Monday, May 7, 2018

New Episodes Return in 12 Weeks

 Jana Duggar
Jana Duggar

Duggar news may be at a standstill right now, but things are about to pick up. Between Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson's wedding (date not made public), Joseph and Kendra Duggar's June 17th due date, and Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo's mid-July due date, there are plenty of exciting announcements coming your way.

We know you all are eager for new episodes of Counting On to start back up on TLC. The Duggars are slated to return to reality TV on Monday, July 30th, at 9pm ET/8pm CT. Stay tuned for promos!

Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo and Jeremy Vuolo
Jinger (Duggar) Vuolo and Jeremy Vuolo

Photos courtesy DCL/TLC

125 comments:

  1. I'm glad to see Jana wearing such an attractive outfit.

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    1. Jana always wears nice things.

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    2. They said at one point that the wardrobe people @ the TLC promo shoots provide those clothes.

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  2. Time 11:06am
    Happy Monday May 7th 18 Cant wait for new episodes coming soon.
    cant wait for L & J s wedding. Wonder what J & J will name there baby girl. love this family & The bates.

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    1. I think they'll name their daughter Natalie, or even Nicole (Jinger's middle name is Nicole). They both go well with Vuolo.

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    2. Really? I'm pretty sure Jinger's middle name is Lauren. (Remembering the wedding proposal use of her whole name)

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    3. It's Jessa Lauren and Jinger Nicole.

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    4. It's Jinger Nicole and Jessa Lauren

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    5. You are thinking of Jessa.

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    6. Nana, that’s Jessa

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    7. Jessa's middle name is Lauren. Jinger's is Nicole.

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    8. Jessa’s middle name is Lauren.

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    9. nana -Jessa’s middle name is Lauren. Jomher’s Is Nicole

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    10. @Nana "Lauren" is the middle name of Jessa.

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    11. Angela. SingletonMay 9, 2018 at 12:40 PM

      Natalie nicole is a beautiful name for Jinger s baby

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    12. Oohh...Lauren Vuolo would be a pretty name! It would honor Jessa as well. Lauren Nicole would be nice.

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    13. Since Lauren is about to be their in law, I doubt they’ll name her that

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  3. Yes. Babies will be born and a wedding. Should make for quite a season.

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    1. Wait, I've already seen that season!

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  4. It’s so far away! I don’t like it.
    Josiah and Lauren will be married before that date, and I’m the show we haven’t even been interoduced to her. Plus, based on the promo video, the season finale will be Josiah asking her to start a courtship. The show is so far behind it’s starting to get annoying

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    1. The show is pretty much running on fumes now. Except for a set of die hard fans people have been drifting away to shows that aren't so stale.

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    2. I agree that it is a big disappointment that the show is so far behind. It was also disappointing that the last "season" was only like 4 or 5 episodes.

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    3. TLC may be a cable network, Counting On is filmed and produced by a much smaller company. Filming and editing takes time, they simply don’t have the resources that be as timely as we would like them to be. Other reality shows are behind real time as well announcing pregnancies when the babies have all ready been born.

      I’m happy to watch the show what ever time line is presented, keep them coming TLC!

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    4. Hog wash TLC has the resources I think they don't want to do as much talking as it's required but that too is there prorogative

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    5. It isn't just this show, it's all TLC shows. Little People Big World, the Little Couple etc. the shows are filmed about 6 months ahead.

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    6. Well said Kathy Borders! Being behind the times is just how it is for most reality TV shows that feature families doing a variety of different things. But many of us enjoy the episodes anyway. I am looking forward to the new season.

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    7. You saw how fast TLC aired one of those weddings, like a week or so after it happened. So it can be done. They could keep up with events.

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    8. Well. We're I am living, were just started on the season where Joy is getting married and Joe is courting. As much as I would love to purchase the next season to watch it online, I am unable to because I don't have a credit card issued by an American bank. 😜

      If anyone knows of a way for me to purchase with a European credit card, feel free to let me know.

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    9. Actually TLC is right on track with a normal scedule. It’s the Duggars who speed things up like crazy.

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    10. Sister Wives is just as far behind if not more. It's not just Counting On, it's all reality tv. In the past, the family wasn't so active on social media so we didn't know what was happening until the show aired.

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    11. The Duggars should give up the show and just go with the social media. The show has become boring because everything interesting has already been posted online somewhere.

