Counting On Season 7 Preview: The Duggars Need EXTRA Chaperones!

Well, it’s almost that time of year.

A new season of Counting On is nearly upon us, and it seems longtime viewers may be in for some surprises:

Now, that may seem impossible as not a day goes by without the family revealing some sort of courtship, marriage, or pregnancy news on social media.

But like the Kardashians before them, the Duggars are savvy enough to keep some details of their lives under wraps so that fans still need to tune into their reality show to get the full story.

Case in point – who would’ve guessed we would ever hear the Duggars admitting to their need for additional chaperones?

As fans of the family are no doubt aware, Duggar courtship rules forbid just about all forms of physical contact before marriage.

But it seems the dating guidelines aren’t always so easy to enforce. 

Joseph Duggar and Kandra Caldwell got married back in September, but the early episodes of CO S7 find them in the final weeks of their engagement.

And it seems they’re not finding it easy to keep their hands to themselves.

“I would say when you’re engaged you almost need more chaperones because you’re getting closer,” Kendra tells the camera.

“The desires are getting stronger.”

It’s interesting that the Duggars would choose to acknowledge the harsh nature of their dating directives, as they’ve been a source of controversy in recent months, due in large part to the “shotgun wedding” rumors surrounding Joy-Anna Duggar.

Speaking of Joy-Anna, she appears in the trailer and reminds fans of just how difficult the ultra-strict Duggar courtship rules can be on a young couple.

“During our relationship, all the way up to our wedding day, we have never been alone together,” Joy-Anna explains.

“So it was really amazing being on our honeymoon and just being by ourselves.”

And all this candor isn’t the only thing that’s different about season 7.

As many fans have pointed out, the promotional materials released contain some noteworthy absences.

Jill Duggar and husband Derick Dillard are nowhere to be seen, but that’s not unexpected, as Derick was fired by TLC after making inappropriate comments about fellow network star Jazz Jennings on social media.

What is surprising is that OG Duggars Jim Bob and Michelle appear to be MIA.

Viewers have speculated that the show is returning to its roots by focusing on Jim Bob and Michelle’s eldest children, rather than on Jim Bob and Michelle themselves.

Perhaps Jessa Duggar best summarizes what fans can expect from the long-anticipated seventh season of Counting On:

“We’ve had a lot of exciting things happen in our family in the last few months, and you never know what’s around the corner,” she says.

That may be a bit of an exaggeration, but the once uber-predictable Duggars have actually been throwing fans some curveballs lately.

But if it all sounds a bit overwhelming, fear not:

There’s still some boring BS about Jeremy Vuolo moving books into his office, or something.

That should be enough to slow you heart rate back down.

Watch Counting On online to get caught up in time for the show’s February 26 premiere.


Counting On 2018 Preview: What Can We Expect From the Duggars This Year?

As always, the rumors and speculation surrounding the Duggars in the lead-up to the return of Counting On are off the proverbial chain.

Will Josiah's second try at courtship last? Will Jessa and Ben adopt or get pregnant? Will Josh (or Jill) ever be seen on camera again?

Will Joy-Anna finally put the shotgun wedding rumors to rest by virtue of having her baby nine months or more after she tied the knot?

These questions and more will be answered in the upcoming season of Counting On, starting Monday, February 26 on the TLC network.

Here's a look at some storylines we expect to see on the always-controversial reality hit, along with some we certainly hope to.

1. Center of Attention

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The network’s first promotional image for the new season speaks volumes in terms of who’s featured and who’s absent. Derick Dillard is persona non grata, and it looks like wife Jill will be MIA with him. With just weeks to go before welcoming her first child, it looks like Joy-Anna will get the bulk of the screen time.

2. Joy’s Bundle of Joy

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Joy is set to give birth any day now. (The Duggars have kept her due date a secret, a move that’s made fans suspect she got pregnant out of wedlock.) While viewers might have to wait until next season to see her child enter the world, the bulk of her pregnancy will likely be featured in the upcoming string of new episodes.

3. Jana Courting

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From Tim Tebow to Lawson Bates and Jonathan Hartono, and from Jacob Wilson to Caleb Williams, eldest daughter Jana has been linked to many available men over the years. Yet none of these courtship rumors have ever come to fruition. Will this be the year for the fair Cinderella Duggar? Or will we be treated to more gripping footage of Jana working in the garden and slaving away taking care of Anna and Josh’s brood?

