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'19 Kids And Counting' Could Get A Spinoff

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Jill Dillard with wife and husband Jessa and Ben Seewald (Instagram)
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Thought the Duggars' TV career was over? Not so fast. A source close to the family says that they're in talks with TLC to create a spinoff of the show that doesn't include Josh Duggar, who recently admitted to molesting five girls.

The show "19 Kids And Counting" hasn't been officially canceled but it is on thin ice with TLC (and even Hulu) pulling all episodes from its rotation. Sponsors who don't want to be associated with a family molestation and coverup scandal have also been pulling out.

Instead of focusing on Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, the spinoff would focus on newlyweds Jill and Derick Dillard, and Jessa and Ben Seewald. A source told People: "The show had begun to focus more and more on the next generation of Duggars, anyway - mainly Jill and Jessa and their marriages and babies. That's when the show got its highest ratings."

A source told Us Weekly, "They've invested a lot of time in developing these story lines and the last thing they want to do is to throw it all away."