TLC suspended airing the show on May 22, 2015, and officially canceled it on July 16, 2015. Jim Bob and Michelle's first grandchild, Mackynzie, turns one, celebrating with her parents, grandparents, and 18 aunts and uncles.
The family has another reason to celebrate when Anna and Josh announce that they will have their second baby.
The Duggars explain their ways of thriftiness: they do not use credit cards, only debit cards or cash; they purchase clothing from second hand stores, groceries from Aldi, grow their own vegetables, chop firewood to heat their home and even have a recipe to make their own laundry detergent.
Each Duggar has his/her own chores (or "jurisdictions", as they call them), which are somewhat gender-specific.
She is headed to Nashville, to pursue her dream of singing, something she has been doing since she was a child.The Duggars experience an ice storm, which results in loss of electricity and the destruction of numerous trees and a shed.Jordyn also ends up in the hospital for several days due to breathing difficulties from a cold.Josh and Anna do not know if their first child will be a boy or girl.Josh and Anna are kept in the dark until it is revealed live on NBC's Today show through a special cake from Buddy Valastro, the Cake Boss.Amy, along with her mother and grandmother (Grandma Duggar) head to Nashville to see if Amy can make her dream of being a singer come true.While there, Amy sings on the street in front of strangers and later on sings at a club in front a representative for a local record label.However, Jim Bob decides that, on this day, the jurisdictions will switch and the boys will do the cooking, laundry and cleaning, while the girls learn the basics about car repairs.The Duggars take a trip to Ohio for Michelle's family reunion.The Duggars wish her well and pray for her success in Nashville, before she leaves.Note: The special was two one-hour episodes, one counting as a 19 Kids and Counting episode.