It looks like TLC has finally decided not to continue their journey with Counting On stars. Yes, the show has been canceled. Fans waving concern towards Josh Duggar’s case has brought the Duggar’s reel life to an end. Because ever since Josh’s arrest, fans launched the petition to cancel the TLC show. Josh was arrested in April this year on the charge of child abuse. And, the child abuse charge is not something that can be ignored easily. If the platform had decided to continue with the show, it would have surely affected its image. Let us take a look at the cancellation details below.
Counting On: TLC Cancels Counting On?
Critics claim that the Duggars have harmed too many people. And, they no longer want the family to see on the TV screen. Therefore, a petition was signed by many requesting TLC to cancel the show. And now, The Sun reported that TLC has canceled the show. An insider also informed that the decision was made by the platform earlier this week. And the family was informed about the news over a ph one call.
The insider claims, “The petition from those who boycotted Counting On was hard to ignore.” That was the reason why the sponsors chose to drop the plan of making more seasons. Canceling the show was not an easy task even for the platform to do. The network has already spent tons of money on filming. So, letting go of the show was hard. However, the makers were left with no other option other than to cancel.
Counting On: TLC Wants To be On the Right Side Of The Josh’s Scandal
After all the Josh Duggar drama, it looks like TLC doesn’t want to drop its reputation for Josh Duggar. The network needs to maintain the same repo because it has many other shows to run as well. The insider said, “The network really wants to be on the right side of this scandal ahead of Josh’s trial.” However, the cancelation of the show came as a shame to the ones who put their enormous effort in the making. Well, there is no way forward.
Although TLC has not yet officially announced the cancelation on social platforms. There have been a lot of events in the Duggar family ever since the last release of the show in 2020. Many Duggar members got engaged, and some even got pregnant. Everything was kept hidden by the platform for another season. However, the same will never happen again. Many think that TLC can once again bring Counting On in some other form, similar to what it did with 19 Kids and Counting. But even though Josh Duggar was not part of Counting On, Duggars are responsible for his actions. Every family members are somewhat accountable for the mistake of one member.
Josh’s trial is still due to begin. But, it might not start on July 6. Because Josh and his attorney have requested the court to postpone the trial as they want to review the evidence. However, the US attorney has cleared that they will not give Josh and his attorney more than three months for the review. Indeed, the trial will not extend until 2022. But, it certainly will postpone for a few months. And if convicted, the former star can go to jail for up to 20 years and get a fine of up to $250K. We will thoroughly keep you updated with all the happenings of Josh’s case.