REPORT TLC execs worried Derick Dillard is the new Josh Duggar

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According to two new reports, executives at TLC are worrying openly about the likelihood that Derick Dillard could become a Josh Duggar-level liability and threaten the long-term future of Counting On. Of particular worry are Derick’s recent inflammatory anti-transgender comments, though his recent plea for fans to fund mission trips to Arkansas allegedly has more than a few eyes rolling, as well.

The Hollywood Gossip was the first to report on network worries about Derick Dillard. According to their take, “execs at TLC are…less than thrilled to be putting out fire[s] surrounding yet another Duggar scandal,” And their source, said to be close to Counting On‘s production, claims there’s “widespread fear on set” that Derick’s words “will mean the end of” the show.

“They’re probably not too long for TLC,” said the source. “My feeling is that they’ll probably get axed soon because of this Jazz [Jennings] situation….[Derick] opened up a can of worms that he never, ever, ever should’ve cracked a lid on.”

Meanwhile, Inquisitr’s article was the first to call Derick a “liability,” and to further point out that the major plot point of Counting On‘s new season is expected to be Jill Dillard’s pregnancy complications and the eventual birth of newest child Samuel. Because shooting for the new season wrapped well in advance of Derick’s comments and because Derick and Jill are “very much going to be a part of the new season,” it seems possible that later-season episodes will have to be re-edited, in order to minimize advertiser fallout and fan backlash.

However, any such scenario probably also depends on Derick continuing to make inflammatory comments as the season progresses. And it’s not clear that Derick will be willing to keep all of his opinions to himself, let alone able:

Counting On Season 3 premieres Monday, September 11th at 9 PM on TLC.

(Photo credits: Derick Dillard via Instagram)

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  • Nedly Mandingo IV

    Good, kick that crooked mouthed homophobe off that show. Actually…cancel that whole show, I don’t know why it’s still on. His wife should have really taken a closer look at this twerp before she decided to marry and breed with him.

    • Trash TV

      The attack on a young transgender girl was the last drop for me, I refuse to watch the show and sponsor these people.
      These people are not trying to spread God’s love but their own hate. All the wonderful things they could have done for others, the world, God. What a shame they still have so much growing to do.

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      • Upside-down Flower

        People like the Duggars use “We are Christians” as an excuse to be horrifically judgmental, hateful, violent and basically act as though they have pure, genuinely believe in God.

        HORSE SHIT OF LIES!!!!!!

        Didn’t God create us ALL in His image? Not just some, but ALL!!!!!

    • Jessica

      I don’t think she really had a choice, the duggars wanted the Bible Belt version of a Kim kardashian televised wedding.

    • candy

      I think she should keep her legs closed..divorce him and move back home

      • Queenie

        Move back home? To the crazy mother ship? No, she should get the hell away from every single one of those hateful, discriminating cult members.

      • LN

        Move home? How about go get an education, find her own place, support herself and teach her kids to be independent thinkers?

  • Jane

    Everyone has their own opinion & is free to speak them, at least here in the U.S. However, if your OPINION is directed toward one individual & is hurtful to THAT specific person, it should NOT be spoken, in my opinion. As I was taught, & teach my children and grandchildren, if you have nothing nice to say, DON’T say anything at all!! Besides that, I believe that it is not for us to judge, that job is for God!! Also, as the saying goes, “never judge a person until you have walked a mile in his shoes”!!!!
    It’s a SHAME when a man CLAIMS to be, “a man of God” or a “Pastor” & SAYS that he is spreading the word of our Lord, yet DOES the complete OPPOSITE of what the Bible teaches us, such as JUDGING others!! If I were a member of his church, I would find a DIFFERENT place of worship!! A church where they actually PRACTICE what God has taught us, through the Bible.

    • Vicki Altieri

      Couldn’t have said it any better!! GOD IS THE ONE AND ONLY JUDGE!! As Christians we should always live by the golden rule and never judge ANY PERSON .. All we can do as Christians is live out lives as we are taught thru the BIBLE and hopefully others will follow .

  • Susanna

    Derrick is greedy and hateful, but as far as I know he never sexually abused his younger sisters or cheated on his pregnant wife. I’m all for him getting kicked off TLC but to claim he’s a Josh level liability is ridiculous.

  • cali

    So is he trying to raise money in the name of god to help all people or just those who are straight and non transgendered? Sounds really backwards to me and hypocritical to use god just to benefit you but have a heart full of hatred.

