NEW YORK — TLC last week announced it has cancelled “19 Kids and Counting.”
The network pulled the plug on the reality show that features Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children roughly two months after their son Joshua Duggar admitted he fondled four of his younger sisters and another girl when he was a teenager.
“TLC and the Duggar family have decided to not move forward with ‘19 Kids and Counting,’” said TLC in a statement posted to its website.
Josh Duggar in May resigned from the Family Research Council where he directed the anti-LGBT organization’s lobbying efforts.
Michelle Duggar last summer made a robocall against an LGBT rights ordinance in Fayetteville, Ark., which is near her family’s home. Voters in the Arkansas city repealed it less than four months later.
Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar campaigned on behalf of then-Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli during his 2013 gubernatorial campaign. Josh Duggar a few months later joined opponents of nuptials for gays and lesbians who gathered outside federal courthouses in Richmond and Norfolk, Va., during oral arguments in the case that challenged the commonwealth’s marriage amendment.