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Jill and Jessa: Counting On

Jill and Jessa: Counting On

  • Premiered: 
    December 13, 2015
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  • Network: TLC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Spinoff of 19 Kids and Counting 
  • Subject Matter: Family
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Plot Synopsis

JILL AND JESSA: COUNTING ON is a reality series that follows the next chapter of Jill (Duggar) Dillard and Jessa (Duggar) Seewald. The episodes center around the two young women and their ever-changing lives as Jill moves to Central America with her family and Jessa starts one of her own. In the first three programs, which aired in December 2015, viewers catch up with the family through the eyes of Jill and Jessa as they get prepared for the exciting milestones ahead. As Jill prepares to move her family to Central America for missionary work, she and Derick impart some parental advice to Jessa and Ben while they get ready to bring their first child into the world. Baby buzz is all around the Seewald household as the family plans a baby shower, decorates the nursery and gathers the last few essentials for Baby Seewald. Viewers also get an inside look at Jessa's labor and delivery and her first days at home with her newborn son. Jill and Derick celebrate with friends and family before heading to Central America, and viewers follow their journey south of the border to walk in their shoes as they get their life set up in their new home. Also, for the first time, several family members including Anna Duggar, speak out and address the difficult summer the family faced.

Season 2 of JILL AND JESSA: COUNTING ON premiered on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT, immediately following an encore presentation (6-9pm) of the show's first three programs. In the season opener, "At Home & Away," Jessa and Ben navigate life as a family of three with new baby, Spurgeon. Jill and Derick settle into their home in Central America as Israel starts to hit new milestones. Later, Jessa enlists her sisters to help prepare a fall feast for the whole family.

The third season of JILL & JESSA: COUNTING ON premiered on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT on TLC, immediately following a new 90-minute special. In the special (6:30-8pm), "Countdown to the New Season," Jessa and Ben head to St. Louis to meet Christian hip-hop artist Flame; the girls hit the road for a sister bonding weekend and take an unexpected detour after a surprise; with an exclusive sneak peek of the new season. Then, in the season opener (8pm), "A Courtship Begins," Jessa and Ben discuss future additions to their growing family as Jill and Derick face hardships while continuing mission work in Central America. Jinger gets ready to take a big step with a special someone.

Season 4 of COUNTING ON premiered on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT on TLC. In the season opener, "The Jinger Gown," Jinger said yes to marrying Jeremy and now it's time to start planning for the big day. The family takes a trip to DC to find Jinger's perfect dress. But with more options than imagined, will she find the dress of her dreams? With less than three months until Jinger and Jeremy's wedding and more than 1,000 guests in attendance, the planning could not be done without Duggar-style teamwork. This exciting season follows the journey from the altar to their honeymoon down under in a special two-hour wedding event. Viewers get an inside look into custom wedding dress shopping, venue preparation and a bachelorette party only the COUNTING ON sisters could plan. But as wedding bells begin to ring, the realization that Jinger is moving far away from home to start her new life with Jeremy leaves the family with bittersweet feelings. While all eyes are on the wedding, Jessa and Ben prepare to welcome the newest member of the Seewald family to the world. The idea of expanding their little clan is exciting to the young couple, especially after experiencing the joys of raising one-year-old Spurgeon. As Jessa and Ben prepare for this next journey, Jill and Derick reveal a little surprise of their own. To top it all off, Joy has entered into a new courtship with long-time friend, Austin and enjoys the perks of an official relationship, including chaperoned dates and side hugs.

The seven-episode fifth season of COUNTING ON premiered on Monday, June 12, 2017 from 9-11pm ET/PT on TLC. Jessa and Ben expand their young family with an adorable newborn and experience all the joys and challenges that come with raising two small children. Viewers will see Jill and Derick say goodbye to return to Central America, but not before they make a big announcement to baby Israel and the rest of the family. Jinger and Jeremy adjust to life as newlyweds in a new city far away from Jinger's hometown in Arkansas. And the excitement doesn't end with the older sisters... it's Joy's turn now! Viewers will see how Joy's boyfriend Austin Forsyth and the rest of the family get along and their road to the aisle. But Joy is not the only sibling to find new love as yet another Duggar announces a new courtship. As everyone is getting older and starting their own families, there is always something new with this ever-growing family! In the two-hour season opener, "Joy's Wedding," it's hard to believe that Joy and Austin's wedding day is finally here! Viewers get a first look at this exciting and emotional event as Joy walks down the aisle to become Mrs. Austin Forsyth. Then watch their journey to the altar from the very beginning.

The sixth season of COUNTING ON premiered on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT on TLC. In the season opener, "A New Courtship," the Seewalds and the Vuolos meet up in San Antonio and take a stroll down memory lane. Joy begins her wedding planning with a walkthrough of the venue. The Dillards get settled in Central America. And Joe asks Kendra an important question.

