TLC’s reality series about the super-sized Duggar family called “19 Kids and Counting” premiered its new season this week. On Sept. 19, the network revealed for the first time on its website details about two new upcoming episodes titled “An Emotional Goodbye” and “A Big Idea.” Both feature Josh and Anna Duggar and how they are adjusting to living in the big city of Washington, DC.
“An Emotional Goodbye” airs on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. EST on TLC. After helping Josh and Anna make their 1200-mile move from Arkansas to the nation’s capitol, the Duggars must head back home. The bittersweet milestone includes tearful goodbyes and many, many hugs.
The next new episode of “19 Kids and Counting” is titled “A Big Idea,” and once again Josh and Anna are featured. While they continue to adjust to their new lives, Anna ventures out on her own to brave the streets of Washington, DC. Meanwhile, the Duggar family, back at home in Arkansas, comes up with a big idea to give back. The new episode airs on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 9 p.m. EST.
TLC doesn’t reveal any more details about the fundraiser, but Fox 16 in Little Rock reported earlier in the month that the Duggars participated in a flea market and auction to benefit the Arkansas Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit. “The event was a complete success,” Michelle Duggar told Fox 16. She added, “The Arkansas Children’s Hospital NICU, God used them to save our Josie’s life. She is here today because of them and we know that we’re so grateful. We just want to say thank you and give back a tiny little bit compared to what they did for our family.” The event even included a kids’ area with rides, plus concession stands and more.
The entire Duggar family lived in Little Rock for six months to be close to Josie. After she was born three months prematurely on Dec. 10, 2009, the tiny tot, who weighed just 1 lb, 6 oz. at birth, spent many months struggling for life in the NICU at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Today, she is a thriving 3-year-old and one of the real stars on “19 Kids and Counting.”
More about the Duggar family from "19 Kids & Counting"
The super-sized Duggar family includes mom Michelle, dad Jim Bob, plus children Joshua, Jana, John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jeremiah, Jedidiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn and Josie. The family resides debt-free in Arkansas and stars in a weekly reality TV series called "19 Kids & Counting."
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