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    12. I think the show is purposefully dragging out the Josiah / Lauren storyline because it's rather obvious this could be the last Duggar courtship / wedding to take place for a while. JD and Jana don't seem interested, and the other children are a tad too young for actual marriage. I do hope no one feels pressured to start up a relationship just for the sake of the show.

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  5. I'd love to see what the adult, non-marrieds are doing with themselves these days. Would you consider doing a post about them?

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    1. They only seem to value those getting married or having babies.

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    2. Lily and Ellie know the Duggars personally. I'm sure they don't just value those getting married or having babies.

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  6. I can’t wait

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  7. Can't wait. Counting On and Bringing Up Bates are my favorite shows.

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  8. I'm glad Counting On is returning, love watching the show...Jane

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  9. Does that mean that Jana news is in a standstill and maybe she is courting. I hope so only if that's what Jana wants.

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    1. I doubt that Jana is courting. I don't mean to be a kill joy but she doesn't seem interested in courting and her ever present family is not conducive to that anyway.

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    2. Jana might just be a person who enjoys being single. They believe that there will never be a reason to divorce no matter what the spouse does so maybe she is afraid that she might be stuck with a real deviant knucklehead who let his true colors ou untilt after marriage..lol. Therefore being single spares her from that.

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    3. Why would she want to be single when it means not being able to leave home, and not considered to be an adult yet? In the real world it's fine for a woman to be single, get a job, go away to school, have your own place, etc. But not in the Duggar world, and that is what their show is all about. How they "do things a bit differently" si the theme

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  10. Just for fun...

    1. What does everyone think Joseph and Kendra will name their son?

    2. What does everyone think Jeremy and Jinger will name their daughter?

    My guesses...

    River Joseph Duggar and Charlotte Ann Vuolo

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    1. I don't get the appeal to guessing baby names. It's an an endless well of possibilities, like trying to win the lottery.

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    2. 3:53, because it’s fun and harmless. That being said I don’t see Joseph and Kendra naming their son River lol
      Joe Jr, Adam, or Caleb
      Rose, Violet, Jael, or Zara

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    3. River? Are you serious. I can't imagine them doing that.

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    4. My guess of River stems from Kendra’s love of water, plus her age. I could see her going with something more trendy. So, yes, I’m serious in my guess. It’s fun to try and guess. - OP

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    5. I don’t see Caleb, just because that is the name the Duggar’s gave the miscarried baby between Josh and Jana & John David. I think Biblical is a strong possibility, maybe something along the lines of Abel, Asher, Levi, Luke, Noah, Silas or Titus. Maybe they’ll surprise us and go with the surname as a first name trend and name him Caldwell, “Cal” for short. Like I previously said, it’s fun trying to guess. - OP

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    6. I will guess just for fun! Okay, Joe and Kendra will either name their son Paul, or Paul will be the middle name, since that is Kendra's father's name. They might choose David Paul Vuolo, if they go with Paul as the middle name. I think Paul is a great name for a first son. Jeremy and Jinger may also look to the Bible for a name, and Keziah is mentioned as a beautiful daughter of Job. Their daughter will surely be beautiful!

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    7. 10:54, I forgot that was what they named him😥

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    8. 10:47, even though Kendra is young she doesn’t seem “trendy”. I’d see them going for a more “normal” name. Now Jinger and Jeremy I could see doing a cool different sounding name!

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    9. David Paul Vuolo; funny. I think Duggar would be more appropriate😁

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    10. Oops, I meant David Paul Duggar, not Vuolo.

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    11. I will guess Olivia or Emma for J and J. Grace could be the middle name. Noah or Lucas (Luke) for Lauren and Joseph's.

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    12. Jim Bob Duggar Jr.

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    13. 8:56PM: Kendra and Joseph

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    14. 6:45, unless Jim Bob is the father, he won’t be named Jim bob jr. I think he could be named Jim Bob the second (I hope not) Of course your comment could be sarcasm, in which case, never mind😁

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  11. I enjoy the show, but they need to get closer to current time. It does get boring watching every little thing with the weddings. Spice it up.

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    1. Even Little People Big World is more than 7 months behind. They just showed the granddaughter's birthday and that happened last September.

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    2. 2:40 AM: OOOPS, I meant "birth", not "birthday"

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  12. i'm assuming you'll take pictures at the wedding for us, right? can't wait to see pics!

