TLC Cancels ’19 Kids and Counting’ Amid Molestation Scandal

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A photo of the Duggars from TLC's reality show "19 Kids and Counting."

A photo of the Duggars from TLC’s reality show “19 Kids and Counting.”

The reality show “19 Kids and Counting” is never coming back to TLC.

The cable channel said Thursday that it has officially cancelled the show, nearly two months after revelations about acts of child molestation committed by one of the 19 kids, Josh Duggar, when he was a teenager. Several of his sisters were among the victims.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar sat down with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly on June 3, 2015 for an interview that focused on allegations that their son Josh molested five young girls when he was a teen.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar sat down with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly on June 3, 2015 for an interview that focused on allegations that their son Josh molested five young girls when he was a teen.

TLC initially pulled the past episodes of “19 Kids and Counting” from its schedule, but kept open the possibility that the show would resume someday.

Now it’s saying production of the series will not resume, despite its longtime popularity.