Counting On has doubled the episodes this season. They’ve compiled specials that air an hour after the new material.
Last week, Duggar reports were chronicled. It was noted that Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard were not part of it, but this week, she was cut out of the Duggar children’s special too.
Counting On: Jill Is Being Snubbed From The Counting On Specials.
Jill Duggar isn’t filming anymore. Counting On. It was assumed it had everything to do with Derick Dillard having his transphobic Twitter rant against fellow TLC star, Jazz Jennings, and TLC, but that was not the case.
Both Jill and Derick broke up with Counting On earlier. He spilled tea on the drama behind the scenes, including money issues and control over special moments in the children’s lives, such as births and courting.
Now Jill Duggar is being cut out of Counting On specials. She wasn’t part of the Duggar wedding special last week. That wasn’t too strange, especially since TLC revealed they wouldn’t be working with Derick Dillard after the Twitter tirade. The courtship, engagement and wedding would be difficult to edit without the groom showing it.
Tonight the Duggar babies will be shown. Michelle Duggar was shown with Jackson, Johannah, Jordyn-Grace, Josie and Jubliee. The older Duggar babies were also shown with Ivy Jane Seewald, all the way through Jessa Duggar.
It is clear that Josh and Anna Duggar and their children were not shown. Jill Duggar was also cut out. Neither Israel’s births nor Samuel’s were mentioned or included in the special. She did appear occasionally, but only if she was on the original 19 Kids and Counting images, or if she helped with one of her sister’s births.
It is known that Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth have decided to stop filming Counting On. Derick Dillard confirmed that when the season began to air earlier this summer. Although the reason behind their departure is not clear, they still appear in this season.
Her wedding was part of the special last week, and this week Counting On viewers will see the birth of Gideon. Joy-Anna had to have a caesarean section at home after giving birth because he wasn’t well positioned.
Seeing that Joy-Anna Duggar is still part of the specials and Jill Duggar is not important. There has been speculation that Jill is no longer considered part of the family, and this was just more evidence to support the claim. There must have been a way to record the births of the Dillard boys, if only using short clips.