Saturday, September 26, 2015

Duggar girls get their own show on TLC because you know reality television is just not horrible enough already.

Courtesy of the Hollywood Reporter:

Two months after the Discovery-owned cable channel canceled 19 Kids and Counting over Josh Duggar's sexual molestation admission, TLC has ordered several new specials centered on his two sisters Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard. 

Production is slated to begin soon for a targeted year-end premiere for at least one of the specials, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. 

The untitled specials will center on Dillard, her husband, Derick, and their infant son as they prepare to move to El Salvador for missionary work, and Seewald, who is expecting her first child with husband Ben on Nov. 1. Two or three specials are currently planned.

Grow up in front of the TV camera with virtually every part of your life broadcast into people's living rooms, while living under your father's strict religious rules, and being molested by your own brother. Gee who wouldn't want to give them their own show?

If there is still an audience for this then I think that says something really unfortunate about the state of our country. 

Now if the two girls wanted to tell the truth about what went on behind the scenes during their carefully scripted reality show, and what their brother was really doing to them, THEN there might be something worth watching here. 


45 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:05 AM

    I've read some fans are pissed that the missionaries are 't really missioning.. Just kinda traveling and vacatioing. They've flown back to US several times already in OPM.
    I agree if there is an audience fir this crap then we still have a long haul in this country.....

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    1. Like this is a surprise?

      No, they're not missionaries. Yes, it is just an extended vacation, probably for tax purposes.

      I hope their fundie base turns on them and the ratings for the first show go so far down the toilet any other "specials" are canceled.

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  2. Anonymous4:06 AM

    Both girls are very young to look so haggard. They both look rode hard and put away wet, probably from lack of sleep.

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    1. Anonymous7:47 AM

      I was thinking the same thing! Jill is only in her early 20's, right? And she looks like she's late 30's to early 40's.

      R in NC

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  3. Anonymous4:08 AM

    Well... Jessa will get her wish after all. Several weeks ago she was quoted as being so sad that she wouldn't get a two-hour special all about her giving birth to her first (of many I'm sure) baby like big sister Jill got earlier this year. (Before Josh screwed the pooch, probably literally). Aw, now the whole world can watch you, Jessa, as you hilariously burn something on the stove - again, fuss over what long skirt to wear, struggle with that darned old laundry, kiss Ben goodbye as he walks out the door to go to work(?) - just think of the storylines! Hey, for fun, why not give birth while sitting on a toilet like sister in law Anna did? That was entertaining.

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    1. Anonymous5:42 AM

      Did Anna really give birth on a toilet? Eww!

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    2. 5:42 yes she did, and Josh napped during the delivery.

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    3. hauksdottir8:41 AM

      Yes, she was so sad that she wasn't going to get $100,000 from TLC... and it's equivalent in baby gifts from impoverished fans.

      Grifters. pah!

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    4. Anonymous10:05 AM

      SPASH, Really!?!!???

      Words escape me. And people think this show and this family is worthy of watching?

      Why didn't Anna ask for help? Baby Daddy couldn't be bothered to be there for the most important moment in his child's life?

      Or was it suppose to show how strong she is?

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    5. Well, she is going to have to share the limelight with her sister. (And probably split the money.) But yes, she gets her wish to birth on TV. And I'll bet she'll be schmoozing TLC to be the next star of A Quiverfull and Qounting.

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  4. Anonymous4:28 AM

    Well, look at these religious maidens. Just fame whores like the PayMe family. I hope the shows tank, fast. What happened to "The Lord will provide"? Just not nearly as good as Hollywood provides.

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  5. Anonymous4:47 AM

    I thought the Dillards were already gone? Didn' t they leave soon after Josh was exposed? That means this 'special' was already filmed, and TLC is just cashing in on the holiday season. You re right, Gryph, if these people still have an audience besides that Davis woman and the Palins (who just watch to see what they should pitch next) this is a sad country.

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    1. No. They vacation in El Salvador, then come back. They can only rough it for so long, plus if it's "missionary work" I'm sure it's all tax deductible. Probably on someone else's dime too.

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    2. Anonymous3:31 PM

      Probably avoiding making further statement about their kinky brother.

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  6. Anonymous5:08 AM

    After reading this ... Bristol is on the floor, in fetal position, screaming "I should have a TV show, not these two losers".

