‘19 Kids and Counting’ Canceled By TLC After Child Molestation Charges
Finally. TLC has canceled 19 Kids and Counting after Josh Duggar was exposed as a child molester. His victims included several of his own sisters.
It took them a while, but ultimately, I am happy that TLC pulled the plug. This cancelation was long overdue. No place on TV to glorify a shady guy Josh Duggar and his supporters.
Discovery Communications’ TLC will cancel the controversial “19 Kids and Counting,” the popular program about the large Duggar clan that became a hot potato for the network once a member of the family disclosed he had sexually molested teenage girls – including two of his sisters – several years ago.
TLC will not produce any more episodes of the series, according to a person familiar with the situation, which has been off the air since mid-May. The network intends to air a commercial-free one-hour special on child abuse in the fall, and has consulted with advocacy organizations like the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network in the production of the show. The special program will feature the Duggar daughters who have acknowledged being victimized by their brother, this person said.
“We are pleased to be partnering with TLC to fight child sexual abuse, and appreciate its efforts to spur a national dialogue about this issue,” RAINN said in a prepared statement. “Child sexual abuse affects millions of families across the nation, and we all have a responsibility to work together to end it.”