While TLC has not made a decision regarding the fate of ’19 Kids & Counting’ in the midst of the Josh Duggar molestation scandal, there’s a possibility the eldest Duggar child could end up getting cut from show, according to a shocking new report.
The next season of 19 Kids & Counting could see a lot less of Josh Duggar, 27. In wake of the allegations that Josh molested five underage girls when he was a teenager, TLC is reportedly looking into possibly axing Josh from the show for good.
Josh Duggar Fired From ’19 Kids & Counting’? TLC’s Considering It
TLC is reportedly weighing the options of what to do next regarding the hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting. One of those options is to continue the show without Josh, TMZ reports. Cutting Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s oldest child would likely not hurt the show in any way because the sisters, especially Jill and Jessa, have been the ones to pull in the highest ratings, the outlet claims.
Other options are on the table as well. TLC could end up canceling the show like they did when the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo scandal hit the fan, or the show could go on as normal. However, there is reportedly concern that major advertisers will eventually break away from the show because of the scandal.
In the past season, the show was very much focused on Jill’s pregnancy and Jessa’s wedding. Josh had moved from Arkansas to Washington D.C. because of his job with the Family Research Council. He recently resigned from the position.
TLC’s rep had no comment on the report.
The record concerning the investigation of Josh allegedly molesting five young girls when he was just 14 years old has been destroyed. Arkansas police confirmed that the 2006 offense report has been expunged.
“The judge ordered us yesterday to expunge that record,” Springdale Police spokesman Scott Lewis said on May 22. “As far as the Springdale Police Department is concerned this report doesn’t exist.”
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— Avery Thompson