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  7. Anonymous5:40 AM

    Bristles could have her show "5 children, no husband, and counting"

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  8. Anonymous6:39 AM

    I never watch reality shows, but I hope every one of Josh's victims gets her own reality show if she wants one. That includes Josh's wife under the condition she divorces him.

    It just seems to me denying the victims a TV career is punishing them twice.

    And I expected a little more compassion from the regulars here. Those two young ladies in that photo are human beings trying to move on with their lives in the best way they know how. You should be cheering for them.

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    1. Paaaaaaaaaleeeease.

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    2. 6:39AM: Your comment is sarcasm, right?

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    3. Anonymous7:31 AM

      I'd cheer for them if either one ever decided to go get an education and a job. You do realize neither of them has even a high school degree, let alone any work experience?

      "Waking up from the Kool-Aid", now that would be an interesting show.

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    4. Anonymous7:58 AM

      I never cheer for hypocrites. It just encourages them to be bigger hypocrites.

      And, Is that heathen, slutty make up on one of the sisters?

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    5. Anonymous8:05 AM

      I refuse to cheer for hypocrisy, also. If they want to get a real four year college degree, then I will cheer for them. They have the money and means to do so, just not the desire. So frankly, all the Duggars can drop dead. They are at worst a threat to society and at least, a slow drain. I do not wish them well.

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    6. Anonymous8:59 AM

      6:39 chiming back in...

      So Christian victims of child molestation don't count? Or is it only fundie/cultist victims of child molestation?

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    7. Anonymous10:02 AM

      6:39 I think it's more a matter that the family is a "Whole Unit" and has been marketing and profiting from it.

      Saying the Family with a capital F means the whole lifestyle of all Family members.

      And people, myself included, who 40 years later still stuffers from being abused by experimenting brothers as a kid, think it is inappropriate to say, imply or otherwise give the idea that this Family lifestyle is OK.

      I am not dissing the victims of abuse, so much as I feel that to encourage this shrugging off of the abuse incident and how it was treated (or not treated as we've learned) is so wrong on so many levels.

      The victims are still being victimized in my opinion and it is blatantly wrong.

      Get them away from the Family for a few years and get them un-indoctorinated to the Family values and Family lifestyle. And then let them decide what's best for them.

      As long as their husbands and fathers still control them these victims continue to be victimized. And it is wrong for TLC, viewers, and others to encourage it by encouraging any show featuring any of these people.

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    8. Anonymous10:44 AM

      10:02,

      Thank you for the thoughtful answer. If I understand correctly, you believe the women are not getting the proper treatment and remain vulnerable. I agree the lifestyle itself is abusive to women, and TLC is helping to promote the lifestyle. I also know we make progress one step at a time and those two ladies have taken a step.

      Who knows? One day an episode may air with the women leaving Quiverfull.

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  9. Anonymous7:02 AM

    6;39 If they are as religious as they pretend to be, why do they chase after the money Hollywood has? Couldn't they do what others do, go on missions overseas without all the cameras and fanfare, and LARGE paychecks? Are all their children seen now as paychecks, when their births are filmed? I see not an ounce of humility in any of them, just whoring for money. How religious is that?

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  10. Anonymous7:12 AM

    I suspect these girls won't see much, if any, of the money made from this project. After all, they must be obedient to their father, who will use the money for the "good" of the entire clan.... funding their private airplanes... or rehiring a laundry maid for Michelle (because he can't stand her whining about all the laundry she has to do since they lost their show, not because he actually cares about her)...or paying for an Ashley Madison account.

    Going back to his job as a used car salesman is simply NOT in God's plans....apparently God told him that personally


    LOL

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    1. Anonymous8:55 AM

      The laundry maid is Grandma Duggar.

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    2. The husbands should be getting the money. After all, both girls are married now and are subject to their husbands first, not their father.

      Too bad Jam Boob didn't save and invest that windfall when he had it. Did he really think it would go on forever?

