Duggar Family: Torn Apart By Jill & Jessa's Spinoff Series?!

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On Sunday, Jill and Jessa: Counting On will premiere on TLC.

The reality miniseries will follow the two most famous Duggar daughters as they rebuild their lives in the wake of the Josh Duggar sex scandals.

Jill and Jessa Duggar: Megyn Kelly Interview Photo

While several members of the family have participated in Counting On and will appear on camera, others are reportedly disgusted by what they feel is an exploitative attempt to turn Josh's abhorrent behavior into a ratings bonanza.

Specifically, several unnamed family members are taking issue with the fact that Anna Duggar will appear on Counting On

Anna, as you may know, is the long-suffering wife of Josh Duggar.

In accordance with her family's wishes, she's mostly stayed away from the public eye in the months since we first learned of her husband's many sexual indiscretions.

In recent weeks, however, Anna has broken her silence, and some Duggar insiders are not pleased that she'll be sharing her story on Jill and Jessa's show.

“Certain members of the family are more focused on ratings and a paycheck than actually focusing on the issues at hand,” one unidentified Duggar tells Entertainment Tonight.

The source adds that most of Jill and Jessa's family members have  “chosen not to participate in the special out of respect to the serious ordeal the family has been going through in the last months.”

Of course, some believe that the Duggar siblings are opting out of the show in order to please family patriarch, Jim Bob.

From the start, there were rumors that Jim Bob did not approve of Jill and Jessa's spinoff, but his complaints had more to do with his lack of involvement than with his concern for Josh's victims.  

In any event, Counting On is proving to be a greater source of strife and controversy than Jill and Jessa could have possibly anticipated.

The show has already prompted a boycott of TLC, and the sisters' efforts to rebuild their family's reputation could very well backfire.

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Duggar Family Quotes

And so be available, and not just available, but be joyfully available for him. Smile and be willing to say, 'Yes, sweetie I am here for you,' NO MATTER WHAT, even though you may be exhausted and big and pregnant and you may not feel like he feels. 'I'm still here for you and I'm going to meet that need because I know it's a need for you.' - Michelle

When you've missed [sex] for seven days, you look forward to it even more! - Michelle Duggar