Counting On (formerly Jill & Jessa: Counting On) is an American reality television show that aired on the cable channel TLC from 2015-2021. A spin-off show of 19 Kids and Counting, it features the Duggar family: Jessa Seewald, Jinger Vuolo, Joy-Anna Forsyth, and fifteen of their sixteen siblings, as well as their parents Jim Bob and Michelle. The show was created in the wake of the Josh Duggar molestation controversy and subsequent cancellation of 19 Kids and Counting.[1]

Counting On
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GenreReality
StarringThe Duggar Family
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons11
No. of episodes96 (list of episodes)
Production
Camera setupMultiple
Running time17–44 minutes
Release
Original networkTLC
Original releaseDecember 13, 2015 (2015-12-13) –
September 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)
Chronology
Preceded by19 Kids and Counting
External links
Website

The show follows the lives of the older Duggar offspring, with the early episodes focusing specifically on Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald. After its first season, the show expanded to include the rest of the Duggar siblings and their respective families. The series was cancelled in 2021, due to Josh Duggar's arrest.[2]

CastEdit

Main:

  • Jana Duggar
  • John-David and Abbie Duggar, with their daughter Grace
  • Jessa and Ben Seewald, with their children: Spurgeon, Henry, Ivy and Fern
  • Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo, with their daughters: Felicity and Evangeline
  • Joseph "Joe" and Kendra Duggar, with their children: Garrett, Addison, and Brooklyn
  • Josiah and Lauren Duggar, with their daughter Bella
  • Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth, with their children: Gideon and Evelyn
  • Jim Bob, Michelle Duggar, and their 10 younger children: Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace, and Josie; plus the couple's great-nephew Tyler
  • Anna Duggar and her children: Mackynzie, Michael, Marcus, Meredith, Mason, and Maryella

Previous:

  • Mary Leona Duggar (née Lester), the mother of Jim Bob. She died on June 9, 2019 from a stroke at age 78.
  • Jill and Derick Dillard, with their son Israel

EpisodesEdit

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 3 December 13, 2015 (2015-12-13) December 27, 2015 (2015-12-27)
2 8 March 15, 2016 (2016-03-15) May 3, 2016 (2016-05-03)
3 13 August 23, 2016 (2016-08-23) November 15, 2016 (2016-11-15)
4 7 January 16, 2017 (2017-01-16) February 27, 2017 (2017-02-27)
5 8 June 12, 2017 (2017-06-12) July 24, 2017 (2017-07-24)
6 7 September 11, 2017 (2017-09-11) October 23, 2017 (2017-10-23)
7 7 February 26, 2018 (2018-02-26) March 26, 2018 (2018-03-26)
8 11 July 30, 2018 (2018-07-30) October 1, 2018 (2018-10-01)
9 7 February 11, 2019 (2019-02-11) March 25, 2019 (2019-03-25)
10 10 October 15, 2019 (2019-10-15) December 17, 2019 (2019-12-17)
11 12 July 7, 2020 (2020-07-07) September 22, 2020 (2020-09-22)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Duggar sisters Jill and Jessa return in "Counting On"". CBS News. Archived from the original on March 7, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  2. ^ D'Zurilla, Christie (June 30, 2021). "TLC finally cancels Duggar series 'Counting On' after Josh Duggar's child-porn arrest". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 5, 2021.