Yesterday, rumors that Josh Duggar would soon be returning to television flooded social media.
Sources claimed the disgraced former reality star would offer a televised apology before joining to the cast of Jill & Jessa: Counting On.
It seemed too brazen and bizarre to be true, but In Touch (the tabloid that first broke the news of the Josh Duggar sex scandals) insisted that the family had concocted what it believed to be a foolproof plan - and that the network had plenty of reason to go along:
“The plan is for him to address everything he’s done," says one insider.
"What he has to say will be ratings gold, and TLC - and the Duggars - know it.”
But is one episode of ratings gold worth the possibility of inciting a boycott?
Apparently not, as People magazine is reporting today that the network has no intention of ever allowing Josh back on television.
A source for the magazine dismisses the rumors as "absolutely untrue" and insists execs have had zero contact with Josh regarding his career prospects.
Given that filming for Counting On Season 2 is reportedly already completed, we're inclined to believe them.
The episodes will reportedly focus largely on Jinger Duggar's courtship with Jeremy Vuolo, which was announced to fans last month.
Jill Duggar's return from El Salvador following a year of missionary work will also figure prominently.