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Behind the Duggars' Cancellation: Inside the Sudden Move That Ended a Jill & Jessa Spin-Off

UpdatePosted 07/26/2015 11:55AM

Behind the Duggars' Cancellation: Inside the Sudden Move That Ended a Jill & Jessa Spin-Off

Originally posted 07/22/2015 11:00AM

After TLC pulled all episodes of 19 Kids and Counting from the air, following reports that Josh Duggar had molested five underage girls when he was 14 (he subsequently apologized and said he had "acted inexcusably"), there was talk that the show would shift from the entire family and focus on daughters Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald.

It's no surprise a spin-off centered on the older Duggar daughters – whose marriages and pregnancies had become a popular part of the show – was being considered during the "near-constant" and "intense" conversations about the show's future, as a source who has worked closely with the family tells PEOPLE in this week's issue, but the source says not everyone was on board.

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The Duggars Are 'Heartbroken' After Show Cancellation, 'Want to Return to TV'

UpdatePosted 07/25/2015 12:00PM

The Duggars Are 'Heartbroken' After Show Cancellation, 'Want to Return to TV'

Originally posted 07/22/2015 07:00AM

When news broke that the Duggars' hit TLC show 19 Kids and Counting had been officially canceled, no one was more disappointed than the family, a source who has worked closely with them tells PEOPLE in this week's issue.

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Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Posts 25-Week Baby Bump Photo: 'Counting Down the Days'

Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Posts 25-Week Baby Bump Photo: 'Counting Down the Days'

Originally posted 07/24/2015 11:10AM

Check out that belly!

Jessa (Duggar) Seewald took to Instagram on Thursday to post a picture of her growing bump as the end of her second trimester approaches.

"#BabySeewald at 25 weeks 4 days!" wrote the mom-to-be as the caption to the mirror selfie, in which she rests her hand on her belly. "Just a little over 14 weeks to go! Counting down the days with @ben_seewald!"

#BabySeewald at 25 weeks 4 days! Just a little over 14 weeks to go! Counting down the days with @ben_seewald!

A photo posted by Jessa Seewald (@jessaseewald) on



Seewald, 22, and husband Ben, 20, have not yet revealed the baby's gender. The baby is due Nov. 1 – which also happens to be the couple's first wedding anniversary.

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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Celebrate 31st Wedding Anniversary in the Wake of 19 Kids and Counting's Cancellation

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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Celebrate 31st Wedding Anniversary in the Wake of 19 Kids and Counting's Cancellation

Originally posted 07/22/2015 10:30AM

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar celebrated their 31st anniversary on Tuesday, a little less than a week after their reality show, 19 Kids and Counting, was axed by TLC.

The Duggar family took to Instagram to post a sweet throwback picture of the couple's wedding.

"Happy 31st anniversary, Dad & Mom!" read the caption. "We love you!"

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Duggar Sisters Jill and Jessa Will Appear in TLC Documentary on Child Sex Abuse

Duggar Sisters Jill and Jessa Will Appear in TLC Documentary on Child Sex Abuse

Originally posted 07/20/2015 05:45PM

When TLC announced last week that it has officially axed 19 Kids and Counting, the network said it is putting together a documentary about child sex abuse.

The Duggars also mentioned the special in their statement on the cancellation, writing that they "look forward to working with TLC" and "hope that it is an encouragement to many."

Now, a source at TLC tells PEOPLE that Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard will indeed appear in the documentary, which is in the early stages of production. Both women have come forward as molestation victims of brother Josh Duggar when he was a teenager.

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Josh and Anna Duggar Welcome Daughter Meredith Grace – See the Photos

Josh and Anna Duggar Welcome Daughter Meredith Grace – See the Photos

Originally posted 07/19/2015 05:45PM

Josh and Anna Duggar can now count four kids in their family.

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Jill and Derick Dillard Give an Update on Their Mission Trip: Baby Israel 'Has Been the Talk of the Town'

Jill and Derick Dillard Give an Update on Their Mission Trip: Baby Israel 'Has Been the Talk of the Town'

Originally posted 07/18/2015 04:45PM

The Dillards have officially begun their ministry trip!

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19 Kids and Counting Canceled by TLC in Wake of Josh Duggar Molestation Scandal | The Duggars

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19 Kids and Counting Canceled by TLC in Wake of Josh Duggar Molestation Scandal

Originally posted 07/16/2015 10:15AM

After nine seasons, 227 episodes and a number of one-off specials, TLC has officially canceled 19 Kids and Counting after star Josh Duggar's molestation scandal surfaced this spring.

The reality show "will no longer appear on the air," the network told the Associated Press in a statement Thursday.

TLC pulled the plug on 19 Kids following public pressure that erupted when a resurfaced police report from 2006 revealed that Josh had been investigated for child molestation of six people when he was a teen.

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The Duggars Bid a Tearful Goodbye to Mission-Bound Jill and Derrick a Month After Molestation Controversy (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/07/2015 06:05PM

[YOUTUBE "rWDRTqUy2u4"] It's not goodbye, it's "We'll see you later."

It's been a month since the Duggars, stars of TLC's hit show 19 Kids and Counting made headlines with the shocking revelation that son and sibling Josh Duggar had molested five girls, including sisters Jill and Jessa, when he was a teenager.

Now, in an new home video posted to the family's website, the Duggars clan bids farewell to Jill, her husband Derick and their new baby Israel as the three head out of the country to take up missionary work in an undisclosed location.

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PHOTOS: Jill (Duggar) Dillard Shares Sweet Family Moment with Son Israel

Jill (Duggar) Dillard Shares Sweet Family Moment with Son Israel (Photos)

Originally posted 07/04/2015 02:20AM

Sure, their kiss in the photo below is romantic, but Jill (Duggar) Dillard and husband Derick's affectionate smooch is somewhat overshadowed by the cute expression on their son Israel's face as he takes it all in.

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