TLC readies Duggar sister special “Counting On”

Members of the Duggar family are set to return to the Discovery Communications-owned net in the three-part special Jill and Jessa: Counting On (pictured) from 19 Kids and Counting-producer Figure 8 Films.
November 20, 2015

Members of the Duggar family are set to return to TLCĀ in the three-part special Jill and Jessa: Counting On(pictured) from 19 Kids and Counting-producer Figure 8 Films.

The special is set to follow Jill (Duggar) Dillard as she prepares to embark on a missionary move to Central America with her family and Jessa (Duggar) Seewald as she begins a family of her own.

The network will shadow Jill and husband Derick as they celebrate with friends and family before journeying south of the border as they settle into their new country and home. With the Seewald household planning a baby shower and gearing up for the soon-to-be-born baby, audiences are also provided with an intimate look at Jessa’s intensive labor and delivery, as well as her first days relaxing at home with her newborn son.

Additionally, the special will provide exclusive interviews with several family members including Anna Duggar that will address how the family is moving forward through a turbulent 2015. In July TLC pulled the plug on the channel’s long-running hit series 19 Kids and Counting months after allegations of molestation surfaced around 27-year-old Josh Duggar.
The Duggar family also had to address reports of Josh Duggar’s infidelity in August, in the wake of the Ashley Madison hack.

Jill and Jessa: Counting On premieres December 13 at 8 p.m. EST/PST, with subsequent episodes airing at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

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