Counting on Was Canceled but What About the Other Big Families?
Fans of the shows 19 Kids and Counting and Counting On were surely dismayed when the shows were canceled though many still follow the former reality TV stars on social media.
Fans will remember that Josh Duggar was recently arrested on charges of possessing material depicting child sexual abuse.
It wasn’t the first time he was arrested as fans also surely know.
Counting On: Josh’s First Arrest
Josh was arrested previously, in 2015, on charges that he molested several young girls, some of which were his own sisters.
That was the arrest that led TLC to cancel the first Duggar show, 19 Kids and Counting.
After this most recent arrest, TLC told Us Weekly that they would not be releasing any more episodes of Counting On either, saying that they felt it important to let the Duggar family address their situation privately.
Though it’s sad for fans, we know that TLC isn’t given up on the recipe that the large Duggar family had inspired.
Fans who miss the Counting On series with the Duggars can still choose from a few other shows that follow the same formula.
Counting On: The Other Big Families
On Doubling Down with the Derricos, Karen and Deon Derrico have 14 kids with several sets of multiples.
This hit the small screen in 2020 and the second season aired this summer.
It is still unknown whether there will be a third season of the show.
Many fans of Counting On are also fond of the series Welcome to Plathville that follows the strict conservative family of Kim and Barry Plath and chronicles the troubles that ensue when the Plath kids begin rebelling and choosing their own way.
Season 3 of this show debuted last month.
The show 7 Little Johnstons centers around the largest known family of little people in the world, the Johnstons.
Amber and Trent have five children and all seven members of the family have achondroplasia dwarfism and the show has been available on TLC since 2015.
Fans have enjoyed seeing the Johnston kids mature into adulthood on the show.
A new season of 7 Little Johnstons is set for Tuesday, November 16 at 8 PM Central on TLC.
There are numerous other shows on TLC built around large family units from Outdaughtered that wrapped its most recent season last May, to Bringing up Bates which was recently renewed for another season.
Fans can rest easy knowing that TLC is still running several big family shows that are just as entertaining and the Duggar spinoffs.