After 11 disgraceful seasons, Counting On has been canceled by TLC amidst the horrors of Josh Duggar’s criminal charges.
Some are happy, some are sad, some are angry that it took this long.
Amy Duggar King shared that she “stands with” the cancelation.
The Duggar cousin is also asking for legal advice on how best to break her infamous NDA so that she can speak her mind.
On Tuesday evening, Amy Duggar King took to her Instagram Stories to post a series of short videos.
In those videos, which we have compiled and included, she has some questions.
Specifically, from any of her fans — or, say, cousins-in-law — who are legal experts.
“Question for anyone out there that is a lawyer,” Amy began her video.
She added “aka Derick,” tagging both Derick and Jill.
“Once a show is canceled,” Amy began her question.
Amy continued: “does that mean if anyone has signed an NDA.”
Her question: “is that canceled?”
Amy then reasoned: “since there’s no show to protect?”
“Hmm. Just a question,” Amy expressed.
She added: “I have a feeling that things are going to get very interesting.”
We have a similar feeling, but hopefully Amy’s has more than just vibes to go on.
“Thank you for the ride,” Amy wrote politely in an Instagram post after the cancelation announcement.
“I’ll treasure the memories, always,” she affirmed.
“Also,” Amy declared, “I stand with the network in this decision!”
Her mother, Deanna, commented under Amy’s post.
“Great memories!” she wrote.
Deanna recalled: “We had so much fun filming in Nashville when you decided you wanted to be a ‘Big Country Star.'”
“After seeing that contract where they basically wanted me to sell my soul,” Amy replied.
“Nooo thank you!!!” the mother of one declared.
Amy expressed: “I’d rather have my faith, my morals, and my life now!”
The Sun first reported the long-awaited news with details about how the cancelation came to be.
“The decision was made by TLC earlier this week to cancel the show,” the insider shared.
“The family was told over the phone shortly after,” the source detailed, “and it’s still very hush hush.”
“The petition from those who boycotted Counting On was hard to ignore,” the insider shared.
See! Sometimes, petitions can apply pressure to networks.
“And,” the source added, “sponsors were very concerned following Josh’s arrest.”
“There have been a lot of discussions in recent weeks,” the insider explained.
This was a complicated choice “as the network had already spent money on production after months of filming.”
“But the bottom line is, the network really wants to be on the right side of this scandal ahead of Josh’s trial,” the source emphasized.
The insider characterized: “It was important for bosses to be seen to have taken action.”
“The case has put the show in such a bad light,” the source vastly understated.
“And although it’s a shame for those who worked hard on it, and the money spent, there really is no way forward,” the insider shared.
To the public, however, the network was less detailed.
“TLC will not be producing additional seasons of Counting On,” a rep for the network explained.
The rep added: “TLC feels it is important to give the Duggar family the opportunity to address their situation privately.”
Disappointing as some may find this news, the drop in entertainment is ultimately a good thing.
Counting On both promoted a sanitized version of the cult’s extreme lifestyle and funneled money into Jim Bob’s wallet.
Both of those things made the world a worse place. Even those who will miss the show know that this is ultimately good news.
Counting On has endured for 11 seasons, and is veering dangerously close to airing 100 episodes.
The reality series’ future hangs in the balance, however.
Will Josh Duggar’s arrest and horrific scandal mean the cancelation of the show?
Or will the family’s reactions to Josh’s arrest and trial be covered on Season 12?
96 is a lot of episodes for any show to have, especially a reality series with short seasons.
Many believe that it’s a lot more episodes than Counting On ever should have had.
After all, the series was engineered as a vehicle to keep the Duggars on the air after Josh’s 2015 scandal.
Yes, Josh’s public scandals involving accusations of sex crimes involving children are plural, so we have to mention them by date.
In 2015, the world learned that Josh had molested five young girls as a teenager.
Four of his victims were his own sisters.
