HERE COMES THE BRIDE: A DUGGAR WEDDING UNVEILED IN AN ALL-NEW SEASON OF "19 KIDS & COUNTING"
-- New Episodes Begin Airing Tuesday, September 2 on TLC --
-- The Series Will Celebrate its 150th Episode during this Upcoming Season --
(Los Angeles, Ca.) - Following Jill and Derick's exciting engagement finale on 19 KIDS & COUNTING earlier this summer, the new season picks up with the happy couple planning for their big day. Jim Bob and Michelle start the emotional journey of giving away their first daughter in marriage as Jill and Derick plan their rapidly approaching nuptials. From dress shopping to cake tasting, it's all hands on deck as the engaged pair prepare to say their "I dos" in front of more than 1,000 of their closest friends and family. But this happy occasion is bittersweet as the family starts to realize what giving away Jill will mean to their close-knit clan. 19 KIDS & COUNTING returns with all-new episodes Tuesday, September 2 at 9 PM (ET/PT) and airs Tuesdays in the same timeslot through November on TLC.
Also this season, Jessa and Ben continue to grow closer as their courtship takes an unexpected turn when Ben makes a move to live closer to Jessa. Jim Bob and Michelle celebrate 30 years of marriage as Jill and Derick prepare their new home together with the help of the family. The newly engaged couple also tends to Derick's mom Cathy as she bravely battles cancer. And after their first year in Washington, D.C., Josh, Anna and their three kids decide it may be time to make a few changes in their own growing family. Big changes are underway for a big family on this season of 19 KIDS & COUNTING.
Leading up to the premiere, catch the Duggars reacting to encore airings of their favorite 19 KIDS & COUNTING episodes as part of TLC's "Dishing with the Duggars." Beginning Monday, August 25 and airing weekdays from 1-3 PM (ET/PT) for three weeks straight, viewers can go back in time with America's favorite supersized family as they laugh together and reminisce about some of their favorite moments, from births and holidays to clothing choices and family vacations.
19 KIDS & COUNTING is produced by Figure 8 Films for TLC.
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