Can you imagine TLC without the Duggar family? That prospect nearly became reality with Josh Duggar’s molestation scandal in 2015, but the ensuing demise of 19 Kids and Counting gave rise to spin-off Counting On, which has been going strong ever since. Yet after rumors began swirling that the show had been canceled, "personal friends of the family" Lily and Ellie, the webmasters of The Original Duggar Family Fan Blog, revealed they officially have a return date — Feb. 26!
"This just in... Following the exciting announcement of Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo's pregnancy, the Duggar family has another tidbit of news to reveal. New episodes of Counting On return to TLC Monday, Feb. 26!" they wrote on Jan. 3.
Counting On’s sixth season concluded on Oct. 23 with Joseph Duggar’s wedding. In the months that followed, TLC made no mention of Season 7, but they had been dropping hints that it wasn't over. Not to mention, the show's official Facebook page billed that Oct. 23 installment as a "season finale," not as a "series finale."
That same month, Lily and Ellie wrote, "As of right now, a new season has not been announced," they wrote on Oct. 20. "But we will let you know as soon as it is," and that they did!
Previously, The Hollywood Gossip speculated that TLC would be calling it a day due to the show’s "plummeting ratings." Then again, this is the same site that predicted the show’s cancellation way back in Season 4. So it looks like they were a little off this time too!
Our take? We'd be surprised if TLC parted ways with the Duggars, well, ever — especially if they didn’t after the Josh Duggar bombshell two years ago. Can't wait!