    • Queenie

      You forgot “and white.”

  • Bruja

    May you be visited by a plague of the most vicious genital lice on Earth the next time you use a public restroom or stay in a hotel paid for by those you scam.

    If God is really kind, you’ll get them in that patchy, phucked up mess you call facial hair that is currently squatting on your face as well.

  • mickey2942

    About time…

  • Jenn

    This show should have never been put on air in the first place. Jim Bob and Michelle were complicit in child molestation, yet TLC and their advertisers keep lining their pockets. Take it off the air and make the whole grifting family get real freaking jobs to support their broods.

    • candy

      Well said

    • Saltydog

      Theoriginal show should have never been put on the air. Who ever thought it was a good idea to normalize cult members

  • Aussie cathie

    Some people don’t deserve to walk this earth!! Who the hell does he think he is? Dirty rat bastard grifting bone idle mongrel !!! Awful hot where he is headed… Burn you waste of oxygen ????

  • cookie

    He tried to run a cat over with a sled, he’s a total d!ck. Maybe TLC should stop putting these inbred, self centered fools on TV and they won’t have anything to worry about. Go back to your roots, teach people things, you are The Learning Channel.

    • Trash TV

      I can’t take much on Discovery serious anymore either. But Discovery was already bothering me years before TLC. Egyptology is my hobby and I start yelling at the screen watching something about ancient Egypt on Discovery. Many inaccuracies, fake and twisted.

  • Jessica

    They should have canceled this show long before Josh scandal. When all their nasty religious practices came to light (abusing babies, demeaning their daughters rights etc etc) tlc should have pulled the plug.

  • Jessica

    TLC should just cut ties with the duggars for good.HANDS DOWN.

  • Jessica

    TLC should cut ties with all of the duggars just like they did with honey boo boo, plus unlike honey boo boo no one(except the trinity network) will pick up another show with them.

  • Guest

    I don’t like Derick. He’s never had a job and just seems to walk around in some goofy ass cloud. The stuff with him trying to convert Catholics really rubbed me the wrong way too.

    Honestly I don’t see why the Duggars married Jill off to him. In a traditional family the man is the provider but wtf kind of provider is he? He just begs for money to go get into more stupid shit. Get a job and grow up, like the rest of us. If you wanted to play Peter Pan you shouldn’t have gotten married and had kids.

    • Vet

      He was an accountant for Wal-Mart. Quit as soon as he was “in” with the Duggars. Now he just begs for money for their phony religious work.

      • Jennifer Kralicek Andreika

        Wasn’t he some type of mascot also? Lol.. He needs to go back to that and not show his hateful ,disgraceful and judgemental mug … For good…. We wouldn’t have to see him per se and he didn’t speak as a mascot… Lololol!!

  • Fefe428

    I find it appalling that TLC continues to televise this family who have been proven to be nothing but grifters, liars, & the worst kind of hypocrites. They hold themselves out to be some kind of “Godly” family who live their lives above reproach, which clearly couldn’t be further from the truth. They are intolerant snobs who look down their noses at people who don’t think and believe what they do. The family is a cult and their children aren’t raised but indoctrinated and turned into narrow minded bigots like their parents…but in my opinion what I find the most distasteful is how they portray themselves as these hard working people who don’t believe in debt when in fact they’ve made a fortune thanks to their TV shows and are certainly not struggling for money.

    • motherall

      And call their home a church for the deductions.

      • Fefe428

        Exactly…it’s all a sham and I think It’s disgusting how TLC continues to allow them to perpetuate this lie.

  • candy

    Derrick is definitely a bum….all he wants to do is sponge off people who will give him free money….time for Jill to get rid of him…

  • Natters

    Please take this show off the air! If you have to watch a show with a big evangelical family watch, “Bring up Bates” on UP TV. They are not creepy, the kids are more normal, they can hold hands with their boyfriends/girlfriends, no side hugs, no scandals, no child molestation. Just please get “Counting On” off the air because the only thing TLC can count on is more trouble from this troubled family. TLC, the cable channel that is now called Touching Little Children can try to redeem itself.

  • Holy rollers always have some nasty skeletons in their closets.

  • Tink

    This guy is a twat-waffle and the entire clan should be booted off TV. I never saw the point in watching the robo-mom of what, 32 kids now, pumping out babies one after another, and the older kids pretty much taking over raising the younger ones. If they aren’t a cult, I don’t know what is.