‘Counting On’ Fans Question What the Future Holds For the Show As the Kids Get Older

by Jeremy Spirogis
Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar

Counting On was launched on TLC after Josh Duggar’s sexual abuse scandal induced the community to finish 19 Kids and Counting. And since then, followers have watched the Duggar children develop up earlier than their eyes. But now that the present has run by way of 10 seasons, some can’t assist however marvel what’s coming subsequent for the household — and the way lengthy they’ll be capable to maintain viewers based mostly on the lives they reside.

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar's older children
Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar’s older youngsters | Ida Mae Astute/Walt Disney Television by way of Getty Images

‘Counting On’ has develop into one among TLC’s longest-running exhibits

The Duggar household is likely one of the largest households within the
United States, and watching Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar increase so many children has
managed to captivate viewers. 19 Kids and
first premiered again in 2008 (it was 17 Kids and Counting on the time), and a dozen years later, the
present remains to be on the air.

In 2015, issues weren’t wanting good for the household as Josh Duggar’s sexual abuse scandal got here to gentle. But TLC regrouped and launched a brand new present that includes Jill and Jessa Duggar, known as Jill and Jessa: Counting On. These days, the present is simply known as Counting On and focuses primarily on the married {couples} elevating their very own children.

The present attracts to a really particular fan base

The Duggar household is not like most fashionable American households. The Duggars are extraordinarily non secular and politically conservative, which doesn’t sit properly with everybody across the nation. While many individuals do have a deep connection to their religions, and there are actually many conservative households across the nation, the Duggars’ way of life (no relationship, skirts-only for girls, and so on.) doesn’t resonate with many of the nation’s inhabitants.

While some folks watch the present as a result of they join with the Duggars’ way of life, others watch it just because it intrigues them.  

Not everybody agrees with the Duggars’ views.

Some can’t assist however marvel how lengthy the present will go on

The present’s followers typically take to Reddit to debate totally different elements of the household, although most subjects have a unfavorable connotation. And the present’s future lately got here up in a Reddit dialogue. One person requested how for much longer the present will go on with the household primarily doing all the identical issues season after season (extra weddings, extra infants, and so on.). Fans had combined ideas on what they believed the long run holds for the Duggars.

“I do see them lasting for a couple more years, but not long enough for [Josh and Anna Duggar’s kids] to have children,” one person wrote. “It’s so boring. I wonder how much longer it would last as the content seems to be the exact same every episode,” another person commented. “There are enough kids around to keep that cycle going for at least several more seasons, so I assume TLC will keep auto-pilot producing episodes for as long as they can,” one other person wrote.

Fans assume some spinoffs will ultimately be within the works

Though it’s unclear what precisely will occur with the present,
followers don’t appear to assume it should finish proper now. However, there have been fan
discussions about whether or not TLC will select to type a by-product for any of the
relations. It’s attainable Joy Duggar and Austin Forsyth’s house-flipping
business could
warrant a spinoff show
, and followers appear to assume Jinger Duggar and Jeremy
Vuolo would make an awesome spinoff couple as properly. Time will inform what TLC
decides to do subsequent.

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