Looks like TLC has dropped Counting On like a hot potato as the Duggar family has issued a cryptic statement saying the network is yet to announce its plans for renewing the reality show for next season.
This has prompted many to assume that the network has cancelled the show that documented the lives of the Duggar daughters — Jessa, Jinger, Jill, and Joy-Anna.
"Counting On has been off the air for six weeks now, and we know you all are eager to hear whether the Duggars will be returning for a new season," the family released a statement on their official blog site.
But they also mentioned that the network has no announcement to share with them or the viewers as of now. "We have been in contact with TLC, but at this time, there are no announcements to share. As soon as there is news to give, we will post it here," the statement concluded.
Many fans of the TV series came out in support of the evangelical Christian family thinking the show has been cancelled. "Sorry to hear TLC cancelled Counting on! Won't watch TLC anymore," one loyal fan commented on the family's blog post.
"Why was it Cancelled? There are still many weddings in the future," another fan wrote.
Some urged TLC to retain the most "decent show" on TV. "Please keep showing this series. It's about the only decent program out there. There are so many people who would be very disappointed if it were to go off the air," said a Duggar fan.
Some others hoped that the silence from TLC does not mean cancellation and could be about the channel severing its ties with the family's infamous son-in-law Derick Dillard, who had spewed hatred towards transgenders.
"Counting on is not cancelled but Jill's husband will not be featured as a cast member in future episodes due to comments made," said one fan. "TLC didn't cancel show they just won't have Jill's husband on anymore," added another.
His homophobic tweets drew massive backlash on social media and TLC was forced to release a statement saying they have fired him from the show. Uncertainties clouded over the show soon after TLC issued a statement, but assumptions are strong that Counting On may return.
Many think if TLC continued with the show after Josh Duggar's sexual abuse and cheating scandal then Derick may not be a big reason for them to cancel the 19 Kids and Counting spinoff.