The Wedding That Could Land the Duggars Back on TV
It looks like the Duggars could be returning to television, thanks to a reality TV wedding.
DailyMail.com reports that Michaella Bates of UPtv's “Bringing Up Bates” show has asked Jana Duggar to be a bridesmaid in her televised marriage to Brandon Keilen.
The pair will tie the knot on Saturday at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN, and the paper says the whole Duggar family is invited.
Sources tell the paper that Jana was invited to be in the wedding party before the news of the Josh Duggar molestation scandal broke and “19 Kids and Counting” was canceled.
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An insider said, “While the Duggar family is invited to the wedding, the Bates [sic] don't want them causing controversy or trying to hijack the wedding for their own agenda. It will be interesting to see if they get left on the cutting room floor in the editing room, or if Jim Bob will use it as an opportunity for himself and his family.”
The source added, “Even Josh, Anna and their four kids will be there. They plan on doing a 20-hour motor home caravan for the 700-mile trip from Tontitown, Arkansas to Knoxville. They will ostensibly be there early to help out with wedding preparations.”
Nobody is worried about the Duggars' eldest daughter causing any trouble. “Jana will definitely get air time,” said the insider. “She's a member of the wedding party and truly one of Michaella's best friends.”