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    1. I wonder if Lauren is also going to go with a custom Renee Miller gown. it's fun to see Miss Renee in action trying to please each bride with a dress that truly honors each lady. I predict Lauren will choose a romantic lace gown, with lovely long sleeves. She will look beautiful in whatever she chooses, for her beauty shines through in the photos we've seen. If she doesn't go with lace then I see her in a sheath style dress, with an elegant ribbon or belt. Can't wait to see!

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    2. 7:32, lol long sleeves in Arkansas summer heat? I don’t think so

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    3. Can't these girls find some deserving dressmaker in their local area? I don't understand why they have to travel for a wedding dress. Surely they could support their local community by buying there, instead of going to all the time and expense of going out of state.

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    4. Yes! Shop local!!

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    5. 3:52 PM: I know. Renee's shop is 700 miles away!

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    6. This is her wedding dress! Let the girl get it from wherever she wants, good grief!

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    7. Renee appeared out of the blue on this show. There must be more back story...

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    8. Yes 12:02 I have a feeling she was a family friend or a friend through church or some sort of connection to get her on the show. And you can tell she's thrilled to be a TV star now.

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  13. I guess Australian fans will be waiting quite a while yet =(

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  14. Yay I can’t wait! I wish the WHOLE Family would come back!

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  15. I AM SO EXITING ABOUT ,THE COMING SHOE BACK , I COUNTING THE DAYS . PRAYING FOR ALL , THE FAMILY , SORRY FOR CAPS , I HAVE A PROUBLEM SEEING

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    1. SAYING A PRAYER FOR YOUR SIGHT, BILLIE.

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  16. Gentlemen, come and sweep Jana off her feet!

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    1. Or gentlemen stay away and let Jana sweep her own feet, which I'm sure she would be fully capable of if allowed to move out of the house.

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    2. While the old adage "swept off her feet" sounds romantic and fairy tale-like, finding a husband is no guarantee of happiness or fulfillment. My only wish for Jana, or any young woman, is to have the opportunity to pursue whatever interests or dreams she has, without pressure to conform to the ideals and expectations of others. Happiness starts within yourself and you cannot expect someone else to provide it.

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    3. Haha, 4:24. Somehow sweeping your own feet doesn't have the same appeal as having a man sweep you off your feet!

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    4. You'd better know how to sweep yourself off your feet, man or no man, or you're going to have a pretty unhappy life, always looking to someone else to make you happy.

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  17. Can't wait!!!

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  18. That is 2 whole months away! I was hoping for May originally but when there wasn’t an announcement date I was at least hoping for June! Not the end of July. Hopefully this season will at least last longer then the last one. :)

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  19. Why is it so long before the next season? Why can't it be a short break and the back on again?!?!

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    1. It probably has something to do with the fact, that TLC, has a lot of different shows, to rotate through a limited set of time slots.

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  20. I thought theybwere suppose to be back at the end of May? What happened?

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  21. What does Jana "want"?

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  22. It would be nice to see Jill back.

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    1. Jill and Derick have no desire to be on the show and they have found their calling elsewhere. They do not feel that TLC is a suitable place for their ministry.

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    2. Maybe more of the couples will finally decide to do the same thing.

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  23. what new things are there? nothing same old boring thing will not be watching them. sorry time to end this show.

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    1. All the show is about is the race the young adult Duggars engage in. Brief courtship, short engagement, marriage and immediate parenthood. Only Jinger delayed parenthood and that was due to Jeremy's influence. It seems so trite and rather inane to me. I don't watch, I just follow them on the blog.

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  24. My all-time favorite show with the Bates' being second! I'm thrilled every time I hear they're renewed for another season.

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  25. I wonder if it's a clue about the wedding date, since the wedding was mentioned before the baby's being due. I hope that Josiah and Lauren get married very soon...maybe even this coming weekend....but maybe not since it's Mother's Day weekend....maybe the next weekend, then. It's just so exciting!

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    1. Yes, I thought that too especially as the lovely Ellie who so kindly writes this blog will be invited!

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  26. TIRED OF SEEING JUST WEDDINGS THAT ARE ALREADY DONE AND OVER .WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE NEW BABYS ,JINGER AS A MOM CANT WAIT.A LITTLE EXCITEMENT WOULD BE NICE,NO MORE WEDDING RERUNS.

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    1. I love the show but it would be nice to see more.

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    2. All of the weddings are different. I enjoy seeing all of them. The wedding planning gives us a chance to know each bride better.

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  27. My guess is that josiah's wedding will be on the weekend before the new season starts. Also it would be after kendra ans jinger give birth.

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    1. Joe & Kendra got married just days before Anna gave birth to Mason. So it's possible that Josiah & Lauren could get married before Kendra and Jinger give birth!

