The Duggars have officially abandoned their attempt to bury the ugly details of the Josh Duggar molestation scandal. Instead, they're now trying to cash in on it.
First, the family announced its involvement in Breaking the Silence, a film about sex abuse victims starring Jill and Jessa Duggar.
Now, the Duggars are reportedly hoping to return to television full-time with a series in which Michelle, Jim Bob, and their adult children would counsel victims of rape, molestation and incest.
Insiders say that while all of the adult members of the family would be involved with the show, Jim Bob and Michelle would be doing the majority of the counseling.
"They know they have to at least pretend to be sorry about what happened," one source tells Star magazine.
"Now they want a spin-off where Jim Bob and Michelle would give advice to abuse victims -- even though they're still in denial about their culpability in Josh's crimes."
Thus far, no networks have expressed interest in the show. The insider says the Duggars are "kidding themselves" if they think TLC will give them another shot.
Many execs who are no doubt enticed by the built-in audience that accompanies the Duggars wherever they go will likely be scared off by the fact that the new show sounds like a desperate, insincere cash grab.
Not only did Jim Bob and Michelle attempt to downplay Josh's crimes during their interview with Megyn Kelly, it now seems as though the family is hard up for cash.
The Duggars have even taken asking fans for donations on a page promoting their YouTube channel.
All of this seems to suggest that the Duggars are still oblivious to the trauma suffered by victims of childhood sexual abuse - but are acutely aware of their own money troubles.