It cost Discovery $19 million to cancel '19 Kids and Counting'

TLCJim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their growing family were the focus of TLC’s ’19 Kids and Counting.’

The cancellation of “19 Kids and Counting” amid molestation charges against Josh Duggar cost TLC’s parent company, Discovery Communications, $US19 million.

The huge figure was confirmed by the cable networks company’s chief financial officer Andy Warren during an earnings conference call on Wednesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Joshduggar tlc 19 kids and countingTLCJosh Duggar, far right, and his wife, Anna Renee, left, and their children.

Warren said the company experienced “higher restructuring and other charges this year of $US19 million primarily due to content impairment charges from cancelling TLC’s
19 Kids and Counting
.”

Last year, Discovery suffered $US20 million in losses surrounding the cancellations of TLC’s “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” and Discovery Channel’s “Sons of Guns.”

TLC officially canceled “19 Kids and Counting” in mid-July. The decision has been pending since May, when the cable network pulled the series from airing.

That’s when reports began to surface that oldest brother Josh Duggar, now 27, had molested five children, including four of his sisters, about 12 years ago. The parents decided to keep the incidents private instead of alerting authorities when they first learned of the abuse.

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