would have a chance at a spin-off series of their own. The chatter that surrounded the Jill and Jessa spin-off, according to TLC was discussed for some time and in depth about the show’s future.
Most of the family members as well as fans of the girls were ecstatic to hear about another chance to see the family on television and share more of their lives and family times together. Jim Bob, according to news reports was not a fan of the idea. He was not on board with the idea and objected implicitly. Jim Bob felt the focus should remain on the entire family and not suddenly shift its focus to just the lives of his married daughters. Because of this, talks of producing the spin-off show shocked everyone when the decision to move forward with it came to a sudden halt. After Jim Bob Duggar made his shocking revelation that he didn’t feel it was in the best interest of the family to have a spin-off made which would eliminate many family members from being part of the program the idea and planning for the Jill and Jessa spin-off ended immediately.
Jim Bob was quoted saying that; “He absolutely wanted to be back on TV and was never thrilled about the show suddenly shifting focus.” The Duggars believe that it is part of God’s plan for them to spread the word about their faith. They also want to return to television as a whole family unit as they have the past decade, sharing their family, dreams, and life with everyone.
He is saddened that “19 Kids and Counting” was cancelled by TLC and feels it was not because of the revelation of Josh’s past, but because of a media conspiracy that was the real reason for bring the family down. Many people love that the family had high values for themselves while others criticized them, for they believed they weren’t as truthful as they claimed to be. The majority of the public is split in two; those that are devoted and the other half who seem to have had enough of the Duggars.
It is believed that when the news broke about Josh they should have not kept quiet and instead issued a press release immediately to quell the public outrage that erupted overnight. That didn’t happen and many feel that when the explanations were aired when interviews finally came to be, they didn’t sound as truthful as they always did in the past. People became obsessed when they actually heard how everyone down-played the actions of Josh when he was a young teenager. If they explained, they did everything they could legally do to report the incidents, sought professional help for everyone involved and opened up immediately when the papers revealed the old police reports, as well as taken the incentive to sponsor a cause to help sexual child abused children, things more than likely would have turned out much differently than they actually did.
Hindsight always provides better answers and ways of dealing with things, it is a shame they felt the past needed to or was supposed to stay hidden and that those who revealed the events couldn’t leave well enough alone for so many years had passed enabling the family to move forward with their lives. They are all heartbroken that they’ve lost this platform in their lives and have high hopes to return to television once again in the future. Everyone wishes the Duggar family the best in whatever their next adventure may be and look forward to their dreams of seeing the entire family once more on television to watch with their own families.