While the fate of "19 Kids and Counting" remains in limbo in the wake of revelations from Josh Duggar's molestation scandal, a new report says the Duggars might not be leaving the airwaves anytime soon.
A source close to the Duggar family says TLC is considering a spinoff series, People reported Wednesday.
Although some episodes and promotional materials for the beleaguered reality show, which had premiered in 2008 as "17 Kids and Counting," remain on TLC's official website, rumors abound that the network will cancel the program completely as a string of top sponsors, (including Walgreens and Payless) head for the hills. But a related TV show might present a way for the Duggars to maintain their core fan base and advertisers while downplaying associations with the scandal-wracked family members.
The reported spinoff would potentially refocus cameras away from Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar and onto their two newlywed daughters and their husbands, Jill and Derick Dillard and Jessa and Ben Seewald.
"The show had begun to focus more and more on the next generation of Duggars, anyway -- mainly Jill and Jessa and their marriages and babies," the source told People. "That's when the show got its highest ratings."
TLC has not responded to a CBS News request for confirmation.