TLC Addresses Josh Duggar Scandal: "We Have Had Our Challenges"

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Up until yesterday, executives at TLC haven't said anything about Josh Duggar's scandals beyond a generic statement.

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Last May, it was revealed that Duggar molested young girls when he was 14.  

The network decided "not to move forward with" 19 Kids and Counting "after thoughtful consideration."

In August, Duggar admitted to cheating on his wife, Anna, after his email was found in a hacked data dump on cheating site, Ashley Madison.

Yesterday, though, TLC's executive producer and general manager Nancy Daniels finally addressed the elephant in the room.

“We have had our challenges.  As soon as we found out about [Josh Duggar], we did work with the family," Daniels said at 2016 Television Critics Association winter press tour panel, according to Us Weekly.

"These are people who had something happening in their lives a long time ago. 

“We took the show off the air and immediately connected with two well-respected agencies to figure out the appropriate response.

"And one of those responses was the documentary to put the word out about a situation that doesn't really get talked about."

Following Duggar's admission, TLC aired Breaking The Silence, a one-hour special about sexual abuse.

In December, a three-episode special, Jill & Jessa: Counting On, focused on the two married Duggar girls and how they are dealing with their brother's admission.

Now, rumor has it that a reality show is being developed for two other Duggar sisters, singletons Jana, 25 and Jinger, 22.  

A source claims that it will focus on "what it's like to be a single woman looking for love in a strictly religious home."

I'm hoping they break free and move to the big city.  Run, my lambs! Run!

"We are still considering doing more but haven't made a decision yet,” Daniels said about any upcoming Duggar projects.

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