Anna Duggar Acknowledges Husband Josh Is Banned From ‘Counting On,’ Says ‘It Means So Much’ When Their Family Is Included in TLC Series

by Jeremy Spirogis
Anna Duggar and Josh Duggar

For greater than a decade, TLC has chronicled the lives of the various members of the Duggar household, first on 19 Kids and Counting after which on the spinoff Counting On. But not each member of this large class is welcome on the household’s present present. 

Jill Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard’s notorious rift together with her household and the community means they’re now not featured in episodes of the truth collection. Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar’s oldest son Josh can be conspicuously absent, although his spouse Anna and their six kids make occasional appearances. And primarily based on a latest Instagram post, it appears like Anna positively needs she and her kids performed a much bigger position on the present.

Josh Duggar is banned from TLC  

Anna Duggar and Josh Duggar
Anna Duggar and Josh Duggar | Kris Connor/Getty Images

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Josh and Anna had been as soon as a giant a part of his household’s actuality collection. When they married in 2008, their wedding ceremony was the main target of a particular episode of 19 Kids and Counting. Other specials featured their oldest daughter Mackynzie’s first birthday and the beginning of their son, Michael. In 2013, the episode “”Josh & Anna: Our Story” regarded again on the couple’s first 5 years of marriage. 

But all the things modified in May 2015. That was when studies surfaced that Josh had molested a number of of his youthful sisters (and one unrelated lady) when he was a younger teen. Soon after, TLC introduced it was canceling 19 Kids and Counting. Josh additionally resigned from his place on the conservative Family Research Council. In August 2015, there was extra controversy when Josh’s title appeared on a listing of consumers of the dishonest web site Ashley Madison. 

Anna Duggar admits it’s ‘rare’ to see her household is seen on ‘Counting On’

Despite the scandal, TLC determined it wasn’t achieved with the Duggars. The spinoff Counting On premiered in 2015 and initially targeted on just lately married daughters Jill and Jessa. The focus has regularly expanded to incorporate different Duggar kids and in-laws. Anna and her youngsters seem sometimes on the present — which is now in its 11th season — however Josh stays absent. 

Anna took to Instagram on August 25 to encourage her 952,000 followers to observe that evening’s episode of Counting On. 

“It means a lot when our family is included (on rare occasions) in the events that air on tv with Joshua’s family,” Anna wrote. “We had a blast celebrating Christmas with an ugly sweater party and a Christmas play! Hope you guys will tune in tonight!”

The episode options a number of photographs of Anna and her youngsters on the household’s vacation gathering. Anna has shared pictures of the entire household, together with Josh, on the celebration as properly. But TLC made positive to not embrace Josh in any of the footage.

Will Josh and Anna be a part of the ‘Counting On’ solid? 

Anna’s post definitely made it sound like she needs she was a much bigger a part of Counting On than she at present is. Some of her followers really feel the identical manner. Plenty of individuals commented on her post and made it clear they missed seeing Anna and her youngsters. 

“I love when your family is included! Wish it was more!” one wrote.

It’s doable Anna and her followers may get their want. Some individuals who observe the present consider TLC is regularly working Anna and the children again into the solid. If that occurs, they suppose Josh’s return to TV received’t be far behind. But such a transfer might be divisive. While there are those that need to see Josh and Anna, others suppose that given his actions, he has no place on TV. For now, Counting On appears to be steering away from controversy and avoiding any point out of Josh. 

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