4. A Bun in Jinger’s Oven

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Joy’s not the only one with a baby on the way! Jinger Duggar is expecting her first child sometime in 2018. The Counting On production schedule usually puts the show 2-3 months behind, so expect to see her share her big news late in the season.

5. Speaking of the Vuolos…

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Of course, fans are already wondering if we’ll be seeing much of Jinger at all this season. She and husband Jeremy Vuolo live in Laredo, Texas, and between his work as a minister and her pregnancy, they may not have the opportunity to travel to Arkansas to spend time with her family very often.

6. A Kid For Kendra

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Joseph Duggar and his wife, Kendra Caldwell, are soon to welcome their first child, as well. In the past, Counting On has struggled to find an entire season’s worth of storylines. We don’t think that will be an issue this time around, especially since…

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KUWTK Preview: Khloe Drops the Baby Bomb!

Yes, folks, Khloe Kardashian is pregnant.

This isn't exactly news to anyone that reads the Internet and/or cares about developments within the First Family of Reality Television.

But it also hasn't been confirmed by Khloe or anyone actually in said family.

At least not yet.

In the following extended trailer for upcoming episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, however, we get a sneak peek at what we're pretty sure is Khloe's big reveal.

Toward the end of the trailer, various close friends and family members gather together for some kind of party at what we think is Kris Jenner's home.

Then – suddenly! – a chorus of stunned exclamations erupts, hinting at some significant news.

“Did you not know?” Kim Kardashian asks her mom, who acts all surprised and screams "NO!"

"Oh my God!” yells a psyched Kourtney Kardashian, who has three kids of her own.

Khloe's BFFs, Malika and Khadijah Haqq, are also present and they wrap their arms around their beloved pal after the baby bombshell explodes.

(Khloe is believed to be expecting a boy with long-time boyfriend Tristan Thompson; we hear he is due early this spring.)

Elsewhere in the trailer:

  • Kylie Jenner, who is also pregnant, is mysteriously absent.
  • However, Kris answers a phone call from her at one point, gets all confused and concerned, and asks if someone ought to be "arrested."
  • There's a confrontation between Khloe and Kris' lover, Corey Gamble.
  • And major drama between Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna over the custody of their daughter.
  • There's a Scott Disick sighting.
  • And a Tristan Thompson sighting, as the basketball player encourages Khloe by referring to her as a "pit bull."

Oh, and there's also a scene in which Kris dresses like this:

“I swear to God,” says Kris at one point. “I’m going to lock myself in a funny farm.”

We wish she wouldn't tease us like that.

The midseason finale of Keeping Up with the Kardashians airs this Sunday, December 17; and all-new episodes return January 7 at 9/8c.

Get a look at the drama on tap now!

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Real Housewives of New Jersey Preview: She’s Back, B-tches!

The worst women on television are nearly back.

Bravo has released the first trailer for The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 8, which will premiere on October 22 and which will feature returning cast members Teresa Giudice, Siggy Flicker, Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania.

It will also introduce viewers to Margaret Josephs, who “beats to her own drum,” according to Siggy.

Oh, and Danielle Staub is also making her return to the franchise. We wish we were making that up.

“I'm back bitches,” Staub says at one point, while we also see her doing her signature leg spread on the beach, prompting Melissa to shout:

“This is why she was engaged 19 times!"

The upcoming season will also depict Teresa dealing with the loss of her mother and facing a bit of backlash from her kids over her recent prison stint.

Joe Giudice will be in jail and Melissa and Joe Gorga will purchase a restaurant. There also appears to be some major conflict on tap between Dolores and Danielle.

How do we know?

"You're f-cking liar. I never said that. You're a lying scumbag," Dolores says to Danielle's face in the trailer below.

That's how we know.

Loyal followers, those who watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey online in between seasons, recall that Giudice once referred to Staub as a "prostitution whore."

So it will be interesting to see how those ladies get along. Or fail to get alone.

Check out the extended, dramatic teaser below and take note:

The Real Housewives of New Jersey: How They Got Here special airs Tuesday, August 22 at 9:30 p.m. EST.

Will you tune in for it? And/or for Season 8 in general?

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Game of Thrones Photo Preview: Holy Flaming Sword!

If you're a Game of Thrones fan, you've been probably been carefully avoiding spoilers all this week, thanks to the latest installment being leaked online.

We're not about to hit you with the episode's big twist (we hear it's a doozy), but we will show yu the first official photos (i.e. the stuff HBO wanted to release) from "Beyond the Wall."

