Fresh out of rehab, Josh Duggar is digging deep into his hopes of getting his own reality show. After all, The Learning Channel (TLC) hooked his sisters up with a spinoff after they gave the family’s original show the axe.
2015 was a bad year for Josh — a year of truths and facing the music. The world found out about his dark secrets — from his admitted sexual molestation of his sisters to his recreational adultery online. TLC cancelled his family’s show 19 Kids and Counting after it was revealed that the fam covered up for their eldest — and he made it onto Washington Post’s list of the “15 People the Internet Hated Most in 2015.”
But still the former Washington lobbyist for the Family Research Council thinks he can make a comeback and is still a face television wants to showcase. He’s hoping to prey on sympathy and perpetuate rape culture by promoting things like forgiveness so he can make a buck.
“Josh is having Anna reach out to people like Dr. Phil and Megyn Kelly so he can have his mea culpa moment,” a source told Us Weekly, “If that goes well and people are sympathetic towards him, he is sure he can convince TLC to give him and Anna a spin-off — something to do with healing their marriage within Christian faith.”
He forgets, though, that even if TLC likes the idea — his family is not so desirable when it comes to advertisers these days, as ratings plateaued and Counting On started counting down towards cancellation earlier this month. The reality is this: advertisers aren’t even so eager to be featuring their products during his sisters’ show and they were the actual victims of his crimes. If he had spent less time online working on his Ashley Madison account and more time trying to understand how media actually works — he’d know that without advertisers, networks won’t run shows.
But he’s keeping his faith — so there’s that.
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