Counting On Crisis: Duggars Facing Cancelation AGAIN?!

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As far as their careers as reality TV stars go, the Duggars have experienced more downs than ups over the past year.

There was a time when it looked as though the fall-out from the Josh Duggar sex scandals would be the nail in their reputation's coffin.

Somehow, some way, however, the family has managed to come back from one of the ugliest celebrity controversies in recent memory.

Duggar Family Photo: A Classic!

Of course, they were only able to re-enter the public eye after TLC canceled 19 Kids and Counting, and the family shipped Josh off for "treatment" at a "faith-based rehab facility."

Remarkably, sending their eldest off to chop wood in rural Illinois for six months was all it took for parents Jim Bob and Michelle to be forgiven by the Duggar faithful.

(Even though they admitted to being complicit in helping to conceal Josh's crimes from the authorities.)

These days, the Duggars are back on TV with Counting On, a series that nominally focuses on the the adult Duggar kids (with the obvious exception of Josh), but still heavily features Jim Bob and Michelle. 

At first, the Jim Bob and Michelle cameos rankled viewers, but the controversy seems to have died down, along with much of the outrage over previous Duggar indiscretions.

Duggar Family Promotes Counting On

But while fans may be happy to move on from the Duggars' scandalous recent past, the corporations whose advertisements keep the family on the air want little to do with the controversy-plagued clan.

Counting On has been losing advertisers since its debut last year, and the trend shows no sign of letting up.

The first wave to jump ship included such major brands as:

Pure Michigan, Verizon Wireless, Mattress Firm, Cici's Pizza, Choice Hotels, The UPS Store, and Whitewave foods.

Shortly thereafter, Credit Karma, Gazelle, and Wrigley cut ties with TLC due to concerns tied to the Duggars.

This week, Gerber Life, Hotwire, Trivago, and Thumbtack.com announced they'll no longer work with the network after finding out that their spots were aired during Counting On.

We have no idea what the hell Thumbtack.com is, but those first three are major losses for the network.

Duggars: Counting On Cast Photo

Who wants through an hour of television knowing the stubbly face of the Trivago Guy won't be making a single appearance?

Nobody, that's who.

We kid, of course, but the show's ongoing alienation of major ad buyers is no laughing matter for the Duggars, or for TLC.

Counting On has managed decent ratings throughout its first season and a half, but with advertising revenue, there is no show.

While the network will likely continue to promote the hell out of Counting On Season 2, with all the headaches that have accompanied this season, it seems an almost absolute certainty that the show won't be back for a third go-round.

Watch Counting On online to get caught up on what looks to be the Duggars' final season on television.

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Duggar Family Quotes

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

Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be available when he calls. - Michelle Duggar on saying yes (yes, and more yes) to sex