As usual you can watch Game of Thrones online at TV Fanatic if you need to get caught up.

But don't go looking for this week's episode just yet.

We leave the piracy to Euron Greyjoy.

1. Jon and Snow

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Hey, it’s Jon Snow in the snow! They’re not being too subtle with the fire and ice imagery this season, are they?

2. Lightbringer

It’s Beric Dondarrion and his awesome flaming sword. There’s no way he won’t be doing something cool with it.

3. Jon Snow’s Suicide Squad

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The Jon and company going north of the Wall storyline is kind of ridiculous. But it’s gonna result in so much badassery.

4. Sansa and Brienne Get Down to Business

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Brienne hasn’t killed anyone all season. Maybe Sansa will finally let her loose on Littlefinger.

5. Snow Battle!

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Yes, Jon and his crew will be battling White Walkers in a blizzard. If you’re not excited, something may be severely wrong with you.

6. Tormund Is Ready For Battle

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Actually, that’s sort of redundant. Tormund is always ready for battle.

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Game of Thrones Picture Preview: This Means War!

Dany and Tyrion lost the battle on Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 3.

But will they lose the war?

As depicted in the first promo for this Sunday's "The Spoils of War," Cersei will be intent on finishing the job when this HBO epic returns, while Dany admits her side is losing and Jon Snow continues to plead his case about the White Walkers.

Based on the following photos, Podrick will also return, as will a disgraced Theon, while Sansa will have a lot to ponder and Jaime will reunite with Bronn.

Check out a bunch of official network photos now!

1. Surveying the Kingdoms

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Cersei surveys the map and plots her next move in this scene from Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4.

2. Hey, It’s Theon!

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Is he actually taking action and not running away from a battle? Amazing!

3. Jaime and Bronn

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Jaime and Bronn are reunited… and it feels so good? Probably not for the foes of these two expert swordsmen.

4. What to Do Now?

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Dany and Tyrion need to reverse their recent fortunes. The former has admitted they are losing the war.

5. Heroes Collide

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Jon Snow and Dany have finally met. But will they be able to work out an alliance?

6. A Man Ashamed

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Theon abandoned his sister when she needed him most. Will he be able to come to her rescue?

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Game of Thrones Preview: New Footage, Old (SCARY!) Enemy

The enemy is real. It's always been real.

So intones Jon Snow in a new trailer for Game of Thrones Season 7, which kicks off on July 16 on HBO and which will serve as the beginning of the end for this beloved drama.

The network has confirmed that the battle for the Seven Kingdoms will wrap up next summer, leaving fans wondering what could possibly be on tap over the next several episodes.

And now we may have an answer or two.

In the following new footage, Rhaegar Targaryen’s valiant son acting like a politician.

Now isn't the time for partisan divide, he basically says. We better work together or else winter will come for us all.

"For centuries, our families fought together against their common enemy," he says. "Despite their differences, together. We need to do the same if we’re going to survive.”

This new teaser provides fans with an up-close-and-personal look at the very threat Snow describes here, as the Night King and his frozen underlings strike a frightening shadow over all of our favorites from the HBO drama.

(Seriously, there nearly all present in this two-minute sneak peek.)

Along with Snow hoping his friends and even his enemies heed his warning, Sansa Stark also get in some narrating below.

She talks about the winter and how it's coming and how everyone is more or less screwed as a result.

"When the snows fall, and the white wind blows, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives…" she says.

What about Dany? Tyrion? The fight for the Iron Throne? 

It's all covered, or at least hinted at, in the video below.

(It's also all covered in these Game of Thrones Season 7 spoilers, which you're very welcome to peruse if you want some inside, early information.)


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Alaskan Bush People Preview: The Biggest Challenge Yet

The Discovery Channel has given us more insight into Alaskan Bush People Season 7.

Specifically, the network has given us more insight into the main challenge the Browns will face as they embark on final set of their reality show episodes.

Without mentioning the actual word "cancer," the extended trailer below teases significant health problems for family matriarch Ami.

For several weeks now, the Internet has been abuzz with talk that Ami is very ill and is even somewhere in the lower United States, receiving treatment.

(This is only major news because the Browns are famous for rarely leaving their isolated section of Alaska; they sometimes go months without having contact with anyone outside their family.)

In the sneak peek here, which was originally shared on the official Alaskan Bush People Facebook page, relatives bring Ami to the hospital.