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  11. Anonymous7:17 AM

    TLC is an acronym for The Learning Channel.....

    what exactly are we supposed to "learn" from this nonsense

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    1. They dropped "The Learning Channel" from their name years ago:
      "In 1998, the channel began to distance itself from its original name "The Learning Channel", and instead began to advertise itself only as "TLC". During the period from 1999 to 2001, there was a huge shift in programming, with most programming geared towards reality-drama and interior design shows. The huge success of shows like Trading Spaces, Junkyard Wars, A Wedding Story, and A Baby Story exemplified this new shift in programming towards more mass-appeal shows.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TLC_(TV_network)

      The emphasis now is on whatever will make money, not educating people.

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    2. Now it's just The Lame Channel.

      Soon to be The Lurid Channel.

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  12. Check out their photo. Are these young women in their mid-20's? They look much older than that -- I guess that's what comes from popping out a kid every 12 months, lugging laundry around, hauling kids to and fro, "being available for your husband whenever he needs" a little poontang - - - you know, being a dutiful house servant . . . ooops, meant to say "dutiful wife."

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  13. Anonymous8:40 AM

    Will someone here please explain to me how one TV show on one Channel portends the cultural doom of our country.

    I watch less than an hour of TV per week, mostly local news, so TV has zero impact on my cultural identity. If I watched an episode or two of this show, how will that negatively impact my world view and corrupt my morals? I'm guessing it will put me to sleep. If I'm offended by the inanity of it, I will just turn the TV off. Does it still harm me if I'm not watching?

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    1. Anonymous9:00 AM

      You are clearly the exception to the rule 8:40. Lots of people worship this evil band of grifters.

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    2. Up through the late 1990s, I steered the television viewing in our house. But there was The Simpson, Family Guy, Seinfeld, Friends, Will & Grace, Law & Order ...enough decent things to maneuver around each night and avoid significant stupidity.

      Then the internet grabbed me, increasingly, and I surrendered the TV to my husband, Mad Men being the last appointment television of my own.

      I met yet come to deeply regret letting our cultural taste in TV choices circle the bowl. For now, I just roll my eyes when I go in the den and he's got Cops, or those auctioned, abandoned storage garage programs, or combative pawnbroker shows on. To be fair, he's as often asleep in front of them as genuinely watching. And he's found NetFlix TV too, so that's a little improvement.

      But fuck TV, I'm done with it.

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    3. It's the canary in the coal mine.

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  14. Anonymous9:22 AM

    This coming TV season is gonna be awesome!

    In addition to these shows featuring interchangeable members of the prolific Diddler family, there's Love In An Elevator, a new 1/2 hour cable network dating show where couples meet, get engaged, marry, consummate the marriage, and divorce all during a 3 minute elevator ride.

    Sure, it's a terrible show, also, too, but it's shot on the elevator's security cam and edited by unpaid Chinese political prisoners so the production costs are nearly zero. Yes, the audience consists exclusively of morons, but it's very profitable and helps affirmatively answer the burning question about the current state of television: "Can this shit get any worse?"

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    1. Anonymous9:47 AM

      Brilliant. Maybe switch out the elevator for a subway car. Voyeurism sells.

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    2. Anonymous10:18 AM

      Perfect!

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    3. Freight elevator?

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  15. I never watched the show (not even once) before their great sludgetrain derailment this year. Much less am I likely to suppose they have any talent or entertainment to offer now. Get lost Duggars, and take Kim Davis with you.

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  16. Anonymous2:43 PM

    selling your personal life to TV is prostitution
    66gardeners

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  17. Anonymous3:52 PM

    As a woman, I've found the missiomary position the least tenable, but here's a case where they swore they were asleep and remembered nothing until they were questioned. If you want a memorable first time incestuous relationship, I have no clue what to tell you, but doing a "reality show" for money is the last of your prblems.

    Get help or you'll end up some man's plaything in exchange ffor allowance.

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  18. Anonymous5:33 PM

    The Duggars, especially Ma and Pa, seemed to think Josh's infidelity and porn watching to be much more offensive that his molesting of his sisters. Waaay wrong! The Dillards want to convert good Catholics to Gothardism and don't even speak Spanish, in addition to using donations to fly home at least three times. Jessa's husband is 20, doesn't have a job--apparently no way to support his coming child. Do you notice that vain Jessa seems to have extra puffy lips? Notice the line in the middle of upper and lower lips, indicating she's probably received injections. VETO any TV on ANY of the family!

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