TLC Schedules Specials With Two Duggar Sisters Who Were Allegedly Abused


TLC is planning network specials with the two Duggar sisters, Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard, who were allegedly sexually abused by their older brother Josh, according to a report Thursday in The Hollywood Reporter.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s family made headlines this summer after a tabloid reported that the Duggars’ adult son, Josh, had been investigated for sexually molesting five underage girls when he was a teenager. It was later revealed that two of the alleged victims were Seewald and Dillard, who are also now adults. Seewald and Dillard did national TV interviews about their experiences.

Josh resigned from his position at the lobbying arm of the anti-gay Family Research Council in the wake of the report, and TLC canceled the family’s long-running reality series, “19 Kids And Counting.”

But TLC wants (at least some) of the Duggars back on its network.

The channel is slated to cover a missionary trip that Dillard, her husband Derick, and infant son plan to take to El Salvador, according to the report.

The network is also scheduled to document Seewald’s first pregnancy with her husband, Ben, according to the publication.

A year-end premiere is planned for at least one of the specials, according to the report.

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