Counting On is coming back for season seven later this month, but Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard will not be a part of it. Radar Online is reporting that TLC has dropped a new trailer for the popular reality show, and the network has obviously stood behind their statement that they have cut ties with Dillard permanently.
In the teaser, the newly married couples in the Duggar family talk about life and love after saying “I do.” In one scene, Jeremy Vuolo and Jinger Duggar look at a new home and talk about crossing the threshold of adulthood.
In another, fans get a glimpse of Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell’s intimate wedding ceremony; then the screen later cuts to Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth’s honeymoon.
According to a promo photo for the upcoming season, Jessa and Ben Seewald will also be returning.
The couples all look happy and excited about life as newlyweds, and they don’t seem to mind that Dillard is no longer a part of the show.
TLC fired the 28-year-old after he went on a couple of different transphobic Twitter rants about fellow reality star, transgender teen Jazz Jennings. In one tweet he wrote that transgender is a myth and that gender is not fluid.
But even though he has lost his reality TV gig, Dillard continues to defend his comments, and he recently posted on social media that his view is no different than most Americans, he just happened to be the person who mentioned it.
The network only fired Dillard, but he has taken his wife and kids with him. Jill Duggar was nowhere to be seen in the trailer, which is odd for fans because she has been a major player on Counting On and 19 Kids & Counting for over a decade. In a statement from Dillard, he says his entire family would be severing ties with the network because they were going in a different direction.
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Ironically, Jill and Derick’s wedding was the most watched episode in the history of 19 Kids, with 4.4 million viewers watching them tie the knot. But since then, the couple has caused a lot of controversy – from Derick’s tweets to Jill’s parenting style.
Not everyone is happy that Jill and Derick will no longer be on the show. Many fans have shown their support for the couple on social media, with the view that the network shouldn’t have fired Dillard because of his personal opinions.
Season 7 of Counting On premieres Monday, February 26, 2018, on TLC.