In a different clip, Ami chokes up while telling husband Billy that they survived a sinking boat with babies, so whatever she’s going through… whatever:

She’s tough enough to handle it.

Elsewhere, Ami’s son, Gabe, tells the camera:

“We’ve worried so much and we’ve waited so long that just, I don’t really have any thoughts left.”

Back in the bush, meanwhile, Matt tells Noah: “That’s just our lives are changing. We’re closing down and moving out.”

This follows what Ami tells Billy when she also teases a major move for her and her loved ones: "We’ll shut the book on the forest, and we’ll open a new book."

But will Ami be around to read it? No one really knows how serious her diagnosis is.

Consider the official synopsis for the next all-new episode, however:

The displaced Browns struggle through a devastating transition while Ami undergoes testing due to recent health concerns.

Meanwhile, Browntown is under the care of a lone protector, as Noah braves the dangers of the wilderness to defend the homestead.

Check out the revealing trailer below and join us in wishing Ami Brown the best.

We hope she pulls through.

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Teen Mom Reunion Preview: Everybody Hates Farrah!

Though it won’t air for several weeks, another Teen Mom reunion show was filmed in New York City over the weekend.

Fortunately for those who literally can’t wait to see how the annual sit-down unfolded, it was taped before a live studio audience, and some of the folks on hand have no regard for non-disclosure agreements.

As usual, there were conflicts and drama and lots of mellow-voiced platitudes doled out by legitimate medical professional turned reality TV quack-for-hire, Dr. Drew Pinksy. 

And of course, there was Farrah.

As usual, the other girls refused to appear on stage with Farrah due to the fact that they flat-out don’t like her.

That may sound like bullying, mean girl behavior, but Farrah has given the gals plenty of reason to avoid associating with her whenever possible.

In fact, it was at last year’s reunion that a fight between Abraham and Amber Portwood resulted in a physical altercation involving the men in their lives.

So it’s possible the other ladies kept their distance out of concern for their own safety.

But while there was no confrontation between the controversial sex tape star and the rest of the cast, Farrah still found cause to get upset, at one point reportedly storming out of the studio and refusing to continue her one-on-one interview with Dr. Drew.

Witnesses say Farrah was talked into returning, but broke down in tears shortly after resuming the interview.

As for the rest of the cast, it seems there’s no shortage of drama in their lives, either:

Amber Portwood confirmed that she’s called off her engagement to Matt Baier, but insists she has not broken up with him.

In fact, she reportedly told Pinksy that she’s confident she and Baier can get “back on track” with their relationship.

Maci Bookout opened up about Ryan Edwards’ addiction issues, and sources say she and Edwards’ wife, Mackenzie Standifer, both seemed to be on the same page with regard to his need for treatment:

“There was back and forth between Maci and Mackenzie, but no yelling or anything like that,” says one audience member.

“They talked about Ryan and his drug issues. Ryan is in rehab and has been in there about two weeks,” said a source. “They also said he’s doing well.”

Over the weekend, it was confirmed that Edwards has checked into rehab to seek treatment for unspecified substance abuse issues.

It was also revealed that Edwards married Standifer in low-key ceremony last month, but that was reportedly not discussed at the reunion.

Watch Teen Mom online to get caught up in time for what sounds like a drama-packed finale.


The Bachelorette Preview: Blood! Tears! Infidelity!

If you scroll through our section of The Bachelorette spoilers, you will learn who wins the heart of Rachel Lindsay over the next several weeks.

You will know exactly who proposes later this summer.

But you will NOT know who makes Rachel cry

You will NOT know who ends up with a bloody face

You will NOT know who gets called out for being on the show for the "wrong reasons.:"

You will NOT know the identity of the men who swap spit with this beautiful attorney over the next few episodes.

You will NOT know who strips all the way down in a hot tub.

You will NOT know the gorgeous locales ABC sends Lindsay and her suitors off to during the course of this season.

You will NOT know who gets confronted by a woman who claims she's the contestant's girlfriend… and she has the text messages to prove it!

You will NOT know whether Lucas The Whaboom advances very far or whether Jonathan the Tickle Monster is in it for the long haul.

Indeed, readers, The Bachelorette season premiere was just the beginning.

Where does everything go from here?

Who will Rachel eliminate? Which men will nearly come to blows? Which men seemingly will come to blows?

What insults will fly and how many tears will be shed?

ABC has released an extended, four-minute teaser that at least hints at the answers to all these questions.

Take a deep breath. Prepare yourself. And check it out now:

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