After TLC announced the cancellation of Counting On, reality TV stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar published a message on their family’s website on Saturday, expressing their hope for the future.
The cable network stated earlier this week that it “will not be producing additional seasons of Counting On” because it “feels it is important to give the Duggar family the opportunity to address their situation privately.”
In April, Jim Bob and Michelle’s eldest kid, Josh Duggar, was arrested and pled not guilty to child pornography allegations.
“It is hard to believe that more than 17 years have passed since we were first contacted by a production company wanting to do a one-hour documentary about the logistics of raising 14 children. Our family has grown (and grown up!) before our eyes and on national television, and the journey has been miraculous — following God is an exciting adventure!” the couple said.
“We look forward to all the new adventures and endeavors that may come our way, and with so many grown children and wonderful grandchildren, we know our love will only continue to multiply!”
The Duggars noted the various shows in which they participated captured the family’s triumphs, as well as its “difficult and painful moments.”
They also thanked the film crew and others who worked behind the scenes on their docu-series.
Counting On focused on the adult children of the Duggar family, who were introduced on the show, 19 Kids and Counting.