Has ‘Counting On’ Season 12 Been Confirmed Yet?
Counting On fans have been impatiently waiting for news of the show’s renewal. Season 11 wrapped up in September 2020. In early 2021, TLC aired a special episode, documenting the arrival of Joe and Kendra Duggar’s third child, as well as the family’s Easter celebration.
Shortly after that episode aired, Josh Duggar was arrested for the possession of child sexual abuse material. Right now, he’s living with a third party while he awaits his trial in July. If he’s found guilty, he could face 40 years in prison.
Some fans worry that Josh’s arrest could be affecting TLC’s decision to renew or cancel the show. Even though Josh hasn’t been on TLC since 19 Kids & Counting came to an end in 2015, he’s still a part of the family. Some viewers may decide not to watch a new season of Counting On simply because of the Duggar family name.
With so many people in the family and so much going on all the time, there should always be something to film, fans think. There are plenty of rumors of upcoming courtships, weddings, and babies too.
Other TLC shows are renewed, but what about Counting On?
Recently, TLC announced the renewals of several shows, including Dr. Pimple Popper, Darcey & Stacey, Welcome to Plathville, My Feet are Killing Me, My Big Fat Fabulous Life, and Say Yes to the Dress. The new seasons of these shows will premiere in July or August. This is about the time that Counting On would return to the network too.
It’s unclear why TLC seemingly skipped over Counting On. For now, it’s looking like the show won’t be returning yet. Naturally, some fans worry that it won’t be coming back at all. They wonder if Josh’s arrest caused TLC to decide not to renew the show.
Though the coronavirus pandemic seems to be improving in the United States, filming and production could be affecting the show’s chances of renewal. Even when the pandemic was bad, many TLC stars were able to self-record clips to be included in new episodes.
TLC, as well as other networks, found ways to bring new content to viewers, even without typical filming and production.
Has an official announcement come from TLC?
At this point, TLC hasn’t shared any details about the future of Counting On. Though the network hasn’t announced that they have renewed the show, they also haven’t revealed its cancellation. Fans are still hopeful that the show will continue. For now, Counting On fans will have to wait and see what happens.