TLC Gives ’19 Kids And Counting’ The Ax

Kaitlan Collins Contributor
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TLC has canceled the Duggar family series “19 Kids and Counting,” the network confirmed on Thursday.

“We spent the past month and a half in thoughtful consideration about what is the best way forward here,” Marjorie Kaplan, group president of TLC, said in a statement to the Associated Press.

Reruns of the show were yanked off the air in May after news broke that Josh Duggar had molested several girls, including four of his sisters, as a teenager. (RELATED: The Internet Wonders: Should TLC Cancel ’19 Kids And Counting’?)

(Photo: Doug Meszler / Splash News)

(Photo: Doug Meszler / Splash News)

The series ran for ten seasons, chronicling the life of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children. (RELATED: The Duggar Family Hires Mike Huckabee’s PR Guy To Help Clean Up Its Mess)

TLC also said that it will begin a campaign to raise awareness for child sex abuse, and is teaming up with two child protection agencies in the process. The network will air a one-hour documentary about it in late August. (RELATED: Josh Duggar Cracks Up Over Incest Joke He Made On TV)