Season 7 of COUNTING ON premiered on Monday, February 26, 2018 from 9-11pm ET/PT on TLC. In the two-hour season opener, "In Love in Switzerland," Joy and Austin say "I do," and now Mr. and Mrs. Forsyth finally get to enjoy some alone time in Switzerland. Joe and Kendra get their engagement photos taken. And the siblings help Jinger and Jeremy mve into their new house.

On Monday, July 30, 2018 TLC premiered the eighth season of COUNTING ON. In the season opener, "It's All Greek to Me!," Josiah asks Lauren Swanson to enter into a courtship, but will she say yes? Meanwhile, Joe and Kendra go on their Greek honeymoon filled with a thrilling lunch in the sky, a local food tour, and paddleboarding.

On Monday, February 11, 2019 from 9-10pm ET/PT, TLC premiered the seven-episode ninth season of COUNTING ON, immediately following a new one-hour special (8pm) that counts down to the new season. The Duggars, Seewalds and Vuolos are at it again with major news and big adjustments, from the highs of budding relationships, strengthening marriages and new faces to heartbreaks that test the strength of love and underscore the importance of faith and family. Jinger and Jeremy prepare to welcome their first child, a baby girl, but as the due date approaches, Jinger nervously recalls her sisters' long labors and big babies. Viewers will be invited along the intense delivery, beginning with her decision to induce and hopefully avoid unexpected complications. Then, once back home in Laredo with their beautiful Felicity, Jinger and Jeremy must learn how to navigate being new parents. Meanwhile, John David and Abbie are beginning a new chapter of their lives after a whirlwind courtship and an aviation-themed proposal! As the couple settles on a date for their nuptials in just a few short months, they enlist the seasoned help of Jana and family friend, Laura, who begin to coordinate the event for 1,000 guests. From floral designs to ordering porta-potties, Jana and Laura must pull everything together for John and Abbie's dream day. Once the happy occasion is finally here, John and Abbie are on cloud nine as they seal the deal with a first kiss to remember. Then, Josiah and Lauren are the epitome of newlyweds as they go chaperone-free during a romantic honeymoon in Austria, where they tour iconic sights from The Sound of Music. Jessa and Ben, Joe and Kendra, Joy and Austin and all of the Duggars are busier than ever with new babies, new milestones and new plans for the future. It's anyone's guess who will make the next big announcement in this big family!

The tenth season of COUNTING ON debuted on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 9pm ET/PT on TLC. In the season opener, "Who's the Most Romantic?," Jinger and Jeremy go house hunting in LA, but with pricier real estate and smaller square footage, will they be able to find the perfect place? Meanwhile in Arkansas, teh family is going camping. Later at dinner, one couple makes a special announcement.

COUNTING ON returned for its eleventh season on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 from 8-10pm ET/PT on TLC. As their family tree grows, the Duggar children are facing new challenges, exciting life opportunities and the anticipation of branching out on their own. For some, that's all the way to the west coast. In the season opener, the Duggar family copes with the effects of the COVID-19 virus, the special will check in with the different branches of the Duggar family across the country. Jessa and Ben struggle to keep three kids entertained while making the best of the situation at home. Jinger and Jeremy deal with the California restrictions, which are far stricter than those in Arkansas. Meanwhile, Jim Bob, Michelle, and the rest of the kids adjust to self-isolating when they have more than 10 people at home. Later, the entire family comes together for a family fun night... via video chat. Then, the following week, Jinger, Jeremy and Felicity have officially left Texas and are moving to their new home in Los Angeles. After a few additional stops along the way, they finally arrive and are thrilled to start this new chapter. Meanwhile, back at home, John David and Abbie get creative with their first-ever gender reveal! Throughout the season, the Duggar children continue to come into their own, with many family units continuing to grow, and there could even be a surprise courtship announcement. John David & Abbie and Josiah & Lauren welcome their first babies, while Joe & Kendra give birth to their second baby. Jinger, Jeremy and daughter Felicity warm up to their new LA lifestyle by taking on new activities such as swimming lessons, high-end shopping and even skateboarding. After revealing that they were expecting, Jinger must deliver the sad news that she miscarried this past winter. With months of grieving behind, they are happy to announce in the season finale, they are again expecting a baby with a fun virtual gender reveal. After suffering a tough loss, Joy & Austin announce that they are also expecting.
On Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 9pm ET/PT, TLC premiered "A Quarantine Courtship," the Season 11 finale of COUNTING ON. The Duggars adjust to a new normal during the pandemic as they get creative celebrating Abbie's birthday from a safe distance. Jinger and Jeremy take over a family video chat to share happy news. Surprises keep coming when someone announces a courtship.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Figure 8 Films