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  28. I think Josiah wedding is before the babies are born.

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    1. It seems likely as Duggars tend to have very short engagements.

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  29. No, all the Duggar engagements are around 3 months and Josiah & L have been engaged nearly 10 wks already so wedding will be before the end of May.

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    1. I agree. Although the date hasn't been announced I'm sure it's scheduled. The Swansons are in town and the pre wedding parties are happening. My guess is last weekend of May or first weekend in June.

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  30. I wish the Counting On episodes were available on DVD.. any plans on doing that?

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  31. Many of these comments show very unrealistic expectations of a TV show, especially those of the "reality" variety. Some fans long for the "old days", as in the Duggars' first episodes. Others are disappointed that not enough coverage is given to certain family members or are unhappy with content. Some fans go so far as to claim the Duggars are somehow being discriminated against by TLC for their Christian beliefs. It should come as no surprise that the entertainement industry has a long history of being very fickle, because profitability is the name of their game. Shows change and come and go all the time. Things wind down, they end at some point. Move on, folks.

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    1. This show is making everyone cranky now, even the oldest fans. There's your sign, TLC.

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    2. Yup! We're done. The Duggars have run their course. Nothing fresh, nothing honest; allow the family to go about their lives privately.

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    3. I don’t want to see Josh, but I think if it’s kids were on the show it would be more interesting, they were all fun to watch. I’d like to see them interacting with the younger Duggar kids, and grandkids

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  32. I heard the wedding is June 30th.

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  33. Maybe Jana can help an older relative like a great aunt or second cousin and move in with them. She’d get some breathing room and gain a little healthy independence. Her parents could be reassured as she’d be living with a relative and serving someone in need.

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    1. Why do you think Jana should become some sort of caregiver to an elderly relative? She's been taking care of her younger siblings her entire life and needs a break from that sort of responsibility. Trading one set of caregiving for another isn't going to give her much of a life.

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    2. Are you serious? Jana doesn't need to be of "service" to an elderly relative. She needs a life of her own without serving family members as sort of unpaid caregiver.

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    3. I'm sure she has enough money from the shows to move out on her own. Maybe, fear is holding her back!

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    4. She could get even more breathing room by moving into a place to call her own. If she wants to be a caregiver, she could get paid for it by finding a job in that field.

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    5. What I meant by my original post was this could be an opportunity for Jana to live with someone familiar, not to be a home health aide. “Helping” would be typical shared roommate responsibilities like washing dishes, not physical health caretaking.

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  34. I'm so happy they're returning July 30th. I love the show. I have been watching the Duggar's since 2004 and always look forward to a new season. I can't wait until Jackson get his drivers license. I would love to see what the other kids are doing. Natasha B.

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  35. I think this show is suffering the same fate as most shows that feature children do. The children have outgrown their roles that made the original show appealing. The endless round of weddings, pregnancies and births have become rather boring except to the most devoted Duggar fans.

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  36. How about interviewing Grandma Duggar?

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  37. Every time I see Jana on TV it looks like she's hiding some deep dark pain that she doesn't want to talk about. She is always so circumspect with her comments on camera. I think this is part of why viewers are so anxious to see her doing something that makes her a happy adult, whether it's a job or marriage. Anything but the same stay-at-home Jana who doesn't want to discuss anything and seems a little melancholy.

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    1. I agree. While she may have a smile on her face, her eyes don't agree.

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    2. Interesting take on Jana. I think she needs to put some distance from her family and carve out a life of her own. She's not living up to "family expectations" of getting married and having children. That must be difficult for her.

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    3. "Reticent" is the word that comes to mind when I see Jana on TV. It must be really hard to have to live at home while your siblings are pairing off and starting families. I will never believe that these kids are allowed to move out when single if they want to. Jana has had plenty of opportunities to leave if it really were an option. Something is keeping her there, whether it's parental pressure, expectations, rules, fear, or a feeling that she's not worthy of living a single life. It's becoming more clear each year, unfortunately. The hobbies (garden and hen house) are just that, hobbies to fill time and try to fill a void. If anyone needs to be a trailblazer and leave the house while single, it's Jana! What a role model she would be for the rest of them! Maybe this upcoming season will shed some light on this. I really don't want to see Jana trying to smile for the camera again, when her heart isn't in it.

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    4. We are all rooting for you, Jana! We feel your pain and wish you a happy life filled with love and fulfillment.

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