19 Kids and Counting: Should TLC Cancel the Series?

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In the wake of the most disturbing Duggar family scandal to date, TLC is under severe pressure to cancel 19 Kids and Counting.

On Thursday, following reports, rumors and innuendo regarding a sex scandal from his past, Josh Duggar issued a statement that addressed allegations he molested five young girls in 2002.

19 Kids and Counting Cast Photo

“Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably, for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” the 27-year-old said. “I hurt others, including my family and close friends."

According to various insiders, Duggar groped the private parts of multiple girls (including his sisters) both while they were sleeping and while he was interacting with them back in the day.

"We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling,” Duggar added.

“I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life."

Duggar's parents and wife also issued statements in defense of Josh, while TLC is yet to commend on the uproar.

But the network pulled the plug on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo in June following reports that Mama June had been dating a convicted child molester.

So now it must be asked: Should TLC cancel 19 Kids and Counting?

[UPDATE: TLC has pulled the show from its schedule, yet has not officially canceled it.]

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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