For obvious reasons, the Duggar family’s second TLC reality series has been surrounded by controversy.
The Duggars’ first show, 19 Kids and Counting, was canceled in response to the Josh Duggar sex scandals, and many former fans were justifiably outraged that the network was so quick to give the disgraced family a second shot.
Declining ratings and bailing advertisers have led to talk of Counting On getting canceled, but for now at least, it looks like the network that made the family famous is still all-in on the Duggars.
Insiders say the Duggars are currently filming Counting On Season 3, and as predicted, it will reportedly feature an entire episode devoted to the Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo wedding.
In fact, it will likely feature several episodes that revolve around the upcoming nuptials.
As fans of the show know, producers basically got an entire season out of Jinger and Jeremy’s courtship and engagement.
The proposal itself was teased for several weeks, and viewers got to see Jeremy pop the question only after a bizarre bait-and-switch clip show.
So you can bet the folks behind Counting On are planning to get a lot of mileage out of Jinger and Jeremy’s wedding, as well.
A leaked production schedule led to rumors that Jinger and Jeremy would get married over the weekend.
That didn’t happen, but the family was spotted filming scenes at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade.
The show generally takes place chronologically, so we suppose it’s not surprising that the Jinger and Jeremy wedding isn’t taking place right away.
It stands to reason that producers would want to film a few episodes about the build-up to the wedding, because as so many irritated fans pointed out over the course of Season 2, they really don’t have much else to go on in terms of storylines.
Sure there’s Jessa Duggars second pregnancy, but Duggar births are like Trump scandals:
It feels like there’s one every week.
The importance of Jinger’s relationship has led to some interesting accusations, as some fans believe Jinger and Jeremy are getting married for the ratings.
We doubt that’s true, but the quickness with which they’ve rushed through the courtship process does seem to indicate they had some additional incentives.
Of course, given the fact that Duggar kids are prohibited from having any sort of premarital sexual contact, they might not need any additional incentive.