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Counting On Canceled: Is This the Duggars’ Final Season on TV!?

All good things must come to an end, as the old saying goes. In other news, all reality TV shows eventually run their course.

Whether you love, hate or love to hate them, it’s been over a decade on TLC for the Duggars, a mightily impressive streak.

One that may be about to a conclusion.

As has been the case for the last 3-4 years, TLC is not making any public assurances regarding the future of Counting On.

Ever since 19 Kids & Counting was canceled and rebranded as Counting On, the Duggar family has been on very thin ice.

Just the same, the reality TV empire survived, thanks in large part to a pivot away from the parents to their oldest childen.

That, though, has left Jim Bob Duggar with a problem on multiple fronts, as both his kids and his employers may be done.

Yes, according to multiple reports, the Counting On stars are tired of TV and demanding time off from their handler (Jim Bob).

Soon, if TLC executives don’t pull the plug on the show for them, the young adults may put an end to the practice altogether.

Jill, Jessa, Joy-Anna and company are reportedly eager “to carry on with their lives,” and those who are still single agree.

One of the biggest reasons the kids don’t want the cameras following their every move is so they can court in peace.

Granted, Duggar courtship rules require chaperones at all times anyway, but younger siblings are different than TV crews.

At least one of them figured this out.

“John David kept his relationship quiet and hidden so he could enjoy time without press,” an insider explained last week.

Seen above with fiancee Abby Burnett, John David had been a sparse presence on Counting On for the last few years.

Clearly that was a calculated move.

To be clear, cancelation rumors have been swirling for years as Counting On declines in ratings and increases in controversy.

So far, a loyal fan base and an emerging group of younger stars and in-laws has kept the Duggars afloat. But for how long?

The network already had to fire Josh Duggar, and relegate Jim Bob and Michelle to very minor roles, after his sex scandals.

Facing even more pressure from advertisers, the network then also had to dispatch Jill Duggar’s husband Derick Dillard.

How many more hits can it take?

These days, Counting On mainly focuses on the marriages of Jinger and Jeremy, Joy-Anna and Austin, and Joe and Kendra.

All three young couples are striking out on their own, and have taken up the bulk of the screen time so far this summer.

It also features Josiah and John David, both of whom are are currently in relationships, and Jana Duggar, who is famously single.

(Unless you believe those rumors swirling around the 28-year-old “Cinderella” Duggar and BFF Laura DeMasie, above.)

In any case, with Jill out of the picture, there’s been another changing of the guard this summer, making for an uncertain future.

Jessa Duggar, who was also courting when 19 Kids first became Counting On, has begun to fade into the background as well.

The million-dollar question remains:

Is there enough interest in the new-new generation (call it Duggar 2.5) to sustain an entire show for another several years?

Perhaps they can continue to strike a precarious balance to keep the network, its advertisers, and themselves happy for now.

After all, they do need to make money … something they don’t exactly have the necessary skills or experience to help with.

We discussed earlier today how Jim Bob has robbed his daughters of careers at the same time he built this TV juggernaut.

How’s that for irony?

In any case, you can be sure that the Duggars are aware of this and won’t take the decision to pull the plug on the show lightly.

A source tells Radar that for now, the kids “will continue to film the show as long as they can because it is their biggest source of income.”

At the same time, though, they “need to time to focus on their families,” which may put them in direct conflict with their TLC gig.

That assumes TLC even wants to keep airing it, which is a different story, especially in light of some truly damaging scandals.

One more Derick Dillard comment about Jazz Jennings, or pretty much anything else, could put an end to that very, very fast.

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Lindsay Lohan Is “Canceled Forever” After Bashing #MeToo Movement

In a perplexing interview, Lindsay Lohan slammed the #MeToo movement … and said that coming forward with allegations of sexual abuse makes the accusers "look weak."

"I think by women speaking against all these things, it makes them look weak," Lindsay said. "When they are very strong women."

As if that weren't bad enough, she then went on to imply that maybe some of the young women shared harrowing stories of sexual harassment, abuse, and even rape were just in it for, you guessed it, "attention."

While that has been debunked time and time again, a lot of people were outraged and horrified.

We can only guess that they had forgotten that Lindsay had supported Harvey Weinstein, of all people, and encouraged his wife to stand by him.

Aisha Tyler, like so many others, took to social media to slam Lindsay.

When Aisha announced that Lindsay is canceled, it prompted a lot of discussion. Take a look:

1. Aisha Tyler said what many were thinking

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Aisha received a lot of thoughtful responses. And also a lot of less thoughtful replies.

2. A classic internet burn

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This is obviously a joke, poking fun at the fact that Lindsay hasn’t really been culturally relevant for about a decade.

3. Survivors spoke up

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This tweet is absolutely right — speaking up takes a tremendous amount of strength.

4. Others chimed in with support

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Speaking truth to power is a brave act.

5. As the young people say: we been knew

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In other words, Lindsay Lohan was canceled a long time ago, in this person’s eyes.

6. Others were more sympathetic

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A lot of people believe that Lindsay Lohan was just saying in the interview what she tells herself about her own life.

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Sara Gilbert: Of Course ABC Should Have Canceled Roseanne!

Thanks to ABC, Sara Gilbert is currently out of a job.

She no longer stars as Darlene on Roseanne because Roseanne no longer exists, not after executives quickly canceled Season 11 of the sitcom after Roseanne Barr got all racist on Twitter.

At this point, you must be familiar with the story, right?

Familiar with how Barr Tweeted a so-called joke about former White House advisor Valerie Jarrett that compared her to an ape and with how ABC finally had enough of her controversial viewpoints to give her and her show the axe?

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” wrote the network’s President in response to Barr’s remark.

From there, of course, pretty much everyone with a social media account chimed in on Roseanne and on the cancelation.

Gilbert among them.

“Roseanne’s recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show,” Tweeted the veteran actress, adding:

“I am disappointed in her actions to say the least.”

On Monday, during an episode of The Talk, Gilbert basically reiterated this stance.

“I would like to say that this has been a very difficult week,” the 43-year-old said to begin her commentary, adding on the subject:

“A lot of people have been hurt by this. I will say I am proud of the show we made.

“The show has always been about love, diversity and inclusion, and it’s sad to see it end in this way. I am sad for the people who lost their jobs in the process.

“However, I do stand behind the decision that ABC made.”

At various points, it has sounded as if Roseanne even agrees with the decision, having Tweeted last week that she doesn’t deserve anyone coming to her defense.

(She has since re-Tweeted many people coming to her defense, of course, and also blamed her racism on Ambien and said lots of other weird stuff.)

On yesterday’s program, meanwhile, Gilbert’s The Talk co-host, Sheryl Underwood, chimed in as follows:

“I’m really glad to hear you say that because as a black woman who is a comedian, I’m very, very proud of Channing Dungey, the president of ABC Entertainment.

“And as Spike Lee says, a lot of people came together to do the right thing and I’m happy to see that it was done swiftly.”

And then there was this from Julie Chen:

“Canceling the show so quickly sent a strong message and the right message, that’s for sure.”

On this point, most people seem to agree.

All this said, ABC may not be done with the Roseanne franchise.

In fact, the network is strongly considering a spinoff that would focus on Gilbert’s character of Darlene.

We hear that John Goodman would be interested in just such an idea, as would other castmates from the original series and also the rebooted version.

Aside from sticking it to Barr, a spinoff would save the jobs of approximately 200 people who worked on Roseanne.

Even Barr might have trouble finding something negative to say about that.

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