Even though the Duggar family quickly turned from being America's most beloved family to the most hated ones in less than a split second, there's a good reason why they are being given a second chance in the world of reality television. Despite their multiple sex scandals from this past summer and their fans accusing them of hiding the truth, a new report says TLC is continuing to invest in the Arkansas-based family because just like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, they are huge "money makers" for the network.
According to Star Pulse on Monday, the network decided to give Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar another chance at television stardom with the spin-off series Jill and Jessa: Counting On. They are hoping that the Duggar name will continue to be profitable, even though they initially decided to axe 19 Kids & Counting this past summer following Josh Duggar's multiple sex scandals.
Things quickly went downhill for the Duggars when it was revealed that Josh not only sexually abused four of his sisters when he was a teenager, but that he also cheated on his wife Anna Duggar with a paid-for Ashley Madison account. The father of four is currently at an undisclosed faith-based rehab facility for his sex and porn addictions.
Still, it looks like TLC refuses to ditch the Duggars for good.
Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav told The Wrap that TLC got "a little bit unlucky" with both the Duggars and Honey Boo Boo, but because both shows brought in huge dollars for the network, they are getting a second chance.
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