Jill & Jessa Duggar Spinoff Series Prompts TLC Boycott!

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Nearly five months after TLC canceled 19 Kids and Counting, the Duggar clan is set to return to TV.

Of course, the scandal-plagued Josh won't be along for the ride this time, as the network is launching a spinoff series about Jill and Jessa Duggar and their lives as newly-married moms. But some former fans believe that even without Josh, the family simply has no place on TV.

Jill, Jessa

A Facebook page called "Take the Pledge to Boycott All Discovery Channels" is encouraging users to protest the return of the Duggars by refusing to tune into any properties owned by Discovery Communications, which includes TLC, the Discovery Channel, OWN, and several other networks.

"Take the pledge on Dec 13, 20, and 27, 2015," the group wrote on Facebook yesterday.

"Join us in boycotting all Discovery network channels for the one hour they are airing the TLC show 'Jill & Jessa Counting On' 8/7 c. This family minimized childhood sexual abuse showing victims they do not matter."

The group believes that by essentially sweeping Josh Duggar's molestation of five young girls under the carpet, TLC is sending the message that ratings are more important than the trauma endured by young victims of sexual abuse.

Currently, Jill and Jessa: Counting On is scheduled for a three-week run in December.

However, network insiders say that if the show is successful, TLC will offer the girls a contract for a full season.

Social media campaigns have proved devastating to the Duggars in the past, as an online group called "No More Duggars" effectively convinced several sponsors to back away from 19 Kids and Counting

Since launching just three days ago, "Take the Pledge to Boycott All Discovery Channels" has amassed several hundred followers.

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