They might have gotten the axe from the TLC network, but apparently that's not stopping the Duggar family from trying to get back onto the small screen. There's a new report that says the 19 Kids & Counting stars are so desperate to find another network to call home that they've even said that returning to TV is all part of "God's plan."
According to People Magazine on Wednesday, the Duggars are doing their best to move past Josh Duggar's sexual molestation scandal, in which he confessed to sexually abusing four of his sisters and a babysitter when he was a teenager back in 2002 and 2003. Two of his sisters were Jill and Jessa Duggar.
A source close to the family says, "The Duggars want to return to TV because they truly believe it was part of God's plan for them to spread the word about their faith."
If that weren't enough, the insider says that parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar were so confident that those TLC paychecks would still be coming in that they told family friends they were certain the public would forgive them for hiding their past.
The source dished, "I think Jim Bob and Michelle honestly did expect people to just move on from this. Their thinking is, they put this behind them ages ago, so why wouldn't the rest of the world?"
In an official statement to the press, TLC announced it would not move forward with an initially planned 11th season of the show, featuring the large Duggar clan, and stated the show would no longer appear on the air.
"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, Animal Planet and Velocity networks said.
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