Under threat of an advertiser mutiny, TLC announced today that it was canceling its popular reality television show 19 Kids and Counting, which starred a conservative Christian family. TLC suspended the show in May after it came to light that one of the stars of the show, Josh Duggar had molested a number of very young girls, including his sisters, when he was 14-15 years old.
The latest season of "19 Kids and Counting" concluded two days before Josh Duggar's May 21 apology. But TLC still had reruns on its schedule until the May 22 announcement that the show was being pulled indefinitely.
Then came the advertiser exodus, with more than 20 brands publicly declaring that they had no interest in advertising with "19 Kids and Counting" in the future.
The Duggars' TLC reality show '19 Kids and Counting' is officially canceled