19 Kids And Counting was canceled, and not only because Josh had been one of the stars.
Jim Bob and Michelle had directly and purposefully engaged in a cover-up of Josh’s sex crimes.
This, along with the toxic purity culture espoused by their family, church, and cult, set the stage for Josh’s arrest this year.
Josh was arrested and charged with possessing photos and videos of young girls being sexually abused.
These are horrific charges, and not merely because they are disgusting.
Victims of childhood sexual abuse should not have their suffering compounded. These videos should never be circulated.
Josh’s arrest and charges has been dominating the world of Duggar news, despite Jim Bob’s best efforts.
The details of Josh’s bond — his release to the sprawling home of a fellow churchgoer — have also raised eyebrows.
And the world was disturbed to hear that Josh was visited by the only children whom he is allowed to contact — his six kids.
While the world speculates how much Josh’s children know about his sex crimes, Anna is standing by him.
In fact, Josh’s misguided wife is reportedly under the belief that he is being persecuted and possibly framed.
One report said that Anna believes that President Joe Biden is somehow behind this.
Meanwhile, it has nearly been one year since viewers last saw any new episodes of Counting On.
Season 11 came to viewers in July of 2020.
Compared to getting two seasons in 2019 alone, to viewers, this feels like a drought … or possibly, like the end.
Counting On has a somewhat unpredictable schedule, with new seasons airing at different times of year.
Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic threw many filming schedules completely out of whack.
Unlike scripted television, the very premise of reality TV is that people continue to live their lives between filming.
While it’s true that the Duggars appear to have embraced covidiocy last year, that didn’t mean that the network had an easier time filming.
So there is a lot that we don’t know about what may or may not be in the works.
TLC has not announced new content. Some fans are antsy, others are hopeful.
On the one hand, this is a show that directly enriches Jim Bob Duggar.
(Remember, he pockets the money from the series, telling his family that filming the show is a form of ministry)
This is not a man who deserves more money. He’s a bad person, for covering up Josh’s crimes and for countless other reasons.
On the other, some viewers are very attached to the Duggar girls.
They are victims — of their parents, of their cult, and in a few cases, of Josh himself.
Viewers are interested in their lives and hopeful that they could one day watch them walk away from the family and embrace the real world.
Meanwhile, some are just plain curious to see how that Duggar family is grappling with this.
With the cameras following various Duggars, what would they say to the cameras and each other about Josh?
Oh, they’d all likely stick to whatever Jim Bob told them to say, but that doesn’t mean that it wouldn’t be intriguing.
Frankly, it could be months before we learn anything about whether or not the show is coming back.
Sooner or later, a report comes out about TLC’s plans, or camera crews are spotted in Arkansas.
Until then, we can only speculate and hope — hope for whatever is “good news” to us, and of course, hope that justice is done.
One of the most heavily-scrutinized aspects of life in the Duggar clan is the courtship process by which young people find suitable spouses.
Casual dating, premarital sex, and divorce are all forbidden in the Duggars’ world, so there’s a lot riding on every courtship.
Despite all that, the process moves fast — very fast.
Often, Duggars get engaged just a few weeks after they begin courting, and they’re married a few weeks after that.
So perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the family has its mate selection protocol down to a science.
Believe it or not, the process involves a written application that’s designed by Jim Bob to help weed out the losers and ensure that his grandkids are bred from only the best stock.
We sincerely wish we were joking/
As you might expect, the whole thing is intensely creepy.
Check out some of the more bizarre highlights from the list of 423 questions (!!!) that are presented to potential Duggar suitors.
It’s believed that both male and female courtship partners are forced to fill out the questionnaire, and of course, the responses are reviewed by the all-powerful shot-caller himself, James Robert Duggar.
Somehow, this family keeps getting weirder by the day.
1. Derick Spills the Tea
2. Going Back to the Archives
3. Bonding Brothers-In-Law
4. Truth or Der
5. Jim Bob In the Middle
6. Does the Fun Ever Start!
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