Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard returning to TLC in specials
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/24/2015
The Duggars are not disappearing from television after all.
Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard, the daughters of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and the sisters of Josh Duggar, will be getting their own specials on TLC, People reported.
TLC is planning to air "two or more" TV specials following the girls and their husbands. The first broadcast is slated to premiere by the end of the year.
"What we will be following in these specials is Jessa preparing for her first child," TLC executive Nancy Daniels told the AP, according to People. "And we'll be watching Jill preparing to make a major move to Central America with her family, which we know is something our audience will be interested in."
The Duggar's reality show 19 Kids & Counting was pulled off the air following reports Josh had molested five girls -- including Jessa and Jill -- when he was younger, and after Josh confirmed such news, the network received backlash and was forced to cancel the hit series entirely in July.
Josh entered rehab in late August after hackers released private information about his paid subscriptions on the extramarital affairs website called Ashley Madison. He confessed to cheating on his wife Anna, with whom he has four children, and developing a secret pornography addiction.
Josh's confession prompted a porn star to then come forward and talk to magazines about how she had engaged in "terrifying" and "traumatic" sexual acts with the former reality TV star.
Although Jessa and Jill previously made statements about how they forgave Josh for his mistakes, Jessa appeared to recently turn her back on him by sharing a Facebook post written by her father-in-law Michael Seewald in which he called Josh a "hypocritical Christian."