TLC Pulls '19 Kids And Counting' From Lineup

TLC Pulls '19 Kids And Counting' From Lineup

TMZ was the first to report on Friday that TLC has pulled all airings of "19 Kids and Counting" from its lineup after tabloid reports of child molestation allegations against Josh Duggar proved to be true.

In a statement to The Huffington Post, TLC confirmed they are pulling the series from their schedule:

Effective immediately, TLC has pulled all episodes of 19 Kids and Counting currently from the air. We are deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and victims at this difficult time.

The move from the network appears to be temporary at this time, as TLC's website currently has the show listed as scheduled to air on June 1.

Sources told TMZ that the network has yet to make a long-term decision regarding the fate of the show, but the network has been relatively slow to act given that they were still airing a Duggar marathon hours after Josh issued an apology via Facebook: "I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret," he wrote. "I hurt others, including my family and close friends."

This post has been updated throughout to include a statement from TLC.

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