The Duggars are returning to TLC with new specials focused on Jessa Seewald & Jill Dillard

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TLC Announces Two New Duggars Specials Starring Jessa and Jill


The Duggars are returning to TLC.

Several months after the network was forced to cancel 19 Kids and Counting amid Josh Duggar's molestation scandal, ET can confirm that the family will be returning to TV.

TLC is set to start production on at least two specials, with the first planned to air by the end of the year. According to the Associated Press, one will be focused on 24-year-old Jill Duggar Dillard, her husband Derick, and their son, Israel, as they continue their mission work in El Salvador. Perhaps the show will also address the recent criticism surrounding the family's mission has been under fire recently as they have been flying home frequently.

WATCH: Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard Under Fire for Taking Vacation During Mission Work

The other special will document Jessa Sewald, Jill's 22-year-old sister, who is expecting her first child with husband Ben this November.

"We know that our audience is really excited about what's been going on with Jill and Jessa as they move into young adulthood," TLC Executive Vice President and General Manager Nancy Daniels told AP. "Now they're both at the precipice of big changes. With what was happening in their lives in the next few months, it felt like now is the time (for the specials), and we got going pretty quickly."

Jessa Duggar and husband Ben:

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So in love with our little man! 😍#BabySeewald Born on 11.05.15 9lbs. 11oz. 21 in.
Every time I look into this precious little face, I can't believe he's really mine! I feel blessed beyond measure! 😍 So in love! #BabySeewald (P.S. Still haven't settled on his middle name! 😊 Looking forward to sharing with y'all as soon as we decide! ❀️) @ben_seewald
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39 weeks 4 days! Feeling as big as a barn, and soooo ready to meet my baby! 😊 #BabySeewald
Special thanks to the talented @brittonfelber & @ezellon for taking our wedding pictures! So happy we have these special memories documented to look back on! 😍
Havin' a great time with friends tonight at the Razorback game! πŸ—
Throwback to our very first date-- 2 years ago, today! 😍😍 September 11th, 2013 #MarketplaceGrill with @ben_seewald ❀️ Love you more today than ever before! 😘
Congratulations Ben & Jessa on your pregnancy! It was so fun to have all 3 of us pregnant together!!!
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First (and probably the only) snow day of our Arkansas winter! πŸ˜ƒTime for some sledding with my man! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ @ben_seewald
Blessed beyond measure... ❀️ So happy to be sharing our first Valentine's Day together married! @ben_seewald
Loading up in the car after church, and Ben is on the phone with his Pops: "We have 4 of your kids in our car!" Gotta make sure everyone is accounted for! ❀️ So glad to have Ben's family up for a visit this weekend! @seewaldfamily
#StadiumSelfie #WPS πŸ—#GoRazorbacks! --with @ben_seewald ❀️
Trying on hats with my cowboy! 😘😍 @ben_seewald
Just uploaded pictures to Facebook of Ben and I with our wedding party! Check them out! www.facebook.com/JessaSeewald
Wonderful evening with my Love, celebrating Asa Hutchinson's governor inauguration!
Tomorrow marks 7 weeks of marriage to this amazing man! So excited to be sharing our first Christmas together married! @ben_seewald, I love you today more than ever! #ElizabethZellonPhotography
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 11: (L-R) Jessa Duggar, Jinger Duggar, Jill Duggar, and Jana Duggar visit 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on March 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 11: The Duggar family visits 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on March 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
18 of the 19 members of the Duggar family pose for a photo at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Highfil, Ark. on Friday, May 9, 2008, after returning from a trip to New York where the announced that they are expecting their 18th child. This weekend, Duggar will join her husband and their 17 children to celebrate Mother's Day with brunch at a hotel in downtown Little Rock. Their youngest child, Jennifer, is 9 months old. Their oldest, Josh, is 20. The Duggar children include 10 boys and seven girls. Within the group are two sets of twins. (AP Photo/Beth Hall)
FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2007 file photo, Michelle Duggar, left, is surrounded by her children and husband Jim Bob, second from left, after the birth of her 17th child in Rogers, Ark. No. 19 caught Michelle Duggar by surprise. The 42-year-old mom of 18 noticed that she wasn't losing weight, even though she and husband Jim Bob were on Weight Watchers, and her youngest child, 8-month-old Jordyn-Grace, was fussing while nursing. In the past, she found a fussy infant meant a change in breast milk that came with pregnancy. (AP Photo/ Beth Hall, File)
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None of the specials are said to include their 27-year-old brother Josh, who was at the center of the scandal that brought down the show. It was revealed in May that the oldest Duggar sibling molested four underage girls, including both Jessa and Jill, when he was then 15.

NEWS: The Duggar Family Goes Radio Silent After Josh's Latest Scandal

It was also revealed that Josh had two accounts with Ashley Madison, an online dating service for married men that was hacked over the summer. He later apologized to his wife Anna for having a secret addiction to pornography. "I have been the biggest hypocrite ever," Josh wrote on the Duggars' official website. "While espousing faith and family values, I have been unfaithful to my wife."

Josh has since checked into a faith-based rehabilitation facility in Rockford, Illinois and has not been seen in the public eye since.

The family has been slow to forgive Josh in the wake of all the revelations. In September, Jessa took a stand against her brother by sharing a Facebook post written by her father-in-law, Michael Seewald, in which he called Josh a "hypocritical Christian."

NEWS: The Duggars Still Not Ready to Forgive Josh: He Feels Like a Stranger

"It is going to take a long time before we forgive," a source told ET. "We are all still hurt. Josh is still in rehab, nobody is warm and fuzzy to him yet. It still feels like he is a stranger."

The two specials follow the Duggar brief return to TLC when Jill and Jessa were both featured in Breaking the Silence, a child sexual abuse special.

The family has yet to react to the announcement.

A look back at Jill Duggar's wedding:

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So glad these visitors got to pop in for a bit today! @jessaseewald @ben_seewald #sister #brotherinlaw #lovemyfamily
Congrats to my sister Jill! πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½ http://dillardfamily.com/blog
We are looking forward to reconnecting with everyone with the new specials on TLCβ€”many have asked about our mission work and about the challenges of taking our family to a different country, culture and learning a new language. We appreciate your prayers. To keep up with us visit www.dillardfamily.com
Headed to @krispykreme for some free donuts on #PirateDay today! @derickdillard #babypirate #piratefamily
In our second trimester now! "Baby Dilly" is now the size of a fuzzy sweet Georgia peach! #babydilly #secondtrimester #jillmdillard #derickdillard
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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: Jill Duggar Dillard (ring detail) visits 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on October 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: (L-R) AJ Calloway interviews Jill Duggar Dillard and husband Derick Dillard during their visit to 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on October 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: Jill Duggar Dillard visits 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on October 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 11: (L-R) Jessa Duggar, Jinger Duggar, Jill Duggar, and Jana Duggar visit 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on March 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: Jill Duggar Dillard (L) and husband Derick Dillard visit 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on October 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: (L-R) AJ Calloway interviews Jill Duggar Dillard and husband Derick Dillard during their visit to 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on October 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: Jill Duggar Dillard (L) and husband Derick Dillard visit 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on October 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
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