These days, controversies surrounding TV shows seem to be a dime a dozen.
And after this week’s latest drama regarding the Duggar family, who quickly became a household name after the success of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting, it’s safe to say we can add another series to the ever-growing list.
“Twelve years ago, as a young teenage I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” he wrote on Facebook. “I hurt others, including my family and close friends…I would do anything to go back to those teen years and take different actions. In my life today, I am so very thankful for God’s grace, mercy and redemption.”
Josh’s parents—Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar—as well as his wife Anna Duggar, all released statements supporting the 27-year-old’s apology.
And while the fate of the hit reality show is yet to be determined, let’s take a look at the other popular shows that were brought down by scandal.
1. TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: Just last year, amid reports that Mama June (June Shannon) was dating a convicted child molester, the once popular program was cancelled. The network released a statement saying that they were “faithfully committed to the children’s ongoing comfort and well-being.”
2. A&E’s Duck Dynasty: While the show is still on air, members of the Robertson family have caused quite a stir over their political and religious beliefs. And that’s putting it mildly…
3. VH1’s Megan Wants a Millionaire: The buxom blonde just wanted to find love, but instead, she found herself at the center of a bizarre, scary murder-suicide case. Ryan Jenkins, a contestant on the dating show, was accused of murdering his then-girlfriend Jasmine Fiore in August 2009. Following a nationwide manhunt, Jenkins was found dead of an apparent suicide in a hotel room.
4. Food Network’s Cooking With Paula Deen: The successful chef landed in hot water after she admitted via video deposition in a lawsuit that she used the N-word and told what could be perceived as racist jokes.
5. TBS’s CeeLo Green’s The Good Life: In September 2014, TLC scrapped plans for the show in the wake of the singer’s legal woes. The former The Voice star was currently battling a court case where he pleaded no contest to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a female years prior. He also entered a special plea where he maintained his innocence in the case.
6. MTV’s Buckwild: Following the 2013 death of castmember Shain Gandee, the network decided to pull the plug on the popular West Virginia-based show. In its first season, Buckwild averaged more than 3 million views and was considered one of MTV’s highest-rated shows.
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