TLC Cancels '19 Kids And Counting' Following Josh Duggar Sex Abuse Scandal

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Jul. 16 2015, Updated 12:36 p.m. ET

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TLC has finally pulled the plug on once fan favorite 19 Kids and Counting.

The popular reality series "will no longer appear on the air," the network told The Associated Press on Thursday.

The show's fate had been in jeopardy for a few months, following revelations that family member Josh Duggar, 27, molested five underage girls including four of his sisters.

In wake of the scandal, Josh also stepped down from his post at that Family Research Council, an organization dedicated to lobbying the Christian faith.

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As Radar previously reported, rumors swirled that the other Duggar siblings, namely Jill and Jessa, would receive a spinoff deal to salvage their TV empire, though a spource says there are "no real plans" for follow-up.

During their statement, TLC also announced an alliance with two child-protection organizations to create a documentary raising awareness about child sexual abuse.


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