On Tuesday night, the second season premiere of Jill & Jessa Counting On aired on TLC, and it delivered the mix of drama, sentimentality and wholesome family bonding moments that Duggar fans have been clamoring for.
More importantly, it came through on a promise the network made to viewers several weeks ago: Josh Duggar was nowhere to be found.
Yes, Josh is out of rehab, and he's reportedly taken up residence at the Duggar compound in Tontitown, Arkansas, but he won't be re-entering the public eye - at least not yet.
Sources tell Life & Style that the plan is for Josh to lie low for the time being - and then address the Duggar faithful at a series of speaking engagements.
“He’s considering going on a public speaking circuit,” an insider told Life & Style. “He has to make money and this could be very lucrative for him. It’s likely Josh will travel the world to talk at Christian fundamentalist events this year.”
Obviously, the Josh speaking tour (if it ever materializes) will be easy to avoid, but if you're a fan of the Duggar family and you enjoy tour reality TV Josh-free, you may soon be out of luck.
"Everyone is certain Josh will be making an appearance on Counting On," says the insider. "He’ll bring the show even more viewers.”
We hate to say it, but we could definitely see producers bringing Josh in as a season finale stunt.
Watch Jill & Jessa: Counting On online at TV Fanatic to enjoy the Josh-less series while you can.