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18 Kids and Counting formerly known as 17 Kids and Counting is the American television show that follows around the Duggar family. The family is made up of Jim Bob who is the father and Michelle who is the mother. They have 19 children now, 18 children in previous episodes. All of their children will have names that consist with the letter J.

The series has had 10 seasons with the latter of them beginning in August of 2012.

Michelle and Jim Bob live in Tontitown, Arkansas. The show originally aired on channels TLC and on Discovery Health. Many of the seasons and episodes will center on the last five deliveries of Michelle.

A love story is shown between Jim Bob and Michelle who treat each other as they did back in the early 80's when they first met. Jim Bob and Michelle married in July of 1984. When Jim Bob and Michelle decided to have more children, Michelle suffered a miscarriage. It would later be revealed that the child they had lost would be named Caleb. They did not know if the baby was a male or female but named the baby anyways. They believed that the birth control was related to the death of the baby and decided against using it any further. Jim Bob and Michelle would later on suffer another loss which would actually air on television about suffering another loss after she had already miscarried one baby.

In one of the episodes, you will see that their son now has a child of his own and has had a baby close in age to a sister of his now. The family continues to grow during the taping of the show either to Michelle expanding her family or one of the children marrying.

Michelle and Jim Bob will use the buddy system in order to keep track of all the children. They will take various trips to cities around the world which viewers at home will get to see when watching the show.

Monday 10:00 PM et/pt on TLC
12 Seasons, 153 Episodes
January 24, 2011
Cast: Michelle Duggar, Jackson Duggar, Jennifer Duggar, Jim Bob Duggar
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18 Kids and Counting Full Episode Guide

  • Michelle Duggar is getting a birthday of a lifetime as the older Duggar girls and Anna prepare a day of surprises for her birthday. But perhaps the biggest surprise may be from Jim Bob himself. And Michelle has a little surprise for the family of her own.

  • The Duggars are lighting up the sky after the family purchases fireworks for the 4th of July. Then, Jim Bob takes some of the family to their first fencing lesson. And finally, the older girls start preparing for Michelle's birthday celebration.

  • The Duggars put their family's history of motion sickness to the test when they head to Branson, MO to ride roller coasters! But first, their friends the Vanderhoffs are coming over for dinner. And later, see how Jill celebrates her 21st birthday!

  • First Duggar Grandson Michael is turning one and Jim Bob and Michelle are pulling out the stops! Plus, Anna decides to make a 3-tiered high-concept cake for her birthday boy, but will it be too difficult for her to pull off in time for the party?

  • The Duggars are up to their knees in kittens! Michelle must teach the little ones how to feed, burp, and clean up after their newest additions. Meanwhile, John David is renovating a big project while also thinking about the future.

  • Josh and Anna have added a new member to their family... Domino, the kitten! But caring for a new kitten becomes challenging when also caring for a baby and toddler. Plus, Anna has a big suprise for Josh as little Michael is about to take is first steps!

  • Newlyweds, David and Priscilla, visit the Duggars fresh off their honeymoon! Later, the Duggars go on a turkey hunt! Will Jinger and Jim Bob bag the first bird or will Joseph and Josiah be bringing home the turkey bacon?

  • Anna takes Mackynzie and Michael to the public library where she is going to be the guest reader at story time. Will Mackynzie and Michael sit still long enough to hear how the story ends? Jana is going to Michigan for her first-ever solo ministry trip.

  • The family returns to Joplin, MO for a Mother's Day Fundraiser for the victims of the tornado in 2011. And when they return home, it's picture day for the Duggars! But will their photographer be able to get all of them smiling in the same direction?

  • When Jordyn gets her head stuck in the railing, it's Jim Bob to the rescue. Later, the kids meet up with two other large families for a pizza and a lesson in pizza dough tossing. Plus, Jim Bob and Michelle head to DC and have dinner with Kirk Cameron!

  • The Duggars are going to a wedding! Watch as the family travels to Florida where Anna's sister Priscilla is getting married. Meet David, her fiance, plus, the older Duggar girls discuss what they look for in a husband.

  • It's rare to find a family as big as the Duggars! Watch two big families collide when the Vanderhoffs visit the Duggars. And while Jim Bob is home playing host, Michelle hits the road to visit her best friend of 39 years and speaks at a Moms' Meeting.

  • It's a special milestone for Mackynzie as she gets her very first haircut! Will she be able to sit still or will it be a hair-raising experience for all? Meanwhile, Josh and Anna give us the latest updates on their car lot and baby Michael!

  • The Duggars are back! Watch as the family adds new life, planting trees, visits a cornmaze, and hits the speaking circuit. Later, an emotional moment occurs when Michelle and Jim Bob go in for a routine pregnancy check-up.

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