TLC may not have a choice but to soon pull the official plug on 19 Kids and Counting.
Because the network simply won't have a way to pay for the reality series.
As previously reported in detail, TLC yanked 19 Kids and Counting from its schedule not long after Josh Duggar released a statement in which he essentially admitted to sexual molestation.
The star allegedly groped the private parts of multiple girls when he was 14 years old, with various reports confirming the victims included his own sisters.
TLC is yet to make an announcement regarding the long-term future of this ratings bonanza, however, with some sources saying it may continue on after Josh Duggar is fired.
But various companies across the country may have a strong say in this plan.
A handful of advertisers have already pulled their funding for 19 Kids and Counting, among them Payless Shoe Source and Choice Hotels.
And now the financial dominoes are continuing to fall in all the wrong ways for the Duggar family, as Jimmy Dean, Pure Leaf Iced Tea, Ace Hardware, David's Bridal, ConAgra Foods, Party City and Behr have all just announced they're out as well.
Moreover, CVS, H&R Block, Ricola and Keurig all say they have no plans of advertising with the program if it's reinstated.
So a majority of the public is against 19 Kids and Counting. Almost no companies wish to be associated with the series. June Shannon says she'll file a lawsuit if it returns.
What is TLC waiting for? Why hasn't it simply canceled the show already?