There’s been a great deal happening in the Duggar-Sphere I’ve not posted here. But after reading Jim Bob and Michelle claiming that their television show was part of God’s plan to minister and evangelize I could not allow that to pass unremarked here.
From People Magazine) – The Duggars Heartbroken Over Cancellation and again this is stated by an ‘unnamed insider’ so there’s no telling how much actual truth there is to it.
“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,” the source says.
“I think Jim Bob and Michelle honestly did expect people to just move on from this,” the source adds. “Their thinking is, they put this behind them ages ago, so why wouldn’t the rest of the world?”
Online tabloid Inquistr is saying that fans of the Duggars are trying to get the show back on the air and are lobbying for UP Tv – home of the Bate’s family television show – to pick up where The Learning Channel left off with the series. They want to ignore what happened and return the Duggars to the air – Duggars Are Heartbroken
Distraught fans have been anxiously planning a way to save the reality show, including creating a petition requesting TLC to reconsider their decision.
“While the Duggar family may not be perfect and they’ve had difficulties like so many other families, their show WAS one of the few clean, family-friendly shows on TV,” the petition reads. “Sadly, there isn’t much a family can watch together any longer. The airwaves are full of terrible, trashy television! It isn’t right that the Duggars must be forced off the air while the filthy shows remain!”
“We want our voices to be heard! We all know the power of standing together—just ask A&E what happened when they cancelled Duck Dynasty!” the petition continues. “It seems that every day in America our values and way of life are disappearing. We must all stand together.”
According to a previous report by the Inquisitr, fans have also been showing their support for the family on their Facebook page, suggesting that they try to get another network to pick up 19 Kids and Counting. The fans have suggested the Duggars contact UPtv, an uplifting television network that is home to shows such as 7th Heaven and Bringing Up Bates, which follows another family, and close friends to the Duggars, who have 19 kids and similar conservative values.
An insider tells PEOPLE that patriarch Jim Bob Duggar was not a fan of the Jill and Jessa spin-off suggestion.
“He absolutely wanted to be back on TV and was never thrilled about the show suddenly shifting focus,” the source says of Jim Bob, 50.
According to the Duggar Family News: Life Is Not All Pickles and Hairspray Facebook page, Josh Duggar was photographed at a minor league baseball game mere hours after Meredith Grace Duggar was born. Duggar family friend Joe Donaldson shared the photo below that shows Josh enjoying himself at the Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, Arkansas on Sunday. He was there to watch the Northwest Arkansas Naturals play ball, and he was joined by sisters Jinger, Joy, and Jana Duggar. His sons, Marcus and Michael, are both with him. However, his daughter Mackynzie isn’t in the photo below.
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