19 Kids and Counting

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  • TV-PG
  • 2008
  • 13 Seasons
  • 2.9  (2,644)

19 Kids and Counting is a reality television series that aired on the TLC network in the United States from 2008 to 2015. The show centers around the Duggar family, specifically parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children. The family is devoutly Christian and holds conservative values, and the show focuses on their day-to-day lives and activities.

One of the main themes of the show is the family's commitment to living a debt-free lifestyle. Jim Bob has made a career in real estate, and the family is portrayed as being frugal with their money. They purchase items in bulk, cook meals from scratch, and use hand-me-downs instead of buying new clothes. The show often depicts the family working on house projects together, such as renovating their expansive home.

Another major theme of the show is the Duggars' strict adherence to their religious beliefs. They practice "courtship" instead of dating, which involves supervised interactions between a young couple with the intention of marriage in mind. Physical contact is limited until marriage, and the family follows strict gender roles with the men as the leaders of the household. The Duggars are also pro-life and actively involved in the anti-abortion movement.

Throughout the show, viewers get to watch as the Duggar children grow and mature. The older children often take on responsibilities such as helping with homeschooling their younger siblings and working outside the home. The family is also actively involved in charitable organizations and frequently visits developing countries to perform missionary work.

The Duggars faced controversy during the run of the show, most notably when it was revealed that eldest son Josh Duggar had committed sexual abuse against some of his sisters when he was a teenager. The family responded to the scandal by canceling the show, and TLC later rebranded the show as Counting On, which focuses on the lives of the older Duggar children as they navigate adulthood.

Overall, 19 Kids and Counting offers a unique look into the life of a large, conservative Christian family. The show offers a glimpse into their values, challenges, and day-to-day activities. While it may not be for everyone, it provides an interesting perspective on a lifestyle that is vastly different from that of many Americans.

In conclusion, 19 Kids and Counting was a reality TV show that aired on the TLC network from 2008 to 2015, focusing on the conservative Christian Duggar family and their 19 children. The show depicted their frugal lifestyle and strict adherence to their religious beliefs, as well as their involvement in charity work and missionary trips. The show was canceled due to a scandal involving oldest son Josh Duggar, but the family has since been featured on a spinoff show titled Counting On.

19 Kids and Counting is a series that is currently running and has 13 seasons (250 episodes). The series first aired on September 29, 2008.

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Digging In With The Duggars
21. Digging In With The Duggars
May 19, 2015
Erica Hill sits down with the Duggar family to discuss all things family, marriage, babies, and new courtships from their milestone year. Plus, a few unexpected guests stop by.
Guide to Love
20. Guide to Love
May 19, 2015
Let's talk about love! Take a look back at every Duggar couple from courtships to first kisses. Plus the couples dish on secrets for a happy relationship! We'll see how people on the street react to Duggar dating do's and dont's.
Anna's Having A...
19. Anna's Having A...
May 12, 2015
The family plans a memorable gender reveal for Josh and Anna while they're in California.
Behind the Scenes
18. Behind the Scenes
May 12, 2015
A behind-the-scenes look at the camera crew that has been following the Duggar family for the last ten years.
Jill's Special Delivery
17. Jill's Special Delivery
May 5, 2015
Jill and Derick are anxious for the arrival of their baby, but when complications arise, the couple may have to wait a little longer before welcoming Baby Dilly.
Nesting and Room Re-Do
16. Nesting and Room Re-Do
April 28, 2015
The Duggar girls decide it's time for a bedroom-redo since Jill and Jessa have moved out. Jill spends the day shopping for nursery furniture. Meanwhile, Anna has her first midwifery appointment in DC. Back in Arkansas, Josie experiences a medical crisis.
Family Dinner
15. Family Dinner
April 28, 2015
Jessa and Ben move into their first home and Jessa makes dinner. In DC, Anna and Jill make a special craft while Josh educates Derick about fatherhood.
European Honeymoon
14. European Honeymoon
April 21, 2015
Jessa and Ben are off to enjoy their European honeymoon.
Duggars Say I Do
13. Duggars Say I Do
April 14, 2015
A behind the scenes look into the Duggars' weddings.
Birthing Class and Teamwork
12. Birthing Class and Teamwork
April 7, 2015
Back to the grind, Michelle and the little ones take dog Bubba for a bath. Joy delegates chores differently now that Jill and Jessa are out of the house. Anna sews up a present for Jessa and Ben, while Jill and Derick attend their first birthing class.
Jill's Having A...
11. Jill's Having A...
April 7, 2015
Jill and Derick Dillard find out the gender of their baby and reveal the exciting news at a party for the whole family.
Jessa's Wedding
10. Jessa's Wedding
March 31, 2015
The family comes together for Jessa's special day. But with gloomy weather predictions, a huge bridal party and a list of non-traditional requests, will everything go off without a hitch?
All About Jessa
9. All About Jessa
March 24, 2015
Jessa and Ben get their game on as they host a flag football game. Before the couple ties the knot, the Duggar family walks down memory lane and reminisces about Jessa.
Wedding Prep
8. Wedding Prep
March 17, 2015
Jill, Derick, Jessa, and Ben go on a double date while the family enjoys a pizza party. Later it's all about the final details of the wedding.
Race to the Altar
7. Race to the Altar
March 10, 2015
While Jessa and Ben register for gifts, Ben gets distracted. Later, Jessa and Ben join Joy and Jason for some exercise before the wedding; and Jill and Jana prepare a Nepalese meal for Derick.
Michelle's High School Reunion
6. Michelle's High School Reunion
March 10, 2015
Michelle attends her 30th high-school reunion, but details about her past surprise her family. Later, Johannah celebrates her ninth birthday with a horseback-riding party.
Wedding Prep and Pies
5. Wedding Prep and Pies
March 3, 2015
Jason and James create a special recipe for the rehearsal dinner, but will Jessa and Ben approve? Ben designs the perfect wedding ring for Jessa while the girls visit a local florist for their Duggar-sized wedding party.
Invites and Ride-Alongs
4. Invites and Ride-Alongs
March 3, 2015
With their wedding just a few weeks away, Jessa and Ben ask Josh to design their wedding invitations. Jim Bob joins John David on a police ride along.
Bridesmaids and Babies
3. Bridesmaids and Babies
February 24, 2015
With only 6 weeks until the big day, Jessa & Ben are eating and drinking wedding planning. Meanwhile, Jill & Derick attend their first midwife appointment. And Jinger takes Ben & Jessa's engagement photos.
Jessa Says Yes to the Dress
2. Jessa Says Yes to the Dress
February 24, 2015
Jessa goes wedding dress shopping with quite the entourage. Meanwhile, Jill & Derick receive a special gift from the DC Duggars.
Jill's Secret
1. Jill's Secret
February 17, 2015
The family makes plans for Jessa's upcoming wedding to Ben Seewald. Jessa knows exactly what she wants, but will there be time to get it? Meanwhile, Jill shares life-changing news.
Where to Watch 19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting is available for streaming on the TLC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch 19 Kids and Counting on demand at Vudu and Google Play.
  • Premiere Date
    September 29, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    2.9  (2,644)