The Duggar Family’s Move to YouTube Has Fans Questioning the Fate of ‘Counting On’

The Duggar family’s television shows, 19 Kids and Counting and Counting On, have been on the air for so long, that they seem almost engrained in pop culture. Each year, without fail, the family returns to television. While some family followers find the series tedious and too saccharine for modern-day viewing, there is a large portion of viewers who still take some form of interest in what the family is up to. That doesn’t mean the show will last forever, and the Duggar kids’ interest in YouTube has made some followers question whether the series is doomed.

Jessa and Joy-Anna have both taken to YouTube in recent months

Several of the Duggar girls have taken an interest in YouTube lately. Jessa Duggar, for example, has been uploading videos reasonably regularly for months. In fact, her subscriber count continues to grow, and, if all goes well, she could absolutely create a revenue stream for her family via the content sharing platform.

She’s not the only one doing it, either. Joy-Anna Duggar has begun to upload videos on YouTube, too. While she spends much of her day caring for her son and working with her husband, Austin Forsyth, on his house flipping business, she seems to be finding more and more time to interact with her YouTube audience. Jill Duggar and Jana Duggar have also shown some interest in YouTube, albeit their posting schedule is far more unpredictable than Jessa’s posting schedule.

Joy-Anna Duggar’s pregnancy announcement on YouTube struck some viewers as odd

Joy-Anna is expecting a baby girl, following her July 2019 miscarriage. Followers of the family were happy to hear doctors gave her and Austin the okay, and everything seems to be fine with the upcoming baby. The decision to announce the pregnancy on YouTube, however, struck some followers as strange.

Traditionally, the Duggar family would reserve sharing such information with the world for their television series. Lauren Swanson, who married Josiah Duggar in 2018, for example, shared her pregnancy announcement on Counting On. As did several other Duggars. Joy-Anna’s decision to go rouge and upload her video to YouTube has some fans questioning whether or not the series has been canceled.

Is Counting On renewed or canceled?

The sudden interest in YouTube could spell doom for the Duggar family’s reality TV show, but it doesn’t look like TLC will be packing it in just yet. According to TV Show Ace, Jinger Duggar and her husband, Jeremy Vuolo, teased the upcoming season of the series on Instagram by showing film crews following them around.

With that being said, that doesn’t mean the cameras will continue rolling forever. In fact, many fans believe this will likely be the last season of the series unless something really exciting happens. At this point, fans have seen more than enough courtships, marriages, and pregnancy announcements to last a lifetime. TLC is not a network that announces its cancellations and renewals often. Often, shows that are canceled just cease to exist, and fans are informed of an upcoming season in the weeks before the official premiere date. For now, fans will need to wait and see what happens, but there is a growing library of YouTube content for fans who prefer to keep up with the supersized family.