TLC cancels '19 Kids and Counting'

Jul 16, 2015 11:51 AM by News Staff

NEW YORK (AP) - TLC is officially canceling "19 Kids and Counting."

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

The show featuring the Duggar family had been in limbo since May after revelations that 27-year-old Josh Duggar molested five children including four of his sisters.

For 10 seasons, it had chronicled the home life of Arkansas couple Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their now-19 children. It was pulled from the network in May when reports surfaced of the molestations that occurred a dozen years earlier.

TLC also announced it has teamed with two prominent child-protection organizations for an ongoing campaign to raise awareness about child sexual abuse. The initiative will begin with a one-hour, commercial-free documentary likely airing in late August.

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