Jill & Jessa Duggar: Planning Pregnancies to Boost Ratings?!

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Last week, a report that Jill and Jessa Duggar plan to get pregnant at the same time began to make its way around the Internet.

Jill, Jessa

The ladies themselves did little to dispel this rumor.

For starters, they played a role in kicking off the speculation when they hinted at their future pregnancy plans in the baby-centric season finale of Jill & Jessa: Counting On.

The episode showed the sisters taking a trip to an orphanage in El Salvador.

Not surprisingly, the questions of when and if they planned to expand their own families eventually came up.

The ladies played it coy at first, but it's clearly a topic they've spent a lot of time discussing.

When pressed about when they plan to bring more Dillards and Seewalds into the world, the girls exchanged a glance before Jessa offered a surprisingly specific response.

"I think we will probably be pregnant at the same time," Jill stated. "But to say who will be first, well Israel is older... so we will see."

Given how close Counting On came to get canceled during its first full season, perhaps it's not surprising that there are rumors the girls plan to conveniently get knocked up right around the Season 2 begins filming.

Ratings for the show have been solid thus far, but multiple advertisers have pulled away from Counting On due to the lingering controversy surrounding the Josh Duggar sex scandals.

The ratings boost that dual pregnancies would provide may be just what the family needs in order to keep TLC interested in bankrolling future seasons.

The idea of coordinating two pregnancies so that they can be captured by reality show cameras may seem ridiculous, but if the alternative was getting a real job for the first time in your life, what would you do? 

Watch Jill & Jessa: Counting On online for more questionable decisions from TV's most pious siblings.

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